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  • Biden's Transition Team contacted the ATF to discuss Gun Control

    11/11/2020 5:04:38 PM PST · by PROCON · 77 replies ^ | Nov. 11, 2020
    The elections are far from over and Biden’s victory is nothing more than a unilateral declaration. This is true except for the ATF which is secretly transitioning itself to be in a position to restrict gun ownership under the Biden administration. ATF’s Acting Director Regina Lombardo disclosed during a conference call on November 10, 2020, that Biden’s transition team reached out to discuss ATF’s top priorities. An insider disclosed that 80% lower receivers and pistol braces would be her priority. Biden has expressed disdain for the two items which are crucial for millions of gun-owning Americans who are concerned about...
  • ATF Pistol Brace Reversal Political Move, 60-Day Suspension of Honey Badger Decision

    10/19/2020 5:16:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 53 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 15 October, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    ATF Pistol Brace Reversal Political Move, 60-Day Suspension of Honey Badger Decision, Photo by @the_official_q. U.S.A. –-( The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are unlikely to have acted, as policy, to deliberately hurt President Trump's chances at re-election. This does not mean a faction of individuals inside the ATF did not do so. Several sources have been willing to talk, off the record, about what is going on in the ATF. None are currently inside the agency. None were willing to be quoted. All have had considerable contact with the agency over past years. One source confirmed the...
  • WH Investigating ATF Decision to Increase Regulation on Certain Pistols

    10/10/2020 11:33:46 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 10 2020 | AWR HAWKINS
    The White House is investigating the ATF’s decision to increase regulation on Q, LLC’s (Q) Honey Badger Pistol, and the agency is warning that other AR-15 pistols may be targeted as well. Brietbart News reported that the ATF sent Q a Cease & Desist letter, dated August 3, 2020, announcing a reclassification of Q’s Honey Badger Pistol as a short barrel rifle (SBR). This means the pistol now falls under the purview of the National Firearms Act (1934), as do machine guns, suppressors, and SBRs. The ATF letter noted that two other Q pistols–the Sugar Weasel and the Mini Fix–may...
  • ‘Secret’ ATF move could turn 3M to 4M gun owners into felons

    10/09/2020 8:21:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies ^ | October 09, 2020 08:49 AM | by Paul Bedard, Washington Secrets Columnist
    President Trump’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, in a move his own son has warned could alienate hardcore supporters, has taken the first step to regulate and tax one of the nation’s most popular weapons for plinkers and hunters, the AR pistol. Without notice and citing unexplained concerns about “public safety,” the Justice Department’s ATF has ordered the maker of several popular AR pistols to “cease and desist” in the production of the top seller “Honey Badger.” The order, which maker Q LLC complied with to avoid criminal prosecution, has jarred the gun community. ******************************************************************** Rep. Matt Gaetz...
  • History of the ATF: How the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms Became Corrupt & Abusive

    09/25/2020 11:06:06 AM PDT · by ammodotcom · 11 replies ^ | 9/25/2020 | Sam Jacobs
    It’s unlikely that there is a single federal alphabet organization less popular among the readership of this website than the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. These are the people who gave us both the Siege at Ruby Ridge and the Siege of Waco. What’s more, they may well be engaged in an entirely unconstitutional exercise: monitoring and patrolling the gun ownership of law-abiding citizens. There’s also a solid case to be made that the ATF is a rogue organization, the most corrupt of the federal alphabet agencies. This can be seen through a number of scandals beginning with Ruby...
  • Siege at Ruby Ridge: The Forgotten History of the ATF Shootout That Started a Militia Movement

    08/17/2020 8:41:24 AM PDT · by ammodotcom · 37 replies ^ | 8/17/2020 | Sam Jacobs
    The Siege at Ruby Ridge is often considered a pivotal date in American history. The shootout between Randy Weaver and his family and federal agents on August 21, 1992, is one that kicked off the Constitutional Militia Movement and left America with a deep distrust of its leadership – in particular then-President George H.W. Bush and eventual President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno. The short version is this: Randy Weaver and his wife Vicki moved with their four kids to the Idaho Panhandle, near the Canadian border, to escape what they thought was an increasingly corrupt world. The...
  • David Codrea: Gun Rights Advocate, Journalist at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance

    07/24/2020 1:28:13 AM PDT · by ammodotcom · 4 replies ^ | 7/23/2020 | Sam Jacobs
    On this episode of the Resistance Library Podcast Sam invites gun rights advocate and journalist, David Codrea, to the show. David Codrea is that rarest of creatures in the 21st century -- a skilled and principled investigative journalist, willing to overturn stones to find the truth underneath. It was his strong journalistic chops that made him instrumental in breaking the story that the world knows as “Operation Fast and Furious,” a part of Project Gunrunner, an ATF policy of allowing illegal gun purchases to happen in a vain attempt to catch bigger fish that resulted in the death of a...
  • REWARD: ATF is offering up to $5,000 for the identities of five individuals who were present June 24 when the fire-bombing of a government building occurred.

