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  • ATF Rollouts New eForms Online System, BUT Problems Persist

    01/20/2022 9:45:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | January 18, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    The improved eForms platform launched by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to review and process ATF Forms 1,2,3,4,5,6,6A,9,10 and 5300.11 applications online, is finding implementation bugs. This is expected in the major launch of any large software system. The new, improved, modernized eForms system at the ATF was rolled out on December 23, 2021. The American Suppressor Association said it was the biggest technological jump in the process since the fax machine. From the association:We’re very excited about the launch of the much anticipated new eForms system. This represents the largest technological jump for NFA since...
  • Incremental Strategy to Reform & Repeal the National Firearms Act

    01/15/2022 5:21:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | January 11, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    Six months ago, this correspondent wrote an essay on Incrementalism v. “all or nothing”. It was well-received: Roland T. Gunner ~ “Mr. Weingarten, I take my hat off to you. This article is the best thing I have read in modern memory. Now, tell me, how do we get incremental movememt on reppealing the NFA? And for all you naysayers, sit down, shut up, or help us get it done.”Incremental movement is happening to dismantle the National Firearms Act (NFA), bit by bit. The ultimate goal is repeal.Here is how it is being done, and what needs to be done...
  • FBI And Other Agencies Paid Informants $548 Million In Recent Years With Many Committing Authorized Crimes

    11/27/2021 10:00:10 PM PST · by GraceG · 36 replies
    Forbes ^ | Adam Andrzejewski
    Federal agencies paid out at least $548 million to informants working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), in recent years, according to government audits. A few informants became millionaires, with some Amtrak and “parcel” delivery workers making nearly $1 million or more. Many informants were authorized to commit “crimes” with the permission of their federal handlers. In a four-year period, there were 22,800 crime authorizations (2011-2014). The FBI paid approximately $294 million (FY2012-2018), the DEA paid at least $237 million (FY2011-2015), and ATF paid...
  • Republicans Issue Terrifying Warning – Biden’s ATF Taking ‘Giant Leap Toward A Federal Firearm Registry’

    11/24/2021 6:07:47 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 46 replies
    USSA News ^ | 11/22/2021 | Staff
    A group of House Republicans has issued a truly terrifying warning that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) could be laying the groundwork for a backdoor federal gun registry.Republican Rep. Michael Cloud of Texas sent a letter to acting ATF Director Marvin Richardson that was signed by 51 of his colleagues. Fox News reported that in the letter, the Republicans expressed the fears that they have about a proposed rule by the agency that they think could eventually lead to a backdoor gun registry around Congress’ prohibition.The rule in question, which was proposed recently, removes a 20-year...
  • Rep. Thomas Massie: Federal agencies weaponized against conservatives

    11/14/2021 12:00:14 PM PST · by RandFan · 20 replies
    twitter ^ | Nov 14 | Congressman Massie
    @RepThomasMassieDOJ, FBI, IRS, DOEdu, CDC, BLM, OSHA, ATF, EPA… These agencies are either mildly or aggressively weaponized against conservatives depending on which party wins the elections. It’s a fallacy that they can be staffed by 75-90% liberals and serve all Americans impartially.
  • Biden Admin Amassing Millions of Records on US Gun Owners Amid New Crackdown on Firearms

    11/06/2021 5:39:44 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 39 replies
    freebeacon ^ | November 6, 2021 | Adam Kredo
    Biden's ATF obtained more than 54 million gun owner records in 2021 alone The Biden administration in just the past year alone stockpiled the records of more than 54 million U.S. gun owners and is poised to drastically alter gun regulations to ensure that information on Americans who own firearms ultimately ends up in the federal government's hands, according to internal Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The ATF in fiscal year 2021 processed 54.7 million out-of-business records, according to an internal ATF document obtained by the Gun Owners of America, a firearms advocacy...
  • ATF Quietly Ruled Shoulder Stocked Pistols are “Short Barreled Rifles” in 1961

