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House Judiciary Committee Republicans sent a letter to ATF Acting Director Marvin Richardson over the agency’s proposed rule change on “ghost guns.” The ATF is currently seeking to reclassify AR uppers and receivers as fully functional firearms, an attempt to prohibit Americans from producing homemade firearms.

According to the letter, the ATF’s latest proposed rule change “is deeply flawed, beyond the scope of ATF’s authority, contrary to years of previous ATF opinions, and harmful to millions of lawabiding American firearm owners.”

What’s most concerning to the members of Congress is the agency’s desire to circumvent Congressional legislation surrounding firearms and gun control, which they explicitly spell out:

ATF concedes that its “new definition would more broadly define the term ‘frame or receiver’ than the current definition.”4 Moreover, ATF expands the definition of a firearm beyond the intent of Congress in the proposed rule. The ATF includes “a weapon parts kit that is designed to or may readily be assembled, completed, converted, or restored.” However, the GCA defines a firearm as:

A) any weapon (including a starter gun) which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive; (B) the frame or receiver of any such weapon…

When passing the GCA, Congress did not include “weapon parts kit[s]” and the ATF took it upon itself to include assembled and completed where Congress explicitly left those actions out of the governing statute. In fact, ATF seeks to unilaterally insert a new definition using language from the Federal Firearms Act (FFA) of 1938 which Congress affirmatively repealed in the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA). ATF attempts to resurrect the FFA’s language through its new regulatory definition of “the frame or receiver” so that a single weapon might be comprised of multiple “frames” and “receivers.” Any of these “parts” in ATF’s interpretation would be considered a firearm so long as the Director decreed any “specific part or parts of a weapon is the frame or receiver.” By doing so, ATF disregards its controlling statutory language in the GCA and ignores Congress’s clear legislative intent in repealing the FFA.

The Biden administration has taken aim at ghost guns because they have absolutely no idea how these firearms are built (it only takes half an hour!) or the process for obtaining various parts kits. What’s amazing is the very people “proposing” these rules have never purchased lowers or upper kits in their lives. They fail to realize the shortfalls their regulatory action will have.

These gun control advocates truly believe they’re doing something right by saying every single part in a parts kit needs to be serialized and undergo a background check. But what this proposal really does is create a de facto registry.

If you have a home made firearm — or even a factory firearm —  that you built at home and eventually need to replace the trigger or the stock, under this rule change, you would have to undergo a background check at an FFL. Implement this over a period of time and eventually, the government can piece together what types of firearms every individual has and a rough estimate of how many guns a person owns.

This sets a very dangerous precedent, especially with gun control zealots hellbent on confiscation.

“Leaders” at the ATF are using the regulatory agency to implement this because there isn’t enough support in Congress to make these changes through the legislative process. That should tell Beltway insiders something: most Americans love and respect the Second Amendment. We want the ability to defend ourselves and our families. We want to have the ability to hunt and partake in the shooting sports. It’s why we elect those who fight for the right to keep and bear arms. And it’s why David Chipman’s confirmation as head of the ATF will ultimately fail.

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51 COMMENTS

  1. People like those trying these regulatory gymnastics to circumvent the 2A are specifically why the 2A exists. To prevent tyrants from attempting to disarm the US citizens!

  2. This is completely unconstitutional and will never stand up in court, but we will do it anyways. ~ Joe Biden probably…

        • “no one, not one is speaking of the fact that violating the Oath of Office is treason”

          well the constitution says that “treason” is defined solely as waging war against the united states or something like that.

          besides everyone’s used to it by now.

          and on top of that, not many are loyal to the united states as such anymore (certainly not the modern internet isolate right), and a self-centered hanger-on yelling “you’re not working for my benefit!” just doesn’t have the same ring to it as a citizen yelling “treason!”.

  3. Oh Halloween night the Ghost Gun rises from the pumpkin patch….

    Oh wait, that’s the “great pumpkin” which like “ghost gun” is a made up term used to create a fictional antagonist people need to be afraid of ’cause someone said so.

  4. Cracking open a history book, one finds that in every case, when a tyrant or oligarchy takes power, they play within the rules for a time, then slowly begin ignoring the rules, then very quickly replace the rules with their own system (and call it progress). We’re pretty close to the last one.

