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Can You Legally Buy an AR-15 Rifle Online?

The simple answer to this question is “yes”. Between 1994 and 2004 there was a ban on purchasing assault weapons in the United States of America. This included AR-15s; however, the ban was lifted and has not been renewed.

Gun Laws Regarding the Purchase of AR-15s

There are specific parameters in place on the state-level that regulate the purchase and ownership of AR-15s. For example, some states require a license or permit to purchase or own firearms. These states include: Hawaii, California, Illinois, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Maryland, in addition to District of Columbia. Some states also enforce waiting periods after the purchase of firearms. States that do this include: Hawaii, California, Illinois, and Rhode Island, and also the District of Columbia.

The purchase of AR-15s is legal in all 50 states in the U.S.A. permitting the purchaser is an American citizen or permanent resident, at least 18 years of age, and passes the mandatory FBI background check required for all retail firearm purchasers.

What are AR-15 Rifles?

AR-15s are semi-automatic rifles that are commonly used for target shooting, hunting, and home defense. Although they look very similar to military rifles, such as M-16s or AK-47s, AR-15s are not any more powerful than other hunting rifles of the same caliber. AR-15s function just like any other semi-automatic civilian sporting firearm and shoot one round with each pull of the trigger.

Sometimes it is assumed the “A-R” in “AR-15” stands for “automatic rifle” or “assault rifle,” but in actuality “A-R” represents “ArmaLite Rifle,” which is in reference to the name of the company, ArmaLite, that developed the rifle in the 1950s.

Why Do People Buy AR-15s?

People like to buy AR-15 rifles because the guns are generally lightweight, easy to handle, accurate, great for shooting long distances, and customizable.

Entry-level AR-15 rifles, which typically cost between 600 and 800 dollars, have basic features, such as: a collapsible stop, basic polymer hand guards, and 1 heat shield.

These features carry over to mid-grade AR-15 rifles, which are the most popular AR-15s purchased. Buyers can expect a mid-grade AR-15 rifle to cost between 800 and 1,500 dollars. Mid-grade AR-15s generally have thicker barrel diameters than entry-level AR-15s and are often advertised as “mil-spec,” which means they are military standard and basically the best quality for the lowest price.

Purchase an AR-15 Rifle Online From DE Guns

If you are interested in buying an AR-15 rifle, take a look at DE Guns’ selection of fully assembled AR-15s, upper and lower receivers, and AR-15 accessories on our website. Our collection includes products manufactured by Daniel Defense, Smith & Wesson, DPMS, Bushmaster, Novesk, Sig Sauer, Nemo and more. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, then call DE Guns at 402-875-6500 to speak with a member of our knowledgeable staff or fill out our online contact form.

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