I agree. obviously there is some guide lines that needs to in place. Thompson encores are sold as a set with a rifle barrel and stock to go with the pistol frame and short barrel. they were rulled legal. now there is a case were a guy is packing a short barrel and a stock in one in the same case. makes me think big time. all the kits I see for converting 1911 45 pistols into rifles same thing. convert your pistol into a sa rifle in seconds with a 16" barrel and butt stock all packed in the same case. how many of those foregin 1911 pistol copys are getting 922 compliance parts added. wouldnt that now be considerd a pistol gripped imported assult rifle with a Hi cap MAG ?????
Intent laws are what bugs me. arrest the crimnials not suspected criminals. I always felt I would need to be actually breaking the law not thinking about breaking the the law. A malfunctiong fire arm is not intent it is a broken gun. If I was non mechanicaly inclined like thousands of gun owners the last thing I would want to do is take a AK or A AR in for repair of a bad disconector or trigger that was to touchey. after the recent case in wisconsin. I suspect there is way more than meets the eye and the guy is likely a scum bag BUT the facts of the case should be only considerd not his previous crimes. was the Gun purposly made to double and or did he continue to fire a malfunctiong weapon. if yes then he it guilty. If this is a gun that suddendly started doubling or slam firing and had correct legal parts then he should be inniocent. a boken disconector spring shouldnt be a 10 year jail sentance.
If rulings are going to be made like that, then every AK owner needs a spring loaded firing pin as comercial ammo or hand loads with standard rifle primers can and will slam fire.