Good thing I'm not manufacturing "Defensive articles" then. I've checked with the Sheriff's department and will be working VERY closely with the local ATF bureau to ensure legality. I called them the other day and talked to an agent for about an hour, and he was actually very helpful with recommendations about checking into zoning, local ordinances and whatnot. I told him exactly what my plans were, exactly what rifles I was manufacturing, and he said all I needed other than the above was my 07 and to pay excise tax. I looked it up and any manufacturer who makes less than 50 rifles per year is exempt from excise tax. The only thing he really stressed was that I NOT attempt to make them automatic which is a no-brainer. I'm not quite sure why everyone is so paranoid about the ATF, but I haven't seen anything to make me leery. Well, other than Ruby Ridge and Waco, but not lately. I'll be sure to ask them specifically about the ITAR though. I'm going to be visiting family this week so I might not get back on until next weekend. I look forward to continuing our conversation when I get back though and I'll also look into SCORE then too.