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  • Explosive Testimony: Aggressive ATF Agents Raided Wyoming Man's Home For Firearms

    02/20/2024 8:14:29 PM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    Cowboy State Daily ^ | February 20, 2024 | Mark Heinz
    Last November, ATF agents dragged a Wyoming man from his house in his underwear even as he was screaming that he had a certificate authorizing him to possess firearms, a gun rights advocate told legislators on Tuesday. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mark Jones, National Director with Gun Owners of America testifies at the Senate Agriculture Committee Meeting on Feb. 19, 2024. (Matt Idler for Cowboy State Daily) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Wyoming Legislature meant well when it decided to reinstate the firearms rights of nonviolent felons last year, but that could have led to a couple’s terrifying experience with federal agents, a gun rights advocate...
  • Fire at building housing 3 conservative organizations being investigated as arson

    02/02/2024 8:29:26 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Alpha News ^ | February 1, 2024
    An ATF spokesperson confirmed the investigation is moving forward as an "arson investigation.".. Ashlee Sherrill, public information officer for the St. Paul Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), did not provide details or indicate who, or if anyone, was targeted but confirmed the investigation is moving forward as an “arson investigation.” John Hinderaker, president of the Center of the American Experiment (CAE), said based on the location of the fires in the building, it appears that someone targeted conservative groups. “The fires were obviously set by someone. They targeted conservative organizations. They didn’t firebomb the...
  • ATF whistleblowers sound alarm on Biden admin proposal that effectively bans private gun sales: report

    02/01/2024 6:03:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/01/24 | Emma Colton, William La Jeunesse
    Whistleblowers at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are sounding the alarm on a reported 1,300-page draft document that allegedly justifies a proposed rule that would effectively ban private gun sales, according to a watchdog group. "The fact that inside ATF sources are blowing the whistle on this draft rule is an indication of what a difficult position it would put the ATF in. ATF agents did not sign up to go after law-abiding citizens for private sales protected under the Second Amendment of the Constitution," Tristan Leavitt, president of watchdog group Empower Oversight, said in a...
  • Biden gun rule being drafted to effectively ban private sales: ATF whistleblowers

    01/31/2024 1:22:27 PM PST · by Paul46360 · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1-31-24
    WASHINGTON — A watchdog group is demanding documents from the Biden administration after whistleblowers alleged that a regulation is under development that would effectively ban private gun sales. The group, Empower Oversight, said Wednesday that two sources have claimed that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is preparing to propose a rule requiring background checks for most or all gun sales.
  • ATF preparing to regulate private gun sales with background check, whistleblower group alleges

    01/31/2024 6:13:51 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    Just the News ^ | 31 Jan, 2024 | John Solomon
    Empower Oversight says power grab would be unconstitutional, usurping powers on Congress and infringing 2nd Amendment. The whistleblower group that represented the IRS agents in the Hunter Biden case is warning that the Biden administration is preparing an “unconstitutional“ power grab to regulate private gun sales by requiring a background check. In a letter Wednesday to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Empower Oversight said it had learned from two sources that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was directed by the White House to make the change and “has drafted a 1,300-page document in support of a rule that...
  • Federal Judge Blocks Enforcement of ATF Rule Targeting Pistol Braces [1/30/24]

    01/30/2024 6:29:45 PM PST · by CFW · 10 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 1/30/24 | Jack Phillips
    A federal judge in Florida granted a request for a preliminary injunction to block enforcement of a new federal gun law related to stabilizing braces and whether they convert firearms into short-barrel rifles. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) cannot enforce the rule against individuals who live “in the state of Florida,” U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven wrote in an order this week. In part, the judge wrote that the ATF and other defendants, including Director Steven Dettelbach, were not able to meet the standard of showing that the ATF rule falls under “the plain text of...
  • Press Release: Risch, Crapo, Braun Introduce Bill to Hold ATF Accountable, Give Certainty to Gun Owners and Manufacturers

    12/22/2023 6:16:11 AM PST · by Twotone · 17 replies
    Idaho Dispatch ^ | December 20, 2023 | Sen. Jim Risch
    WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced the ATF Accountability Act, which would provide transparency to gun owners across America on rules made by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The ATF engages in a secretive classification review process where the agency decides whether a particular firearm is regulated by the National Firearms Act and refuses to make final public rules regarding classification. The ATF’s lack of transparency creates significant uncertainty for both gun-owning Americans and firearm manufacturers. “The ATF’s ability to designate firearms behind closed doors puts law abiding...
  • Second Amendment NRA torches Biden admin for plan to change rules for gun buyers, sellers

