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  • Large explosion, buildings damaged in downtown Nashville (RV exploded?)

    12/25/2020 6:12:05 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 262 replies
    WKRN ^ | December 25 | Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A large explosion was reported in downtown Nashville early Christmas morning. The explosion happened in the area of Second Avenue and Broadway near Commerce Street
  • Withdrawal of Guidance: Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with "Stabilizing Braces"

    12/23/2020 7:23:20 PM PST · by Yo-Yo · 34 replies
    (Billing Code: 4410-FY-P) DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Docket No. 2020R-10W Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with “Stabilizing Braces”; Withdrawal of Guidance AGENCY: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Department of Justice. ACTION: Notice; withdrawal. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (“ATF”) is announcing the withdrawal of a notice and request for comments entitled “Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with ‘Stabilizing Braces’,” that was published on December 18, 2020. DATES: The withdrawal is effective [INSERT DATE OF PUBLICATION IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER]. ADDRESSES: This Notice also will be made available on...
  • Gun grab sparks 'Defund ATF' movement

    12/22/2020 6:54:08 AM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 19, 2020 | Paul Bedard,
    They are the strongest opponents of defunding the police, but now, conservatives are carving out an exception ⁠— the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Long considered anti-gun, the agency has provoked alarm with Second Amendment advocates due to the agency’s recent targeting of gunmakers, including a raid this month on a producer of so-called "ghost guns" and this week’s targeting of AR-15-style pistols. With President-elect Joe Biden poised to unleash new gun control measures, fears are heightened that ATF will be the tip of the spear. Marjorie Taylor Greene ... 10 years ago today, U.S. Border Patrol...
  • ATF agent accuses Columbus police officers of excessive force

    12/21/2020 2:24:26 PM PST · by farming pharmer · 57 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | recently, no date given | BETHANY BRUNER
    An agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has filed a federal lawsuit accusing two Columbus police officers of using excessive force against him while he was working in his official capacity. Agent James Burk, a 16-year veteran of the ATF, said in the lawsuit he was working a "routine" assignment on July 7. That afternoon, he went to a home on the 3300 block of Edgebrook Drive near Dublin to retrieve a shotgun from someone who was not permitted to have a firearm.
  • ATF to Institute Rulemaking/Guidance Regarding Stabilizing Braces And Require Registration Of Currently Owned Braces

    12/21/2020 7:25:08 AM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    blog.princelaw.com ^ | Dec. 16, 2020 | Joshua Prince, Esq
    In a 16 page draft copy of proposed rulemaking/guidance specifying “Objective Factors for Classifying Stablizing Braces”, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has proposed entering into rulemaking to delineate the objective factors considered when “evaluating firearms with an attached stabilizing brace to determine whether they are considered firearms under the National Firearms Act (‘NFA’) and/or the Gun Control Act (‘GCA)” and the Department of Justice’s plan to “subsequently implement a separate process for current possessors of stabilizer-equipped firearms to choose to register such firearms in compliance with the NFA.”While the proposed rulemaking/guidance has not yet been published...
  • ATF Guidance Letter for Stabilizing Braces Says Each Firearm Considered on ‘Case by Case Basis’

    12/18/2020 7:32:32 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 34 replies
    Guns America Dugest ^ | 12/17/2020 | Jordan Michaels
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) has leaked a notice set to be published in the federal register today that purports to provide guidance to gun owners on whether the addition of a stabilizing brace transforms a pistol into an NFA-regulated short-barreled rifle (SBR). The proposed new rule comes after the ATF reversed their position on stabilizing braces in October, telling gun company Q, Inc., that their “Honey Badger” pistol would be considered an SBR while fitted with a brace. After an uproar from gun owners and manufacturers, the agency promised to clarify their ruling. According to today’s...
  • Operation Fast and Furious: The Forgotten History of the ATF's Notorious Gunwalking Scandal

    12/15/2020 10:34:57 PM PST · by ammodotcom · 16 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | 12/16/2020 | Sam Jacobs
    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...
  • If ATF Comes A Knocking, Only Surrender Your 80% Frame or Receiver Under Protest!

    12/15/2020 2:15:06 PM PST · by voicereason · 66 replies
    Prince Law Office ^ | 12/14/2020 | Joshua Prince, Esq.
    As many in the Firearms Community are aware, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) raided Polymer80, Inc last week and since then, there is at least one report of a customer being visited by ATF and forced to surrender their “P80.” Given what appears to be ATF’s active enforcement of its interpretive jiggery-pokery, ever changing interpretations of the Gun Control Act and implementing regulations, it is important that any individual confronted by ATF regarding this newly minted interpretation, advise the agent that he/she is surrendering the items under protest, that you do not consent to the forfeiture...
  • Ghost-Gun Company Raided by Federal Agents

    12/11/2020 11:09:43 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/11/20 | Zusha Elinson
    Federal agents on Thursday raided one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of ghost-gun parts, a sign that federal law enforcement is cracking down on kits that allow people to make weapons at home. The raid target, Nevada-based Polymer80, is suspected of illegally manufacturing and distributing firearms, failing to pay taxes, shipping guns across state lines and failing to conduct background investigations, according to an application for a search warrant unsealed Thursday after the raid took place. The probe focuses on Polymer80’s “Buy Build Shoot Kit,” which includes the parts to build a “ghost” handgun. The kit, which Polymer80 sells online,...
  • Biden's Transition Team contacted the ATF to discuss Gun Control

    11/11/2020 5:04:38 PM PST · by PROCON · 77 replies
    lsgr.live ^ | 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. –-(AmmoLand.com)- 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
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 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
    Ammo.com ^ | 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
    Ammo.com ^ | 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
    Ammo.com ^ | 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: https://mobile.twitter.com/ATFStPaul/status/1283838200679747584
  • 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
    Ammo.com ^ | 5/29/2020 | Ammo.com
    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...