China’s Attack Robots Revealed!

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China has “armed attack robots” equipped with rifles and grenade launchers designed to be “the latest line of defence in the fight against “global terror.” That’s how the People’s Republic characterizes their contribution to Skynet. But really, is this such a big deal? Are these dinky killers – revealed at the 2015 World Robot Conference in Beijing – autonomous? And how scary is a robot named “NOBODY” armed with “minor-caliber weapons, recoilless rifles and grenade launchers?” When drones get a mind of their own, then we have issues. Until then Hammacher Schlemmer is aware.


ATF eForms Delays Form 3s and 4s… Again


Even among veteran stamp collectors most have probably never seen a Form 3, but they need one every time they buy a new product from a dealer. The Form 3 is what licensed dealers use to tell the ATF that ownership of a registered NFA item is transferring from one licensed party to another, and in theory it should simply be a rubber stamp process. Both parties are already licensed, all that needs to happen is that the ATF updates its books and sends the green light to the dealer in question. This simple process should be instantaneous with the technology available today, but instead it still takes nearly a month for paper copies to work their way through the system and back. The ATF was planning on digitizing the process to make things easier but apparently that has once again been pushed back. And also delayed the return of the digital eForm 4.

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Question of the Day: Are Gun Dealers “Uniquely Shielded” From Federal Oversight?


There’s a civilian disarmament complex JournoList. How else do you explain the New York Times article on Governor Cuomo joining the Brady Campaign for Prevent Gun Violence’s upcoming crusade against “bad apple” gun dealers coming within hours of’s article Only 7 Percent of Licensed Gun Dealers Were Inspected Last Year? In the wake of Representative Gwen Moore’s Gun Dealer Accountability Act [via]? Anti-gun agitprop propagators are setting-up the push to punish (their word) gun dealers who legally sell a legal product to non-prohibited buyers. Right now the question is, are gun dealers “uniquely shielded from scrutiny”? Make the jump for The Trace’s case . . .

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CZ-USA Now Shipping Scorpion Evo Factory Stocks With 922(r) Compliance Kits


CZ’s Scorpion Evo 3 S1 is 100% made in the Czech Republic. This is fine for a pistol but, in the U.S., poses importation problems were it a rifle and prohibits those wanting to turn the pistol into a rifle (including into a registered SBR) from doing so legally. We have the perfectly understandable, totally commonsense 18 U.S.C. § 922(r) of the 1968 Gun Control Act to thank for this, and what it all means was previously broken down in this post. What it meant to CZ-USA was that providing the Czech-made, factory folding stock to U.S. customers first required replacing at least six of the Scorp’s 15, 922(r)-relevant parts with U.S.-made alternatives. . .

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Amish Man Sues for Right to Purchase a Firearm Without a Photo ID


In the opinion of just about everyone in the Democrat party, the idea of asking someone to display a photo ID in order to cast a vote is a thinly veiled racist attempt to intimidate and disenfranchise low income and minority voters. But ssk them whether you should have to show a photo ID in order to purchase a gun — which, unlike voting, is a Constitutionally protected enumerated right — they’re all for it. Somehow they don’t see that as a racist attempt to disarm low income Americans. Now, however, one Pennsylvania man is challenging that requirement on an interesting premise: he’s Amish, and having his photograph taken is against his religion . . .

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Kansas LEO: The Day The ATF Showed-Up At My Door

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A TTAG reader and police chief writes:

I have a story for you regarding the investigation mindset of the ATF. I’ll give you a short synopsis. I’m a LEO, specifically the police chief of a small town in Kansas. One day a feller started beating on my door at the house. He was being pretty aggressive at it. I looked out and didn’t recognize him. No ID, just a clipboard, figured it was Kirby salesman or something. I typically answer the door with a pistol concealed behind the door or my leg, etc. if I don’t know the knocker . . .

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New Legislation Introduced to Remove Silencers from NFA, Provide Clarity on “Armor Piercing Bullets”


There are some big things going on in Washington, and right now it looks like there is some serious momentum behind a new push for pro-gun legislation. Two bills have surfaced in the last couple days that would significantly improve the lives of gun owners in the United States. The first would remove silencers from the National Firearms Act (making them available without a tax stamp and 6 month wait), and the second would streamline the process for ammunition companies to find out if the ATF thinks their lead free hunting rounds are actually evil “armor piercing” bullets. Both of these would be fantastic common sense gun laws, but there are some serious challenges ahead.

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ATF Entrapment of the Day: Tewksbury Edition

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“A New Hampshire man allegedly sold a military-style assault rifle, a shotgun and thousands of rounds of ammunition to an undercover federal agent who was part of a joint investigation with Tewksbury police,” reports. Holding that joint: our good friends at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (And Really Big Fires). Just in case you thought this was yet another case of the ATF manufacturing a crime, you’re right! Well, maybe . . .

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eForms: All the Proof I Ever Needed

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At a recent work event, a colleague mentioned that they thought that we should enact some “common sense” gun laws. The usual suspects tumbled forth. Background checks on all purchases. Waiting periods. Registration. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last 20 years, you know the list. I happened to be in front of my computer at the time attempting to check on the status of my Form 1 application. I say attempted because the image above is the error that I found upon trying to log in to my account…

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ATF Entrapment II: Chicago Gun Dealer Edition

I’ve railed against “stings” many times in these electronic pages. It’s lazy, inherently corrupt police work that puts the government on a slippery slope to tyranny (creating criminals to control the populace). In a previous post, we detailed an ATF “sting” that yielded “especially lethal” firearms christened “ghost guns.” To paraphrase Blue Peter‘s catchphrase, here’s some ATF entrapment they prepared earlier [via] . . .

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Feds Seize California “Ghost Guns”

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“Eight men were charged Thursday with making and distributing dozens of firearms, many of them assault-style weapons illegally equipped with silencers, in what federal officials are calling one of the biggest takedowns in California’s Central Valley,” reports. “Undercover agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives purchased or seized more than 230 firearms and silencers. Many are known as ‘ghost guns’ because they lack serial numbers and can be sold without background checks or transfer documents.” And now the law enforcement hysteria and anti-gun agitprop . . .

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