    12/12/2023 7:33:54 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 12, 2023 | Emma Colton
    The National Rifle Association lambasted a proposal from the ATF that the gun-rights group says could "unjustly criminalize" Americans for selling a firearm and consequently create "serious confusion" for legal gun owners who engage in firearm transactions. "The Biden ATF's proposed rule, ATF2022R-17, is just another attempt to demolish our Second Amendment rights, with the potential to unjustly criminalize everyday Americans for engaging in lawful firearm transactions," NRA-ILA Executive Director Randy Kozuch exclusively told Fox News Digital in a statement. "This rule blatantly disregards the recent NRA-backed Bruen ruling on the Second Amendment. It also creates serious confusion among lawful...
  • ATF Claims Solvent Traps Were Always Unregistered Silencers

    11/23/2023 4:50:07 PM PST · by CFW · 68 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11/22/23 | John Crump
    For years, people have been purchasing solvent traps and following Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) procedures to legally convert the devices into suppressors by filling out an ATF Form 1, paying for a $200 tax stamp, and going through all the checks and balances. The ATF has recently started rejecting all applications to make a suppressor. In a letter written to federal firearms licensees (FFLs) on November 20, the Bureau claims that solvent traps never existed under federal law and most have always been unregistered silencers. Solvent traps are devices used to catch fluids from cleaning firearms....
  • The most underreported story of J6 is widespread police brutality against American citizens.

    11/19/2023 7:46:34 PM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 38 replies
    Julie Kelly on Twitter X ^ | November 19, 2023 | Julie Kelly
    Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 @julie_kelly2 The most underreported story of J6 is widespread police brutality against American citizens. I am working on releasing another trove that is sickening to watch. Meanwhile, here’s what police did to individuals peacefully assembled in the Rotunda.
  • Down Goes ATF's Rule on Unfinished Frames and Receivers (Live)

    11/09/2023 9:16:05 PM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies ^ | Nov. 9, 2023 | William Kirk
    Washington Gun Law President, William Kirk, discusses the holdings of VanDerStok v. Garland today from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and what it means moving forward for you, the lawful and responsible gun owner.
  • Federal Judge Blocks Nationwide Enforcement of Pistol-Brace Ban

    11/08/2023 10:02:49 PM PST · by Eagles6 · 45 replies
    The Reload ^ | 11/08/2023 | Stephen Gutowski
    The ATF can’t arrest anyone for owning a pistol-brace-equipped gun.That’s the outcome of a ruling handed down by United States District Court Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk on Wednesday. He granted a motion to stay enforcement of the agency’s rule banning the possession of effectively all braced guns that weren’t registered earlier this year. He found the ATF exceeded its power when crafting the rule.
  • GOA’s Injunction Against ATF’s Pistol Brace Rule Extended Until Case Is Settled

    10/31/2023 11:54:04 AM PDT · by CFW · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10/31/23 | John Crump
    Gun Owners of America’s (GOA) preliminary injunction against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) rule on pistol stabilizing devices (Final Rule 2021R-08F) has been extended until the conclusion of the case. The case, State of Texas v. ATF, was bought by GOA, Gun Owners Foundation (GOF), and the state of Texas to challenge the ATF rule that reversed years of determinations surrounding pistols equipped with stabilizing devices. The ATF’s new rule reclassified most pistols with stabilizing braces to short-barreled rifles (SBRs), meaning the firearms would be regulated under the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA). It required...
  • The ATF Is a Rogue Agency That Needs to Be Abolished

    10/24/2023 12:10:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Red State. ^ | October 23, 2023 | Matt Funicello
    In July of 2022, the Supreme Court, in a landmark 6-3 decision, ruled that the EPA overstepped its authority by creating rules and regulations regarding forcing power plants to transition to clean or renewable energy sources. SCOTUS ruled that the EPA, in effect, created rules that carry the same weight as laws passed by Congress, thus violating Article I of the Constitution, which states that all legislative powers shall be granted to Congress only. Thus making Congress the only body that can introduce and pass legislation, not a state or federal agency. The court says it [the EPA] is protecting...
  • Whistleblower Alleges That an ATF Investigator Smuggled Guns to Mexico