    We can dance around “well, uh, they can’t do that!” all we want, but when there’s some manufactured event, martial law is declared, and the U.S. government allows the U.N. to send troops to augment those already here that are eager to defy the Constitution…are you going to scream about how that’s illegal?

    “[insert quote about all socialist atrocities having been perfectly legal under that nation’s rules]” — [some very smart, very dead guy]

    • “the U.S. government allows the U.N. to send troops to augment those already here that are eager to defy the Constitution…”

      The sequence of events that would take place before this happens would be very different.

      How many people do you believe would follow the orders during martial law. Look at the shitstorm caused by asking people to wear a mask.

      U.S. troops will not declare all out war on American citizens, the idea they would be mindless puppets of an illegitimate government is insulting and stupid.

      If there are 400 million guns out there and millions (50-100 million+) willing to use them, how would the govt win that battle. Please don’t say cities would start to get nuked, that will never happen.

      • “How many people do you believe would follow the orders during martial law”

        look at how many follow orders now.

        “If there are 400 million guns out there and millions (50-100 million+) willing to use them”

        if.

        and they certainly wouldn’t be coordinated. “individualism” and all that.

        • “look at how many follow orders now.”

          No one is following orders that looks anything like martial law now.

          No ifs…there are 400 million guns in circulation and there are millions to use them.

          The sequence of events I was talking about before includes people coordinating plans to react if the govt begins to fail or lose control. People will see it coming, they will not let it roll over them.

          A lot of things would happen, the beginning of a complete financial collapse will be the biggest impetus for people to act. Martial Law would be a huge step that would drive the market downwards. People will panic. All that will be left then is for them to pick sides.

          So much for your “individualism”.

        • “No one is following orders that looks anything like martial law now”

          well that’s kind of my point – they’re following ridiculous rules that have little to no force behind them. can you imagine what they’ll follow if it has force behind it?

          “No ifs…there are 400 million guns in circulation and there are millions to use them”

          oh, that’s different – you originally said “willing to use them”. I said “if”, because 30 years ago, 20 years ago, 10 years ago, 3 years ago, if you’d told someone that we’d be where we are right now, they’d have laughed at you and insisted that “millions of gun owners would rebel long before that”. well here we are, with no rebellion, so it looks like they’re not willing. and honestly it doesn’t look like there CAN be any rebellion …

          “All that will be left then is for them to pick sides”

          … because modern internet isolate rightists simply are their own personal sides individually and reject the concept of organization in the first place (“that’s naazi!”) – because in fact they individually reject other people as such – so the people will NOT run to the right.

          your reasoning is similar to that of the vc during the tet offensive. they thought their cause was righteous and good and everyone naturally agreed with them, and that in rising up during tet the whole of the vietnamese people would of course naturally rise with them. but it didn’t happen.

        • “they’re following ridiculous rules that have little to no force behind them”

          What ridiculous rules are people following that means they would be okay with martial law? The idea that law abiding people in a civil society follow rules does not in any way mean that they would tolerate martial law.

          “3 years ago, if you’d told someone that we’d be where we are right now…”

          That’s complete bullshit. Where do you think we are right now? How much LESS divided do you think the country was 3 years ago?

          “because modern internet isolate rightists … will NOT run to the right.”

          Is that English? I’m not sure what you are trying to say. When was the last time you saw a single right-wing nut bag marching by himself?

          “VC… they thought their cause was righteous”

          The VC thought they were right, No shit Forrest….Nice try though.

        • “I think it’s part of the plan.”

          That’s why you are a dumbass. Who in the military will agree to release nukes on U.S. soil?

        • “Who in the military will agree to release nukes on U.S. soil?”

          1) your conception of the military is becoming out of date. 20, 10 years ago, none. now – unknown.

          2) what makes you think only the military controls united states nukes?

        • I retired from the military 21 years ago and worked as a contractor with the military until I retired last year. All of the people I worked with in the past 20 years, at Strategic Command (NUKES), NSA and other organizations are pretty much like the men no women I served with and aren’t out to get you with nukes or anything else.