    07/18/2020 9:04:42 PM PDT · by rintintin · 8 replies
    ATF St. Paul @ATFStPaul ^ | July 16 2020 | ATF St. Paul @ATFStPaul
    REWARD: ATF is offering up to $5,000 for the identities of five individuals who were present June 24 when the fire-bombing of a government building occurred. Recognize these individuals? Read the full release for details:
  • CBP Seizes Shipment of Rifle Parts at Port of Seattle

    07/15/2020 6:47:22 PM PDT · by AggregateThreat · 40 replies
    This is 2nd shipment of rifle parts seized in a month, both from China. How many shipments are getting to their destination, and where are they going? The shipment consisted of two pallets of Chinese-manufactured goods manifested as “Rifle Parts.” The shipment was flagged for lacking permits required by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The ATF regulates and restricts firearms and ammunition. Firearm parts cannot be imported into the United States from certain countries and require ATF permits to be allowed entry.
  • Jeff Sessions: Pro 2nd Amendment?

    07/09/2020 10:58:59 AM PDT · by RandFan · 26 replies
    US Senate ^ | July 9 | RandFan
    Jeff Sessions likes to portray himself as pro 2nd Amendment and boasts of a lifetime rating by the NRA. However I was going through Sen. Rand Paul's amendments and found THIS from 2011. Gun Owners of America supported the amendment to stop gun owners being subject to PATRIOT Act fishing expeditions and Jeff Sessions voted with 85 other senators to kill it. This is a clear anti-2A vote!See for yourself. I have linked to Sen. Paul's amendment on the Senate website. Here is a brief explanation from the John Birch Society (JBS): JEFFERSON SESSIONS Motion to Table S.Amdt. 363: Motion...
  • Vincent Cefalu: Author of Ratsnakes, Fast and Furious and Project Gunrunner Whistleblower

    05/31/2020 7:54:13 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 1 replies ^ | 5/29/2020 |
    A must listen to inteview. On this special episode of the Resistance Library Podcast, Sam Jacobs speaks with the author and former ATF agent, Vincent Cefalu. Vincent Cefalu is best known as the primary whistleblower who exposed Operation Fast and Furious and Project Gunrunner to the American public -- but that’s not how he wants to be remembered. Cefalu is a curious figure, one who strongly believes in the mission of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and for reasons that are not easily dismissed by the same canned arguments we’ve all spouted at one time or another. A...
  • Mexico demands the U.S. finally explain Obama’s ‘Fast and Furious’ fiasco

    05/21/2020 9:16:41 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 24 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 05/21/20 | Steve Pomper
    In the movie “Cliff Hanger,” John Lithgow’s character, Qualen, utters a line that reminds me of how unscrupulous Democrat muckety-mucks like the Clintons and Obama operate. Qualen says, “Kill a few people, they call you a murderer. Kill a million and you’re a conqueror.” Similarly, with the Clintons and Obama, commit a few crimes, they call you a petty criminal. Commit a million and you’re untouchable. Well, maybe not a million—then again. You get the point. We’re now seeing a cascade of unearthed evidence of what seems to be an apparent three-plus-year coup attempt by the Obama administration and media...
  • New Legislation Would Ensure 90 Day Suppressor Transfers

    04/03/2020 6:16:09 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 6 replies
    Guns America Dugest ^ | 4/2/2020 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Get a suppressor in 90 days or fewer!!! That is the thinking behind Congressman Greg Steube (R-FL-17) new bill, “H.R. 6126 – the End the Normalized Delay of Suppressors (ENDS) Act.” Introduced last month, the ENDS Act would cap suppressor transfer times at 90 days, meaning as long as the prospective purchaser wasn’t denied during the National Firearms Act (NFA) process, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) would have to automatically approve the transfer after 90 days. No more insane wait times! Currently, some purchasers can wait up to 18 months before getting their can. “I have...
  • ATF: Michigan Concealed Carriers Can No Longer Buy Guns Without a Background Check Because of Marijuana Legalization