    10/23/2023 4:19:59 PM PDT · by CFW · 14 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 10/23/23 | Rajit Singh
    The ATF under Director Steve Dettelbach has been at the forefront of assaulting the Second Amendment. Even after President Biden pushed through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) with the cooperation of submissive Senate Republicans, he has used the administrative powers of the ATF to further infringe on our rights. Modeling their regulatory attacks on Trump’s bump stock ban, Biden and Dettelbach have unilaterally reclassified unfinished frames/receivers as firearms, reclassified pistol braces as NFA items, reclassified forced reset triggers, and are now changing who must register as a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL). The ATF has also been harassing ordinary FFLs...
  • Read more: Under Creative Commons License: Attribution Follow us: @Ammoland on Twitter | Ammoland on Facebook United States of America v. Larry A. Vickers

    10/23/2023 9:39:07 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 7 replies
    Ammoland News ^ | 10/23/2023 | Lee Williams
    Special operations combat veteran, firearms industry consultant, tactical instructor, and YouTube personality with more than a million loyal followers, Larry Allen Vickers, pleaded guilty last week to a multi-count federal indictment that accused him of conspiring to illegally import and obtain machineguns and other restricted firearms, and conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions against a Russian arms manufacturer.Vickers, 60, faces up to 25 years in prison, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland. The judge overseeing the case has not yet scheduled a sentencing date.Vickers’ influence on the firearms industry was massive – especially for all...
  • Biden Administration continues to terrorize gun owners

    09/19/2023 5:33:14 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 18 replies
    Buckeye Firearms Association Newsletter ^ | 12 September 2023 | Buckeye Firearms Association
    In the legal world there is a Latin term in terrorem. The term is used to describe actions designed to intimidate or terrorize someone into a certain course of conduct, often in cases where the actual legal ability or willingness to demand that course of conduct are dubious. In short, rule through fear rather than legitimacy or the law. In terrorem is an apt descriptor for the Biden administration’s notice of proposed rulemaking misinterpreting the statutory definition of “engaged in the business” of dealing firearms. The draft rule appears designed to give the public the misimpression that private individuals...
  • Antifa rioter sentenced to 40 months for plot to burn down Seattle Police building

    09/17/2023 7:27:22 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 32 replies
    The Post Millenial ^ | 9/13/2023 | Andy Ngo(?)
    Justin Christopher Moore was sentenced on Wednesday after being convicted in a plot to burn down the Seattle Police Officers Guild during the BLM Antifa riots in the summer of 2020. Moore was sentenced to 41 months in prison for manufacture of homemade bombs with intent to burn down government property. "Moore’s offense was extremely dangerous and created a substantial risk of injury to numerous bystanders," said Assistant US Attorney Todd Greenberg. "Moore carried the box of 12 Molotov cocktails in a crowd of over 1,000 people who were participating in the protest march. All of them were in harm’s...
  • Comment Period Open on Biden’s Illegal Background Check Rulemaking

    09/13/2023 1:03:59 PM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 6 replies
    Your help is urgently needed, as the official comment period on ATF’s rulemaking, “Definition of ‘Engaged in the Business’ as a Dealer in Firearms,” began on Friday, September 8th, 2023.Comments on the rule will be accepted for 90 days, until December 7, 2023. The more comments ATF receives exposing the flaws, false premises, and overreaching nature of the rule, the more ATF will have to answer for if the agency persists in this ill-conceived effort. While it might be true that no amount of well-reasoned opposition will cause the Biden Administration to discontinue its persecution of gun-owning America, thoughtful comments...
  • Matt Gaetz accuses ATF of retaliating against Florida congressional whistleblower

    09/10/2023 9:09:56 AM PDT · by Twotone · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 7, 2023 | Brady Knox
    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) accused the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives of retaliating against a whistleblower who testified to Congress. In a letter to ATF Director Steve Dettelbach, Gaetz claimed that "ATF agents once again aggressively targeted and harassed one of my constituent federal firearms licensees, Chris Smith of Gulf Coast Gun." Smith had testified in front of Congress alleging ATF mistreatment in June, and it is for this reason he has been harassed by ATF agents, Gaetz alleged. "After Chris’ testimony at my Field Hearing on the Weaponization of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives,...