BREAKING: BATFE Has Not Changed Anything Relating to Fingerprints for NFA Firearms

This morning TheFirearmBlog.com posted a story which stated that ATF had revised its ruling in relation to fingerprints for NFA firearms. The article claims that ATF now requires law enforcement agencies to take fingerprints rather than anyone qualified to. To support this position the article links to ATF's Explosives website. As always, the information is provided by … Continue reading BREAKING: BATFE Has Not Changed Anything Relating to Fingerprints for NFA Firearms

ATF Releases Open Letter to CLEOs Regarding ATF 41F

On May 25, 2016 ATF released an Open Letter to Chief Law Enforcement Officers regarding ATF 41F. The letter can be found here. The letter briefly describes some of the changes that will occur after the rule is implemented. Of note is the notification requirements for the CLEO. In short, all legal entities will be required … Continue reading ATF Releases Open Letter to CLEOs Regarding ATF 41F

Important Update on Implementation of ATF-41F

Rather than use the rulemaking process set forth in the Administrative Procedure Act, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives ("ATF") seemingly continues to release information in a haphazard manner that sows confusion among the very people striving to comply with its requirements.  After taking more than two years to review comments and draft … Continue reading Important Update on Implementation of ATF-41F

Publication of the ATF-41P Final Rule

In the Federal Register for today, January 15, 2016, ATF published its Final Rule in ATF-41P, at volume 81, pages 2658 through 2723.   As previously reported here, ATF posted the Final Rule to its Website on January 4, 2016.  In the event of any discrepancies, the version published in the Federal Register represents the official … Continue reading Publication of the ATF-41P Final Rule

411 on the Final Rule in relation to ATF-41P

Last night around 11 PM, we broke the story of ATF's publication of a new final rule in relation to ATF-41p.  As many of our viewers know, Firearms Industry Consulting Group, a division of Prince Law Offices, P.C., spearheaded the opposition to ATF-41p but what does the preamble to the final rule and the final … Continue reading 411 on the Final Rule in relation to ATF-41P

ATF Publishes Final Rule in Relation to ATF-41P

Tonight, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives published a final rule in relation to ATF-41p. You can download a copy here. While the publication is over 240 pages, a quick review suggests that ATF has gone away from its CLEO certification requirement and implemented a CLEO notification requirement. However, it will now require … Continue reading ATF Publishes Final Rule in Relation to ATF-41P

Attempt to Prevent ATF-41p and to Fund Federal Firearms Relief Through Omnibus Appropriation Bill Failed

As many of our viewers are aware, we were closely following H.R. 2578, as it contained two pro-Second Amendment provision, namely Amendment 302 and Amendment 320. Amendment 302 provided “that such funds appropriated for BATF shall be available to investigate or act upon applications for relief from Federal firearms disabilities under United States Code” Amendment … Continue reading Attempt to Prevent ATF-41p and to Fund Federal Firearms Relief Through Omnibus Appropriation Bill Failed

FIREARMS INDUSTRY CONSULTING GROUP® PREPARES TO INITIATE LITIGATION AGAINST ATF IF ATF 41P IS IMPLEMENTED

Bechtelsville, PA.— Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Prince Law Offices, P.C., has started http://www.FightATF41p.com in order to draw awareness to the seeming imminence of ATF’s implementation of ATF 41P and to raise money to fund litigation seeking to overturn any final rule promulgated by ATF. FICG® spearheaded the opposition to ATF 41P … Continue reading FIREARMS INDUSTRY CONSULTING GROUP® PREPARES TO INITIATE LITIGATION AGAINST ATF IF ATF 41P IS IMPLEMENTED

ATF-41P Update

Recently, ATF-41P's final action date was changed from December 2015 to January 2016, prompting a lot of speculation and concern, especially in light of President Obama's announcement of 2,224 new proposed rules, which he hopes to implement prior to his departure. As many of our viewers are aware, Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division … Continue reading ATF-41P Update