This story has a TON of interesting stuff in it, but I am focused only on the following:
"What Overstreet actually had in his home was a kit to convert a MAK-90, a semi-automatic rifle similar to an AK-47, into a fully automatic weapon. But the law made no distinction between the kit and a converted gun."
Umm, Houston, we have a problem... WHAT is a "conversion kit" they are talking about? The only thing I can imagine is a parts kit that had the FA parts. Those BTW are NOT illegal in VA (where I now live) as they are in WA state. I can have a whole box of FA sears in VA. So WHAT are they talking about? I've never heard of anything like that, except those rapid-fire bump fire devices. Hrm.