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 […]

BREAKING: 10th Circuit Grants Utah Gun Owner a Temporary Stay in Bump Stock Ban

Deseret News reports; The U.S. Court of Appeals has issued a temporary stay on a ban for one Utah gun activist who is attempting to block the new rule that outlaws a gun accessory known as a bump stock in the U.S. starting next Tuesday. Clark Aposhian, chairman of the Utah Shooting Sports Council, argues in a lawsuit that the Department of Justice […]

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 […]

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 […]

ATF: No, Queer People Can’t Refuse to Identify as Male or Female When Buying a Gun

Recently, someone at the NSSF decided to ask the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives about genderqueer firearm purchasing. For example, let’s say an individual walks into a gun store with one of the non-binary drivers’ licenses that are issued in certain jurisdictions. Legally, on both the driver’s license and birth certificate, that individual’s sex […]

Latest Lawsuit Against Trump Bump Stock Ban Seeks to Open ATF Registry

Attorney Stephen Stamboulieh has filed a lawsuit in conjunction with gun writer David Codrea and two others against President Trump’s unconstitutional bump stock ban. Stamboulieh is the man behind a number of prominent gun rights cases such as Hawaii’s open carry lawsuit, Young v. Hawaii. That makes four lawsuits in the works so far. Stamboulieh’s, two involving Adam Kraut and the Firearms […]