          The military controls the nuclear arsenal PERIOD. If you believe you have other info (not bullshit copy and pasted from Wikipedia), please enlighten everyone. Provide evidence or STFU.

  5. quote———– But what this proposal really does is create a de facto registry.———-quote

    Absolute falsehood. The ATF is prohibited from creating a gun registry .

    As a matter of fact gun dealers who go out of business are not required to even turn in their records if they are 20 years or more old.

    As far as registry for guns it’s not needed as any weapon that was prohibited would become totally useless to the owner. The owner could not own it, sell it, trade it, take it to a public range or use it in a self defense situation because being caught with a prohibited weapon would entail prison time, a huge fine, loss of one’s job and prohibition from owning firearms’ for life. The new registry law if ever passed could allow a grandfather cause as was done with machine guns and they would be subject to NFA rules. No newly manufactured weapons would be permitted to be sold.

    A PARTIAL LIST OF LUNATICS AND CRIMINALS WHO BUILT GHOST GUNS AND USED THEM IN CRIME OR MASS MURDERS.

    Are ghost guns frequently used in violent crime?????????????????????????

    Yes, ghost guns are increasing being used in shootings across the country.

    In July 2020, an individual who was prohibited from possessing guns allegedly murdered two people in Pennsylvania using a homemade 9mm handgun.9

    In November 2019, a 16-year-old shot five of his classmates at Saugus High School in California—two of them fatally—using a homemade handgun, before fatally shooting himself.10

    In August 2019, a shooter used a homemade gun kit to build a .223-caliber firearm that he later used to fire 41 shots in 32 seconds in a bar in Dayton, Ohio, shooting 26 people and killing nine.11

    In 2017, in Northern California, a man prohibited from possessing firearms ordered kits to build AR-15-style rifles. On November 13, he initiated a series of shootings that began with fatally shooting his wife at home, followed by a rampage the next day during which he fired at multiple people in several different locations, including an elementary school, killing five people and injuring dozens more.12

    In 2013, a shooter opened fire in Santa Monica, California, shooting 100 rounds, killing five people, and injuring several others at a community college using a homemade AR-15 rifle. Reporting indicates the shooter had previously tried to purchase a firearm from a licensed gun dealer and failed a background check, potentially indicating why he opted to order parts to build a gun instead.13

    Law enforcement officials around the country are sounding the alarm about the dramatic increase in the recovery of ghost guns at crime scenes in their communities. ATF reported that approximately 10,000 ghost guns were recovered across the country in 2019.14 Ghost guns have also been illegally trafficked to Mexico.15 In addition:

    In 2019, Washington, D.C., police recovered 115 ghost guns, a 360 percent increase from 2018, when they recovered 25 ghost guns, and a 3,733 percent increase from 2017, when only three such firearms were recovered.16

    In 2019, ATF reported recovering 117 ghost guns in Maryland with almost 25 percent recovered from Baltimore alone. Ghost gun recoveries in the state then tripled in 2020.17
    According to law enforcement in Philadelphia, ghost gun recoveries in that city rose 152 percent from 2019 to 2020.18

    The special agent in charge of the ATF Los Angeles Field Division reported in January 2021 that 41 percent of the division’s cases involve ghost guns, and a May 2019 statewide analysis in California found that 30 percent of all guns recovered in connection with a crime in the state did not have serial numbers.19

    In addition, an investigation by The Trace found that ghost guns are increasingly becoming the weapon of choice for violent white supremacists and anti-government extremists.20

    In conclusion the ATF is a law unto itself and as in the past it rules at 8:00 AM and it is then a new “regulation” (disingenuous term for new law) is now the law of the land at 5:00 PM.

    No Judge Conservative or Liberal will declare the ATF ruling illegal or Unconstitutional because ghost guns are a danger to the people of the country and even the much ballyhooed Scalia decision with the usual double talk and smoke and mirrors declared “The Courts had the right to regulate firearms” (slick disingenuous term for ban or restrict firearms).

    In conclusion your right to own a weapon rests with the rulings of the courts, not the Constitution, and history has proven this reality like it or not.

    No sane person would want ghost guns legal and no other civilized nation tolerates them.

