I don’t have a problem with this. We have a right to bear arms, but nothing says those arms must be allowed to have no serial number. I own a number of guns, and all of them have serial numbers. It isn’t a big deal.
Lots of older guns, very high quality guns, do not have serial numbers and are perfectly legal.
So what is the difference?
Would you have a problem with your serial numbered gun being confiscated and then told days later that you don't have a right to them because the serial number has been defaced?
Who is going to believe you? Oh but you have pictures of them, well the authorities have the ACTUAL gun with no serial number.
Nothing specifically says that the arms must be allowed to be anything other than single shot muzzleloaders, or that they must not be required to have a nine foot barrel extension permanently welded on. Still comfortable with the line of reasoning?
“I dont have a problem with this. We have a right to bear arms, but nothing says those arms must be allowed to have no serial number. I own a number of guns, and all of them have serial numbers. It isnt a big deal.”
I understand what you are saying, but do you think you should be charged with a felony if you chose to remove the serial number of one of your guns? You own them so who is to say you can’t? Does it hurt anyone?
Laws against obliterated S/N’s are malum prohibitum. They serve no purpose that isn’t accomplished through existing laws. It’s already illegal to possess stolen property.