ATF Acting Director Brandon Campaigning for Gun Registry

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Last Sunday, Deputy Director Thomas E. Brandon appeared on CBS’ Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. Mr. Brandon was the ATF official who oversaw the discipline or, more accurately, the complete lack of…

ATF Posts Updated Processing Times for NFA Forms

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Getting your NFA paperwork approved by the ATF is an annoying necessity for those who want cool gun toys (like silencers and SBRs) to play with. Given the torrential weight of…

Death of the Kitchen Counter FFL: No New Licenses, and Distributors Stop Shipping

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There was a time in this country when you could have firearms shipped straight to your door. The Gun Control Act of 1968 put a stop to that for the…

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ATF gets Black Eye for Abusive Conduct on Alaskan Highway

On 19 May, 2016, a member of the ATF, or at least someone driving one of their vehicles at a time that it was supposed to be in service, may…

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3rd Circuit Affirms Right to Possess “Non-Dangerous Weapons for Self-Defense in the Home”

David Codrea writes [via Ammoland.com]: A panel for the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court ruling and sided with the government against a man who was authorized by…

Fast and Furious Guns Tied to at Least 69 Killings, 20 Mass Murders

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“New documents obtained by the government watchdog Judicial Watch prove, again, that guns sold through the Obama Justice Department’s Fast and Furious Operation have been used by Mexican cartels for mass murder…

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A “Firearm” at the CZ-USA Booth

It’s a pistol! It’s a rifle! No, it’s a firearm. One of the reasons I like dealing with CZ-USA is their willingness to embrace the aftermarket, which has helped their…

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ATF Approves SB Tactical Collapsible Pistol Arm Brace

SB Tactical‘s pistol arm brace concept has had a profound impact on the firearms market; it single-handedly (pun intended) saved the AR-15 pistol from obscurity. Up to now, the pistol arm brace has…

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Felonies, Fines, Probation Over Stag Arms’ Sloppy Accounting Practices

You may remember that Stag Arms ran into some regulatory trouble with our friends at the ATF last year at this time. They seemed to have had difficulty accounting for…

ATF Traced 364K Guns Recovered from Crime Scenes in 2015. And?

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“The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) traced more than 364,000 guns that were recovered from international crime scenes in 2015,” thehill.com reports. “Tracing guns from manufacture to…

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BREAKING: DOJ Fast & Furious Friday Document Dump

“The U.S. Department of Justice released thousands of subpoenaed documents about the controversial ‘Operation Fast and Furious’ gun trafficking investigation to a congressional committee on Friday,” Reuters reports. “The operation…

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Form 1 SBR ‘Manufacturing’ May Become Legal in WA

Washington State residents were surprised to find that the ATF was denying their Form 1 applications to build short barrel rifles. As discussed here, this was due to what most…

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