Red Jacket Firearms becoming entangled with the ATF is something that has definitely been done befo’. The Haydens apparently aren’t really detail people. At least not when it comes to record keeping and following all of the ATF’s onerous regulations. It got bad enough a couple of years back that Red Jacket owner William Hayden lost the Louisiana firm’s FFL because they couldn’t manage to keep track of all of their guns. This time the firearms regulators got involved when Red Jacket had some Class III gear go awry while shipping to and from Las Vegas . . .
According to tmz.com,
Sources connected to RJF tell us some of the guns were leased from third parties, and when RJF’s shipment back to Baton Rouge got delayed … the owner of the weapons got pissed and snitched to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
We’re told the owner reported the guns as missing, and ATF agents sprung into action to locate the weapons — which are legal and licensed.
Given the Discovery Channel stars’ prior compliance difficulties, we assume that Red Jacket is once again a “qualified dealer or manufacturer” in the eyes of the guvmint. And we don’t pretend to be knowledgeable enough in the intricacies of NFA compliance to know how shipping leased Class III firearms may have complicated the situation. Fortunately, that’s something the Haydens do for a living, so everything is hunky dory. Isn’t it?