Did the Colorado Firearms Dealer Violate Federal Law When Sol Pais Purchased a Shotgun?

As we mentioned in our previous article, 18-year-old Sol Pais traveled to Colorado from Florida on Monday. The woman was reportedly obsessed with the Columbine massacre. She had made threats ahead of the shooting’s 20th anniversary this Saturday. She purchased a shotgun and ammunition when she arrived in Colorado. Following an extensive manhunt by local and […]

ATF Acting Director Thomas Brandon Announces Retirement

Thomas Brandon, the ATF’s Deputy Director, has been the agency’s Acting Director since 2015. The agency has been without a confirmed Director for nine out of the last 13 years. Now Brandon has announced his retirement as the end of this month. TTAG hears other departures may be in the works for the agency as […]

Trump Admin Seeks To Strip BATF of Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ days look numbered.  Once more, under its 2020 budget proposal, the Trump administration seeks to transfer the ‘alcohol’ and ‘tobacco’ duties from the BATF.  The U.S. Treasury Department would take those duties if the administration gets its way. Today’s BATF would also get a new name: Bureau of […]

Why a ‘Kitchen Table’ FFL is a Bad Idea

Here at TTAG, we get lots of questions from our readers about a variety of gun-related and regulatory topics. One of the those that we’ve been meaning to cover over the years is so-called kitchen table FFLs. These non-conventional federal firearms licenses have advantages and disadvantages, both aspiring firearm industry professionals and consumers alike. My […]

Firearms Policy Coalition Files for Expedited Appeal of Bump Stock Ban Ruling

Last week and DC District Court judge OK’d President Trump’s bump stock ban which arbitrarily re-classifies bump fire stocks as machine guns. Now the Firearms Policy Coalition and their co-plaintiffs have filed for an expedited appeal with the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. Here’s their press release: WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 4, 2019) — Today, attorneys […]

UCF Student Found With Full-Auto AR-15, Charged With Illegal Machine Gun AND Bump Stock Possession

Our friends and colleagues in the mainstream media frequently get firearm technology and the laws that regulate them wrong. “Fully semi-automatic,” anyone? Surprisingly, we found an instance where they are actually (for the most part) right on the money regarding a story from the University of Central Florida. Max Chambers, a 19-year-old UCF engineering undergrad, […]