    09/28/2021 4:42:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | September 24, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    A proposed rule change about arm braces on pistols prompted this correspondent to research the history of shoulder stocks, pistols, and the National Firearms Act (NFA). When the National Firearms Act of 1934 was passed, pistols with shoulder stocks were not mentioned. Short barreled rifles were not intended to be in the law. They were inserted at the insistence of a confused congressman on the House Ways and Means Committee.Fitting a pistol with a shoulder stock had always been an option. The 1934 NFA was imagined to be regulating shotguns which had been shortened to create concealable, awkward pistols, not...
  • Biden Withdraws David Chipman ATF Nomination, Concedes Gun Control Defeat

    09/09/2021 11:28:14 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    Emily's Posts ^ | 9/8/21 | Emily Miller
    Pres. Biden finally conceded he can’t get all the Senate Democrats to vote for gun-control activist David Chipman to be the director of ATF. The president will withdraw his nomination for Chipman to be approved by the Senate. This is a win for Second Amendment rights. And It’s a huge victory for the American citizens who have been calling their Senators and saying they don’t want Chipman running the ATF. Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Biden to withdraw the nomination last month after reports that Chipman’s “missing” ATF personnel file had charges of racist actions. Chipman’s nomination never...
  • White House to withdraw controversial ATF nominee David Chipman

    09/09/2021 7:09:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    msn.com ^ | 9/9/21 | Tyler Olson, Chad Pergram
    The White House is withdrawing the nomination of David Chipman to run the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco (ATF) and Firearms, Fox News has confirmed. Chipman, who had a history of caustic comments about gun owners and worked for gun control groups for years after his career as an ATF agent, was staunchly opposed by Republicans. But he struggled to gain the support of several Democrats, who never explicitly opposed Chipman's nomination but also never publicly supported him either. The Washington Post first reported the story. This marks the second major defeat for one of President Biden's nominees of his term....
  • White House planning to withdraw ATF nominee

    09/09/2021 5:32:35 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 27 replies
    politico ^ | Sept 9, 2021
    The White House is planning to withdraw David Chipman's nomination to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, according to three sources close to the process. Chipman is currently a senior policy advisor to Giffords, a gun control group, and faced an uphill battle to Senate confirmation as President Joe Biden's point person on firearms regulation. Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) had previously told the Biden administration and Senate Democrats that he was not supportive of the nominee. Other moderate Democratic senators, including Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana, have also remained noncommittal on the pick....
  • Guns, Germs, and Feelz

    08/23/2021 4:56:52 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 23 Aug, 2021 | J.B. Shurk
    The government's decades-long mission to terrify the public from owning firearms is the most dangerous delusion forced on the American people. SNIP At the end of July, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives sent a letter to Rare Breed Trigger notifying the Florida company that the ATF had classified its FRT-15 trigger, a drop-in trigger for an AR-15 rifle that speeds up the rate of fire, as a machine gun under the National Firearms Act and demanding that the company cease all sales. Rare Breed is fighting the ATF's action, but that hasn't reduced the federal agency's power...
  • Planes, guns, night-vision goggles: The Taliban's new U.S.-made war chest

    08/19/2021 6:12:05 PM PDT · by McGruff · 56 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 19, 2021 | Idrees Ali and Patricia Zengerle, Jonathan Landay
    About a month ago, Afghanistan's ministry of defense posted on social media photographs of seven brand new helicopters arriving in Kabul delivered by the United States. "They'll continue to see a steady drumbeat of that kind of support, going forward," U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told reporters a few days later at the Pentagon. In a matter of weeks, however, the Taliban had seized most of the country, as well as any weapons and equipment left behind by fleeing Afghan forces.
  • Silver Lining: The Afghanistan Collapse Kills Biden’s Gun Control Agenda and the Chipman Nomination

    08/19/2021 3:34:00 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 27 replies
    Alan M. Gottlieb, the Second Amendment Foundation’s founder and executive vice president, says that out of the swirling chaos may come a silver lining for American gun owners. “The silver lining might be that there’s such a mess going on, they won’t have time to put through their anti-gun agenda, because right now they have so much other stuff on their plate,” Gottlieb said Sunday night on Armed American Radio. “Gun control may not be anywhere near the front burner for Biden now because of all the other problems he’s got to worry about,” Gottlieb said. “Right now, we’ve got...
  • Posted to the ATF