    • Bill Clinton’s administration was caught building a registry by using the instant background requests. They were required to delete . Anyone believe that they did ? The reply from dacain sounds like it came from a true Marxist.

      • He’s actually a fascist. He will tell you he’s a socialist but his words and deed betray him. He claims to be antifa which is nothing more than modern brownshirts.

    • Dacian sez:

      “The ATF is prohibited from creating a gun registry…”

      Hahahahahahahahahaha! Thanks for that. I needed a good laugh right now.

    • You evidently do not know what the term “de facto” means.

      “Are ghost guns frequently used in violent crime?????????????????????????”

      Are cars frequently used in car accidents that result in death?

      Does tobacco products use kill over 400,000 people every year in the U.S.? (yes, by the way)

      Tobacco use deaths are sanctioned by the U.S. government because they do nothing to remove tobacco products knowing they essentially murder over 400,000 people in the U.S. every year. Tobacco products are the only product on the market where the manufacturer freely admits (today, didn’t used to in past) their product is intentionally designed to cause addiction and facilitate or cause death in thousands every day – and the government does nothing to stop sales of the product in the U.S. Tobacco use is not a right, but let one person exercise their right by building a gun and the government is ready to send in armed forces to confiscate guns and remove rights because someone did something bad with a gun.

      When was the last time a VIN number (which is just a long specialized serial number) stopped a car jacking?

      No one disputes that guns, ghost and otherwise, are used in violent crime – looking at crime stats a whole bunch of things are used in violent crime not just guns. But attacking “ghost guns” exercise of the 2nd amendment is not the solution. Removing, infringing, restricting, controlling rights is never the answer. It is wrong to infringe rights of society pay because of the criminal acts of, in relation, a few.

      But here is what I propose to you. I propose that you should be held responsible for the words and bad acts of racists. After all, if we are going to start holding society or a sector of society (e.g. gun owners) responsible by infringing their rights for the bad acts of others then you should also be held responsible for bad acts of others by the infringement of your rights.

      Now, while you are all alone there in your moms basement, before she comes down to do the laundry, kneel before your Joe Biden and Shannon Watts posters and pray for deliverance from your affliction of stupid and dumb-ass.

      • “It is wrong to infringe rights of society pay because of the criminal acts of, in relation, a few. ”

        That should have been

        “It is wrong to infringe rights of society because of the criminal acts of, in relation, a few.”

        sorry ’bout that

    • If you really believe the ATF, FBI, and other alphabet agencies haven’t been compiling a firearms owners list then you have been successfully programmed. PRISM, Carnivore, Sentry Eagle, Boundless Informant, the list goes on, are just right wing conspiracy nonsense. You should definitely watch more nightly news and continue to buy the products and ideologies the oligarchs are selling you.

      • The ATF is like a newspaper. A few people at the top are viewed as hundreds, thousands, etc. In other words the ATF has some bad apples running the show and they need to go.
        Rank and file would not want such stupidity because it can come back and bite them in the butt like street cops who fell for knee jerk Gun Control. Once those cops changed jobs or retired they found out the Gun Control they had laid at the feet of others was now at their feet. In other words as long as it is LE they effects of Gun Control may not be a worry but no one is LE forever.

    • Any gun….serialized or not…..or knife, or baseball bat, or ax, or hand, or foot, et el…..are dangerous in the hands of an individual with evil intent. Evil, violence and mayhem exist. Always have, always will.
      “Killing is a matter of will, not weapons.
      You cannot control the act itself
      by passing laws about the means employed.”
      The late Col Jeff Cooper, 1958
      Handgun expert and founder of Gunsite Academy
      A politician with a law never stops a bad guy with a gun.
      He only controls the good guys….which is his true agenda. Making good people helpless does not make bad people…..or politicians……harmless.
      Dead bodies in a WalMart, or grocery store aisle, or school classroom, or church pew…..the bad guy with a gun…..or the gang member with a gun…. the mentally deficient guy with a gun……or the terribly distraught family member of a gun shooting victim…… or a gun violence survivor……or the Feelz-Gooder Social Do-Gooder….. or the the “hair-on-fire, we’re-all-gonna-die” contingent……or the skin color only voter…..or the “just need common sense” purveyors…..or the “we just need to come together” crowd…..or the unelected bureaucratic morass are the politician’s easily manipulated Useful Idiot Tools to achieve his power, wealth, and control agenda.
      The new agenda for humanity requires that no one will have the capacity to fight back. It has been said: “Our Task of creating a Socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed.” No other explanation is possible. Welcome to “common sense” gun control. It’s all “common sense” to protect their own Socialist/Libturd/Elitist/One Worlder tyrannical asses, for what they have done and are intending to do to America, from Patriots with AR-15s and “high capacity” magazines finally saying “ENOUGH!!!! NO MORE!!”
      Fortunately, reticle black contrasts nicely with UN Blue. For Burn/Loot/Mayhem and Antfart black, there are illuminated reticles. Confirm zero; perfect DOPE; make wind your friend.

