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  • Law-abiding citizens transformed into criminals overnight! A new federal rule puts law-abiding gun-owners in a tough place

    01/17/2023 6:29:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/17/2023 | John Klar
    After years of flip-flopping, the ATF has issued a rule recharacterizing guns with pistol braces, making millions of currently owned guns subject to federal "short-barrel" rifle registration, together with a $200 tax. The effect of this rule change is particularly potent in Connecticut, where existing laws banning so-called "assault rifles" are immediately triggered. Owners there of handguns with pistol braces cannot merely remove the brace if the weapon has a "forward pistol grip" or "second hand grip"; these guns are effectively rendered instantly illegal due to the fickle federal rule change. Prior to the rule change, Connecticut gun-owners could legally...
  • GOA CONDEMNS BIDEN RULE TO CRIMINALIZE PISTOL BRACED FIREARMS

    01/15/2023 11:49:19 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 46 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 01/13/2023 | Caroline Thorman
    Washington, D.C. – Today, in their latest assault on the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, the Biden ATF issued their final rule to reclassify millions of commonly-owned pistol braced firearms as illegal short-barreled rifles and shotguns under the antiquated and draconian National Firearms Act of 1934. President Biden’s executive action will force gun owners to register guns with the federal government and will infringe on the Second Amendment. The rule has faced significant opposition within the firearms industry and Second Amendment community, as the independent Congressional Research Service estimates that up to 40 million of these braces are currently...
  • FBI, ATF use gun background checks to track specific purchasers, documents show

    01/14/2023 1:39:08 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Just the News ^ | January 13, 2023 - 7:41pm | Ben Whedon
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and FBI coordinate to track the gun purchases of specific individuals through the federal background check system, according to documents that Second Amendment advocacy group Gun Owners of America obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request. Shared exclusively with the Epoch Times, the documents include communications in which ATF agents request the monitoring of specific gun purchasers by means of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in a system the FBI dubs the "NICS Monitoring Services." Federal agents, at the behest of the ATF, then manually check the...
  • The Second Amendment Might Look Like This In 2023 – Thanks To The Omnibus

    01/05/2023 6:49:53 AM PST · by Twotone · 24 replies
    American Action News ^ | January 2, 2023 | Staff
    Last week Congress passed a $1.7 trillion yearlong federal government spending bill – clearing its path to Biden’s desk. This legislation will give millions to the anti-gun movement. Helping Biden spread his legislation. Now we break down what that means for the second amendment headed into 2023. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is set to receive a massive 14.1% budget increase as they will receive nearly $2 billion. This money is what they are saying is necessary to run their day-to-day operations, though it will include $14 million to be used to modernize their illegal gun...
  • Iowa police chief kept and sold department machine guns, officials say

    12/21/2022 9:25:36 PM PST · by blueplum · 42 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 21 Dec 2022 | By Daniel Wu The Washington Post
    Police Chief Bradley Wendt had a long shopping list for his department in Adair, Iowa. Between 2018 and 2022, he requested around 90 firearms, including rifles, submachine guns and a .50-caliber belt-fed machine gun, an indictment alleges. Prosecutors say Adair’s police department never staffed more than three full-time officers during that period... Wendt is accused of using the weapons, some of which prosecutors say he obtained through a gun store that he also owns, for his own personal gain...
  • The ATF Wants to Destroy Evidence From Fast and Furious Scandal

    12/07/2022 8:42:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/07/2022 | Katie Pavlich
    The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms is reportedly planning to destroy a number of firearms from Operation Fast and Furious ten years after the scandal took place. In a letter to ATF Director Steven Dettelbach, incoming House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan is asking that the firearms be preserved. "Yesterday, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) notified us that it intends to destroy the firearms associated with the botched Operation Fast and Furious. I strongly urge you to reconsider this decision and request that you preserve this evidence," Jordan wrote. "Although the ATF apparently intends to...
  • 'Manager started capping people': Cops say up to TEN are dead in Walmart shooting - as worker reveals in Facebook live how manager opened fire on staff in break room