    08/18/2021 4:47:39 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 47 replies
    Source? ME | 8/18/2021 | By Laz A. Mataz
    While all the crazy events surrounding our White House and the District of Columbia have been unfolding, the BATFE has attempted to slip one by us. Known as 'Proposed Rule 2021R-05', the bureau intends to arbitrarily change quite a few definitions, and create new ones, such that the level of change is equivilent to MAKING law, not INTERPRETING it. They have a period, ending tomorrow, in which individuals and organizations can comment on the propositions. While it seems like a pointless exercise, it is not. The ATF has withdrawn rules before when there has been numerous negative comments. I've submitted...
  • GOA & AmmoLand Acquire ATF Technology Division’s S.O.P. Manual ~ VIDEO

    08/10/2021 1:21:31 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 22 replies
    Ammoland.com ^ | 8/9/21 | John Crump
    U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Gun Owners of America & AmmoLand News are in possession of the complete Standard Operating Procedures (S.O.P.) Manual for the ATF’s Firearms & Ammunition Technology Division (FATD).Recently Gun Owners of America filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request asking the ATF to supply FATD’s “Standard Operating Procedures.” For years gun rights activists and firearms journalists speculated that the document existed. The ATF has always been tight-lipped about the existence of the document and what it could contain. GOA was able to determine the exact name of the document and requested it from the ATF.GOA has shown the...
  • Chipman is a radical gun-control supporter

    08/08/2021 11:42:43 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 3 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | Sunday, August 8, 2021 | John R Lott Jr
    President Biden has had little trouble getting even his most controversial nominees confirmed. Democrats, including Montana Senator Jon Tester, have all voted in unison. Only Neera Tanden, Biden’s pick to head his budget office, faced bipartisan opposition. But with David Chipman’s nomination to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) possibly being determined by a single vote, Senator Tester continues to refuse to say how he will vote. Chipman, like Biden’s judicial nominees, is a radical gun control supporter. Yet, Tester appears to not wanting to upset national Democrats and is waiting until his vote no longer...
  • Why are Red State Democratic Senators Voting for David Chipman?

    08/05/2021 10:22:16 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | Aug 6, 2021 | John R Lott Jr
    President Biden has had little trouble getting even the most controversial nominees confirmed. Democrats have voted in unison, with only Neera Tanden, Biden’s pick to head his budget office, facing bipartisan opposition. But the White House is pulling out all the stops to push through David Chipman’s confirmation to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). And Democrats want the vote to take place this week. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki claims that the largely Republican opposition to Chipman “speaks volumes to their complete refusal to tackle this spike in crime we’ve seen over the last...
  • Report: Former ATF Agents Urge Senate Not to Confirm David Chipman

    08/05/2021 6:19:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Aug 2021 | AWR HAWKINS
    A report from the Reload notes that seven former Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), agents are urging the Senate not to confirm David Chipman to the position of ATF director. The seven former agents sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, suggesting Chipman is not the right man for the job. The letter said, in part: David’s strong personal beliefs on firearms issues will create serious and long-lasting problems for the Bureau and the effective execution of its law enforcement mission. We relied on effective partnerships with industry, stakeholders, and other law enforcement agencies to execute...
  • Biden ATF nominee Chipman failed to disclose Chinese state TV hit used as propaganda by the communist state

    08/04/2021 3:35:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04 AUG 2021 | elly Laco
    EXCLUSIVE: President Biden's nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) failed to disclose to the Senate a media appearance on Chinese state TV, which may have been used as propaganda by the communist state to cover up a mass stabbing of children. Biden's ATF nominee David Chipman appeared on a Chinese state-run media network, China Global Television Network (CGTN), previously known as CCTN, in December 2012 to discuss the government's response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, one of the deadliest shootings in U.S. history that killed 28 people and injured two. CGTN, which...
  • Senate must confirm ATF nominee in short order (barf alert)

    08/01/2021 6:25:22 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 30 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 1 aug 2021 | Steve Wolfson
    Until 2017, Oct. 1 was just another day of the year. Tragically, however, it is now synonymous with the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history — and it happened in our community. While high-profile mass shootings get most of the media attention when it comes to gun violence, they actually make up a relatively small percentage of gun deaths. I don’t say this to suggest that mass shootings aren’t a tremendous and tragic problem, because they are. However, I think it is important to recognize that the scope of the gun violence crisis is so large that the number...