    • “or use it in a self defense situation because being caught with a prohibited weapon would entail prison time”

      defend yourself, go to jail.

    • Compared to the causalities in an “only government has guns” society, these are paltry numbers. But, useful for the Libturd agenda of controlling good guys and decreeing guns should not be in the hands of We The Little Peeps.
      For once I agree with Bill O’Reilly. “Bad guys shooting people is the price of freedom. Liberty is risky business. That’s why our Founding Fathers recognized our God-given right to shoot back.” Nothing is free. Freedom, rights, liberty have their costs.
      We already have “Thou Shalt Not Kill”, Manslaughter, Murder One, Murder Two, et el, plus 20,000+ gun control laws. Has no one ever ground/filed /welded over a serial number. What we need is one more non-law….a bureaucratic regulation…..not to prevent evil, but to control the good guys. When will the good guys stand up saying, “ENOUGH!!! NO MORE!!! tick….tick….tick…tick…..

      • “Compared to the causalities in an ‘only government has guns’ society, these are paltry numbers.”

        depends. considering china et al, you’re correct. considering norway and sweden et al, he’s correct.

  6. “We can’t let the law stop us from doing what is right.”

    Still cannot find that statement, and attribution. However, it aptly describes the intent of leftists; expediency in pursuit of their goals. And one of the most egregious statement, “the will of the people” (as expressed in vote counts) justifies whatever action gains majority votes.

    • “the will of the people”

      no no. the will of certain people. that’s what they mean. “the will of the people” never includes you or anyone else who is not one of the certain people.

  7. Okay, let’s review. Legislators are now seeing that Agency bureaucrats in control of deep state extremist radical left politicians had been illegally usurping the power of congress to illegally confiscate people’s firearms for decades. And now with the blatant intentional furtherance of action Felony. Additionally, they Deprived persons of their 2nd and 4th/A With anti-2nd/A Swat searches and seizures rights under 18 241-242, another serious felony. And thirdly, these blatant criminal acts by government officials are ugly twin siblings of the political agenda based insidious Conspiracy to Disarm the populate by turning any tyranny resiting non-conforming anti-Communist Constitution upholding Americans somehow into permanently “Prohibited” persons with other Constitution violating Administrative decrees, mandates, and so-called rules…effectively a back-door disarmament ploy…

    There’s only one reasonable question left to address this diabolical insanity?

    Is it finally about time yet for some Grand Jury indictments at least, if not some immediate cuffed and shackled public arrests, for the above crimes against the American Citizens?

    • “Legislators are now seeing”

      well republican congressmen, sure. but the house is controlled by the democrats, and the house is absolute majority rule-based.

  8. Technically the ATF is less Constitutionally protected than an AR15. Change my mind:

    ——–

    Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution:

    The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

    To borrow on the credit of the United States;

    To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

    To establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

    To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

    To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;

    To establish Post Offices and Post Roads;

    To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;

    To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;

    To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;

    To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

    To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

    To provide and maintain a Navy;

    To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

    To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

    To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

    To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And

    To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.

    Article III, Section 3 of the United States Constitution:

    The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.

    Article IV, Section 3 of the United States Constitution:

    New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or Parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.

    The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State.

    Amendment XVI of the United States Constitution:

    The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.

    Amendment XX, Section 4 of the United States Constitution:

    The Congress may by law provide for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the House of Representatives may choose a President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them, and for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the Senate may choose a Vice President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them.

