I love how at the start of the video starts with “A simple google search got us 164000 entries…”
The picture they show at 40seconds is from the destructive device section of AutoWeapons.com. My guess is ABC fabricated that whole phone call and stole the picture, because I doubt anyone that works at AutoWeapons is not familiar with the ATF rules, nor would they bother risking their business on something like this.
DD1-152 – COLT M203 GRENADE LAUNCHER, SPECIALLY MADE FOR THE HK G3 7.62x51mm MACHINE GUN (ALSO KNOWN AS THE AK4)…THIS LAUNCHER IS FROM A GOVERNMENT EXPORT CONTRACT FOR THE SWEDISH MILITARY… (Source)
The lady they talked to on phone apparently said the only restrictions are:
- A buyer has to be a resident of a state that allows them to have a grenade launcher
- The buyer needs a gun permit
40mm grenade launchers are actually considered “Destructive Devices” by the ATF and they are highly regulated.
37mm copies of them are actually flare launchers so they are not regulated at all. People often refer to these as “grenade launchers” as well, even though there is no such thing as a 37mm grenade.