Skip to comments.Discontinuance of Accessory Classifications (ATF)
Posted on 12/10/2018 1:34:31 PM PST by old-ager
Discontinuance of Accessory Classifications Effective Immediately: The Firearms Technology Industry Services Branch (FTISB) classifies firearms as defined by the Gun Control Act (GCA) and National Firearms Act (NFA) based on the configuration and the design features of the firearm as submitted by members of the industry.
Effective immediately, any requests for a determination on how an accessory affects the classification of a firearm under the GCA or NFA must include a firearm with the accessory already installed. Except in cases of conditional import determinations, FTISB will not issue a determination on an accessory unless it is attached to the submitted firearm.
If you have previously submitted a sample accessory for classification, FTISB will be returning your sample without classification. FTISB will contact you in the near future with further instructions to facilitate the return of your sample.
What about shoulder things that go up?
If there’s no determination, does that mean it’s ok?
What do I win, Alex?
We’ve overwhelmed them.
So if you want an accessory rated/classified, you have to provide a firearm with it installed?
Trying to kill off the small manufacturers with ridiculous qualification requirements.
ATF should be a convenience store...
This _should_ kill off the idea that one can convert a legal firearm into an illegal one by adding an accessory.
UTG > ATF
Is that an illustration of a “Gear Queer”?
And if they say it’s not approved you have just manufactured an unregistered firearm and provided them indisputable evidence.
Odd ideal of a “Cheek weld”, but likely a millennial that watched too much CGI crap.
Have them test the Polish Target Pistol.
Sounds like the ATF is overwhelmed by the burgeoning AR pistol market.
Maybe this will prompt the ATF to recommend (to the extent they can) that Congress do away with the silly, arbitrary restriction of SBRs.
No law allows this. It is a whim by executive order.
Our next democrat president will be a rabid radical out for revenge on the Trump years. They will write an EO “deeming” Ar-15 and AK pattern rifles to be NFA items requiring the full NFA process.
Who would stop them?
“Maybe this will prompt the ATF to recommend (to the extent they can) that Congress do away with the silly, arbitrary restriction of SBRs.”
Yeah...that’s what will happen. ATF is about to lobby deregulate SBR’s. And probably silencers too.
Will an approval be universal for the accessory or only for the weapon/accessory combination submitted?
Will they demand the manufacturer make a separate submission and provide a separate sample for every weapon the accessory can be used with?
That would be one way to tighten the screws on accessory manufacturers through bureaucratic red tape instead of legislative or executive action.
And you wont get it back.
So who does this really affect? Is this necessary step or simply obstructionism?
I suggest following this YT channel for interpretation. I am not affiliated with them. I don’t know the answer.
I don’t think people are going to stop buying accessories.
I hope NRA and Trump pull their heads out, regarding bump stocks.
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