Originally Posted by rich
If the manufacturers thought they were being responsible in protecting us, from ourselves and from prosecution, they could have put in place a facility where all of their authorised dealers could take in a rifle (with AT) that had drifted over power (and they do drift over power, some models more frequently than others) and turn it down free of charge. Paid for of course by the factory. Now that would be seen as a comprehensive service and a proper effort to support the customer. It would also support the trade.
Not the argument tho Rich, they did everything within their power to ensure it left the factory legal. This is all about managing risk and understand which is the greater risk.