ATF: Michigan Concealed Carriers Can No Longer Buy Guns Without a Background Check Because of Marijuana Legalization

Like a number of states, concealed pistol license holders in Michigan are exempted from the requirement to undergo a NICS background check every time they purchase a new firearm. That’s because permit holders have already undergone an extensive background check and fingerprinting in order to be issued a permit in the first place. Michigan has […]

Frankin Armory Responds to the ATF’s Reformation Ruling

See our earlier post regarding the ATF’s ruling as to the legal status of Franklin Armory’s Reformation here. The federal gun regulators have decreed that the Reformation, with its straight grooves, is something called a GCA/SBS…a short-barreled shotgun regulated under the Gun Control Act rather than the National Firearms Act.

After ATF Ruling, FosTecH Recalls All Origin-SBV ‘Shotguns’, Offers Consumers Replacement Options

FosTecH is an Indiana-based maker of AR platform rifles, shotguns and triggers. They’re also the maker of the Origin-SBV not-a-shotgun firearm thing. Well, they were.   FosTecH designed the Origin SBV along the same lines as other not-a-shotgun firearms such as the Mossberg Shockwave and the Remington TAC-14. Those guns are classified as firearms under […]

BREAKING: ATF Declares the Franklin Armory Reformation a GCA/SBS Shotgun, Halts All Retail Sales

See some our earlier posts on the Franklin Armory Reformation here, here, and here. While the Reformation may look like a short barrel rifle, it isn’t. That’s because the barrel uses straight lands and grooves. A conventional pistol or rifle barrel has twisted lands and grooves, as seen above. The Reformation’s straight-grooved design quirk was […]