    10th Amendment to U.S. Constitution
    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution [see above articles], nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

    ——–
    Since there is no enumerated federal power to regulate firearms, one could argue that the feds technically have no authority (other than the self-imposed authority to shoot your dogs and then each other through the wall).

    The fact that we have a 2nd Amendment even strengthens the argument that they (the ATF) is an autocratic, unchecked, rogue arm of the Federal Government and nobody has even batted an eye at their spurious existence and capricious antics.

    • I remember 2005, I still lived in Virginia at the time but have moved since. The ATF had a “pilot program” they wanted to enact nationwide. The ATF put agents outside gun shows in Virginia from May 2004 to August 2005 as part of that “pilot program”. These agents, in a hostile manner, blocked, accosted, questioned, harassed, and threatened show attendees and tried to discourage them from purchasing guns. And before purchase show attendees were interrogated and accused of being firearms dealers without a license and detained in police vehicles, and gun buyers’ homes were visited by ATF and police. They had accosted me, I told them to leave me alone and went past them. They followed me home after a purchase and leaving the show – they pulled up outside and came to the door with the police, knocked, I opened the door, and the ATF demanded to see the gun I had purchased at the show. I asked to see the search warrant. They said they did not have a warrant and did not need one. I told them as soon as they showed me a search warrant I would show them the gun peacefully, but if they tried to enter without a search warrant they would see it from the end of the barrel. Told them to leave and shut the door and locked it.

      I peeked out a window and see a lot of radio use going on. Then there was some raised, angry voices, the ATF was in an argument with the police. The police were moving towards their cars and yelled back “This is your screw up. You got us into this with false information. Our supervisor told us to leave now and we are!”. The ATF left a few minutes after the police left.

      About two hours after that the police are knocking on the door again. This time to apologize for their part in what happened.

    • We also are only supposed to have a standing army in times of war. Ever wonder why we are still at war with Korea and have to pass a budget every two years? I’ll give you a hint; they found out how to keep a standing army.

      Politicians will continue this behavior because they are never held accountable that’s the sad truth of it all. Covid and not the “vaccine” seem to be the perfect test to see how you will comply.

  9. “They fail to realize the shortfalls their regulatory action will have.”

    Yeah, just like, “…if only Stalin knew.”

    Stop assuming The Left is just a bunch of misguided idealists. They’re not. They’re a malevolent, calculating horde of orcs and they know EXACTLY what they’re doing.

    • “Stop assuming The Left is just a bunch of misguided idealists. They’re not. They’re a malevolent, calculating horde of orcs and they know EXACTLY what they’re doing.”

      spot on.

      except for just a few teensy weensy little points, just some niggling little inconsequential factors really. you left out that they’re deeply organized and rigorously disciplined and limitlessly funded.

      doesn’t really sound like mere orcs, does it?

        • “No isolates in that crowd”

          nope. none. zero. at the lower levels, all tools.

          there’s this great scene in the movie “dr. zhivago” where the cossacks that have been fighting for the reds and have won are now expecting a reward for their services, and the partyman is explaining to them, “No you don’t understand, as the military struggle recedes the political struggle intensifies!” and the cossacks all shift uncomfortably as they suddenly realize that they’re about to be discarded and excluded ….

  10. Oh goodie, congress and the aft are getting into a pissing match.
    What’s theBiden to do? I know , eliminate Congress.
    ” Grandpa, you cant do that.”
    Hide and watch.

  11. Whether they should regulate “ghost guns” is irrelevant. They have NO way to prevent people from making their own guns.

    You can sand cast a receiver with some scrap aluminum, a clay crucible, a bag of sand, and some scrap pieces of 2×4 (or similar square frame to pack sand into.

    Then you just hog it out with a drill press and check the dims with a caliper and a pin gauge set. If you know how to make sand cores, you can even save yourself a lot of machining work.

  12. BATFE aka ATF, is an ENFORCEMENT agency, not a REGULATORY agency. As I have said before, you can be one or the other, but you CANNOT be both. If they have the ability to do both, that is akin to police being able to make laws/statutes on a whim. However the government seems to give BATFE the power to do both; which is all the more reason BATFE/ATF needs to be abolished.

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