    11/22/2022 11:05:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 75 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 23, 2022 | Neirin Gray Desai
    Up to 10 people have been killed at a Walmart store in Chesapeake, Virginia, after a gunman - believed to be a manager - opened fire inside just days before Thanksgiving. According to those at the scene, one of the managers entered the break room and started shooting at those inside the Sam's Circle Walmart, located just off Battlefield Boulevard, at around 10.10pm on Tuesday night. Police said the gunman is dead and that they found multiple people both injured and dead when they arrived at the scene. One person was discovered dead outside beside the store's entrance. The exact...
  • ATF, Enforcer of Gun Laws, Lost 'Thousands of Firearms, Firearm Parts' to Thieves

    10/31/2022 12:50:24 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    Reason ^ | J.D. TUCCILLE | 10.31.2022 7:00 AM
    The agency should be abolished and its employees sent to seek jobs in the private sector. With inflation, prices are up pretty much across the board, but if you're looking for a new gun for recreation or self-defense, here's a hint: the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is offering them at an absolute steal. Seriously, the federal agency tasked with enforcing firearms regulations has such poor security that thousands of guns and gun parts once in its possession disappeared in the hands of thieves. And it has yet to fully implement recommended reforms. "Since September 2015, the...
  • Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Bump Stock Cases

    10/07/2022 6:47:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | October 5, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    On October 3, 2022, it was revealed the Supreme Court refused to review two cases challenging the rule implementing a bump stock ban put in place by the ATF at the request of President Donald Trump. The two cases which had been appealed to the Supreme Court were distributed for conference where decisions are made to hear the case (grant a writ of certiorari) or not on September 12. Both had been rescheduled earlier in the year. Both cases were denied as of October 3, 2022.The appeals process for the bump stock ban has ended.The two cases were: Aposhian v....
  • Report: Witness Prepared to Identify Two Killers of Seth Rich

    07/09/2018 11:44:06 AM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 131 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9 July 2018 | Alicia Powe
    Disclaimer: This shocking information was given to The Gateway Pundit this weekend. We decided to report this news and will post an update following Tuesday’s press conference. The Washington, D.C. lobbyist who has been on the hunt for Seth Rich’s killer found a “credible” witness who will identify the two men he believes murdered the DNC staffer. Jack Burkman, a Washington-based attorney and lobbyist who has worked with a private investigative team to solve the Seth Rich murder mystery, told The Gateway Pundit that the witness has conclusive evidence that will bring Rich’s killers to justice within a month. “We...
  • ATF Posts Open Letter on New Definition of Firearm ‘Final Rule’

    10/03/2022 5:43:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | September 30, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    On September 27, 2022, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives issued an open letter to all Federal Firearms Licensees. The letter is available online. The letter is seven pages long and includes several images. The purpose of the letter is explained in the first paragraph. From the atf.gov:The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is issuing this open letter to further assist the firearms industry and the public in understanding whether a “partially complete, disassembled, or nonfunctional” receiver of an AR-15/M-16 variant weapon has reached a stage of manufacture such that it “may readily be completed,...
  • Courts Rule for ATF “Final Rule” Using Commercial Sale Loophole

    09/19/2022 4:56:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | September 14, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    Two different federal courts, in two different Circuit Courts of appeal, have refused to grant preliminary injunctions against the implementation of the ATF “Final Rule.” The Final Rule completely changes the definition of a firearm in Federal law. On August 23, in the United States Court for the Eastern District of North Dakota, in the Eighth Circuit, Judge Peter D. Welte refused to grant a preliminary injunction against the massive changes to federal law proposed in the “Final Rule” put forward by the Biden Administration, through the ATF.On August 24, 2022, the District Court for the Galveston Division of the...
  • Package Explodes at Northeastern University, Injuring Man; FBI Investigating

    09/13/2022 9:12:02 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 29 replies
    NBC 10 Boston ^ | September 13 | Thea DiGiammerino and Darren Botelho
    One person was taken to the hospital Tuesday evening after a package delivered to a building at Northeastern University exploded when it was opened, school officials confirmed. A second package was also found and rendered safe by the bomb squad, Boston police confirmed at a news conference Tuesday night. Northeastern University said the package was delivered to Holmes Hall on Leon Street around 7 p.m. and detonated when a staff member opened it. That person, a 45-year-old man, suffered minor hand injuries and was taken to the hospital.
  • ATF Requests Funding for Pistol Brace Amnesty Registration Program