    03/05/2020 4:42:05 PM PST · by PROCON · 38 replies ^ | March 4, 2020 | DAN ZIMMERMAN
    Like a number of states, concealed pistol license holders in Michigan are exempted from the requirement to undergo a NICS background check every time they purchase a new firearm. That’s because permit holders have already undergone an extensive background check and fingerprinting in order to be issued a permit in the first place. Michigan has had that exemption from the ATF since 2006, but yesterday the ATF rescinded it. Why? Because recreational marijuana is now legal in the state. Voters approved legalization in 2018 and retail sales started December 1, 2019. While buying and using weed may not be a...
  • She Ran the Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifying Time, But She Can’t Compete in Atlanta

    02/12/2020 11:15:59 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Runner's World ^ | February 7, 2020 | Taylor Dutch
    Erin Gregoire crossed the finish line of the Houston Marathon, looked at her watch, and smiled. In her debut at the distance, she ran 2:42:55—well under the qualifying time of 2:45:00 she needed for the Olympic Marathon Trials. In what has become a complex case, however, Gregoire was denied entry into the Trials, because the differential between her gun time (2:54:54) and chip time (her 2:42:55) was too large. And the day of the Houston Marathon (January 19) was the final day of qualifying, so it was her last shot at getting into the race. “Obviously it was an incredible...
  • ATF: Criminals exploiting Alabama gun laws

    02/12/2020 7:29:37 AM PST · by suthener · 35 replies
    NBC 15 Mobile, Al ^ | Tuesday, February 11th 2020 | Rachael Wilkerson
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms says Alabama is an easy target for criminals to get a gun..... The ATF says there is a strong second amendment belief in Alabama as well as other surrounding states, but not a state system of registration or firearm requirements. "People know that, so this becomes a pipeline almost for firearms leaving legal commerce and then they are sold at flea markets and, etc. Buyers may not ask all the questions they should and someone a little smart and configures state laws and goes from Chicago - a place that has extreme firearms...
  • Former ATF agent at center of legal dispute over AR-15

    02/08/2020 10:09:01 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 7:25 AM ET, Fri February 7, 2020 | Scott Glover
    (CNN) - In his 23 years with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Dan O'Kelly was one of the agency's top gun experts. He served for five years as the lead firearms technology instructor at the ATF National Academy, where he co-wrote the curriculum for incoming agents. These days, however, O'Kelly is using his formidable firearms expertise and institutional knowledge of the ATF to take aim at his former employer. He's at the center of a brewing legal dispute that federal prosecutors say has the potential to upend the 1968 Gun Control Act and "seriously undermine the ATF's...
  • Where are the Prosecutions for Fast and Furious?

    01/27/2020 7:10:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | January 27, 2020 | Rachel Alexander
    It's been about 10 years since the public discovered Fast and Furious, the gun walking operation conducted by the ATF under the Obama administration. The ATF arranged for straw buyers to purchase guns from American gun stores and transfer them to arms traffickers who would give them to drug cartels in Mexico. Ostensibly, the ATF would then track down the cartels. But they lost track of the guns, and some were used to kill Americans. Yet where are the prosecutions of the Obama officials who ran it? The victims and their families have never received justice. But they're looking into...
  • ‘Fast And Furious’ Gunman Who Killed US Border Patrol Agent (Brian Terry) Is Sentenced To Life In Prison

    01/08/2020 6:37:47 PM PST · by BeauBo · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 08, 2020 | JASON HOPKINS
    One of the Mexican gunmen who killed a U.S. Border Patrol agent, consequently sparking the Obama administration’s “Fast and Furious” scandal, was sentenced to life in prison. U.S. District Judge David C. Bury on Wednesday sentenced Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes to life in federal prison for first-degree murder. The sentencing follows Osorio-Arellanes’s involvement in a 2010 border shootout between Mexican gunmen and U.S. officials, resulting in the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry... Osorio-Arellanes fled the scene and evaded justice for many years. However, Mexican authorities arrested him in 2017 in Chihuahua. He was extradited to the U.S. in 2018 and...
  • Operation Fast and Furious: The Forgotten History of the ATF's Notorious Gunwalking Scandal

    12/14/2019 12:00:53 PM PST · by ammodotcom · 6 replies ^ | 12-14-2019 |
    The ATF isn’t all bad. In fact, they had a policy of letting illegal gun purchases go between 2006 and 2011. It ended up getting U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry killed on December 14, 2010, and let Mexican criminals get enough guns that they were found at over 150 crime scenes where Mexican citizens were either killed or maimed. And some of the guns were used in the November 2015 terrorist attack in Paris at the Bataclan. But other than that, it turned out just fine. (In case you’re not picking up on it, we’re laying on the sarcasm...