I Generated a Barcoded Form 4 for A Silencer: Here’s What Happened

post image

The folks at Dead Air Armament, Gemtech and Silencer Shop have gotten together with ATF to create a Form 4 generator. The process automates some of the data entry involved with…

Firearms Concierge: Machine Gun Madness

post image

I was out to lunch [sic] recently when I got a call. Not wanting to deal, I sent it to voicemail and listened to the message. The caller was someone…

Delta’s New Checked Baggage Firearm Policy Has Nothing to Do With Safety

post image

As some of you may know, I am a hybrid firearm/aviation enthusiast and recently TTAG ran a story about Delta’s changes in their firearm transportation policy. So I did a…

post image

Gun Deals Gone Bad Part 2: The Inherent Dangers of NFA Transfers

The NFA tax stamp business is complicated, but it’s not that complicated. Anyone with a college degree should be able to have a pretty solid grasp of the legal concepts…

post image

Gun Deals Gone Bad: Patience is a Virtue

A funny thing happened on my way back from lunch this afternoon. Ted Clutter from ATF’s NFA branch left me a voicemail. He didn’t sound happy with me at all….

What I Learned When I Took Some Folks for a Ride

post image

October 27th, 1995. My cousin was getting married in New York City and my whole family was heading north from Louisiana for the occasion. Unfortunately, we had to connect in…

post image

Update on the Jesse James/Liberty Suppressor Challenge

I will freely admit that I love guns, cans and a little competition every now and then. So when I found out about the new products from upstart Jesse James Firearms Unlimited that…

post image

It’s About Damn Time: An Attorney Gets it Right

As many of you know, I am a vocal critic of our legal community when they get it wrong and since turnabout is fair play, I’m going to talk about one of…

post image

Growing Pains at ATF’s NFA Branch

I’m no fan of government regulation, but sometimes it serves a purpose and sometimes it’s an inadvertent subsidy to the manufacturers of over the counter migraine medication. This morning I…

Against All Odds, Funny Frequently Works Best

post image

As several of you may know, I just had a birthday. Every year I take a step back to reflect on my (long) list of failures and my short list…

post image

My Eight Minutes With The ATF’s Sara Jones

She was amazing…for reasons other than what your gutter-dwelling minds are capable of comprehending. I had to call ATF’s NFA branch for an opinion today. If anyone is wondering, it…

post image

How ATF’s Electronic NFA Form System is Ruining my Business

This is not an exaggeration. Our federal regulators have a site that is designed to handle NFA transactions electronically, and it’s failing miserably and nobody seems to know why it’s…