    09/05/2022 5:59:07 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 50 replies
    Ammoland Inc. ^ | September 2, 2022 | John Crump
    ATF Requests Funding for Pistol Brace Amnesty Registration ProgramAmmoland Inc. September 2, 2022John CrumpWashington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- AmmoLand News has uncovered information showing that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is planning to force gun owners to register firearms with pistol braces as a National Firearms Act (NFA) ATF Form 1 item.The document (embedded below) was uncovered in a budget justification from the ATF to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This form confirms the leaked information AmmoLand News has heard for months from our inside sources at the ATF.The document reads: Due to the upcoming...
  • ATF Agent Arrested After Trying To Acquire A Shotgun From Lady (language warning)

    09/02/2022 4:50:41 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
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  • Heads up on GunBroker.com and possible ATF connections

    08/29/2022 2:43:23 PM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 63 replies
    Fightin Kentuckian ^ | 8/29/22 | Fightin Kentuckian
    This is a general heads up concerning the ATF. The ATF has been showing up at peoples homes asking them to turn in things like solvent cleaners, and forced reset triggers. The feds usually don't have a warrant but are asking people to "voluntarily" hand over the items. How do the feds know which homes to go to? Some people have suggested that the common denominator is that many of these people purchased items from GunBroker.com. GunBroker is like ebay for guns and gun related items. It's 100% legal and follows all state and federal laws. So how are the...
  • ATF agent caught taking photos of gun-buyer info — insists she's definitely NOT 'creating a registry'

    08/17/2022 5:08:04 AM PDT · by gattaca · 49 replies
    Glenn Beck ^ | August 16, 2022 | BLAZETV STAFF
    Black Metal Firearms owner David Nagel originally recorded on video an ATF inspector taking pictures of his company’s documents to show what the gun industry is up against in the current political climate, but what he caught on camera has now gone viral. Nagel joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to reveal exactly what happened the day he captured the shocking video, the threats made by that ATF inspector against his regular customers, and the insults she hurled toward all gun owners. According to Nagel, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Industry Operations Inspector Pamela Scott began conducting...
  • Colorado Springs ATF special agent resigns, cites lack of criminal accountability in laws

    08/14/2022 6:38:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    KRDO ^ | August 10, 2022 | Sean Rice
    A special agent for the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tabacco, Firearms, and Explosives) in Colorado Springs has resigned after 18 years of service. In his resignation letter obtained by 13 Investigates, Brandon Garcia says he cannot support the way criminals are being handled by the current government. The ATF is a federal law enforcement agency within the Department of Justice. ATF has a field offices in Denver and Colorado Springs. ... Garcia, who according to his resignation letter has served in law enforcement for 18 years, has concerns about the over 5,000 ATF agents nationally. "The last time morale was...
  • Biden’s War on Guns: A Multi-Generation Florida Family Gun Business is the Latest Casualty

    08/12/2022 1:41:13 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 48 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | August 11, 2022 | TTAG Contributor
    Master gunsmith James Morrison founded JM Gun Repair 46 years ago, after doing gun repairs in his garage.The gun shop has been a local institution ever since, offering firearms, black powder and reloading gear, ammunition including hard-to-find calibers and James’ incredible skills as a master gunsmith with 50 years of experience.The business is perfectly located, straddling the county line between Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida. “This has been a family legacy for 46 years,” said James’ grandson, Noah Morrison. His father and uncle work at the shop too.Noah, who just turned 21, dreamed of becoming the third generation of Morrisons to...
  • VIDEO: ATF Inspector Snaps Pics of 4,000 Sales Records At Arizona Gun Shop

    08/12/2022 5:50:38 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 61 replies
    Guns America Digest ^ | 8/9/22 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Video of an ATF inspector snapping pictures of sales records at an Arizona gun shop went viral recently. The footage, which was recorded by Dave Nagel, the owner of Black Metal Firearms in Mesa, back in December/January of 2022, depicts ATF Industry Operations Inspector (IOI) Pamela Scott taking photos of the store’s Acquisitions and Dispensations (A&D) books on her personal cellular device, allegedly. “No registry? Here’s our ATF auditor copying every single page of our A&D books with her cell phone camera using an app that reads text,” said Black Metal Firearms on Instagram. “This data includes make, model, serial...