Moments ago, I received an email that ATF's Firearms Technology Industry Services Branch would no longer offer classifications on accessories, effective immediately. The Firearms Technology Industry Services Branch (FTISB) classifies firearms as defined by the Gun Control Act (GCA) and National Firearms Act (NFA) based on the configuration and the design features of the firearm … Continue reading ATF Discontinues Accessory Classifications
Having had the opportunity to sit around a table with different members of ATF, a few different things were learned. And don't worry, the cartoon doesn't reflect the attitude of those I spoke to. NFA Branch In regards to the NFA Branch and processing times, it appears that they are aiming for a processing time … Continue reading A Round Table Discussion with ATF
Formerly the Firearms Technology Branch (FTB) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, now the Firearms Technology Industry Services Branch (FTISB), has brought us such hits as "a shoestring is a machinegun" (for which I wish Nike had sued ATF over) and "a silencer wipe isn't a silencer part, then it was, until … Continue reading Whoops We (ATF) Did It Again…Arbitrary Determinations Over the Sig Brace
It isn't often that I find myself giving advice that is more restrictive than ATF's interpretations but it appears that ATF recently changed that dynamic when it held that an "unincorporated trust" was not a "person" under the Gun Control Act. Before I give you the answer to the question you're pondering, let's first review … Continue reading Did ATF’s Determination on NICS Checks Open the Door for Manufacture of New Machineguns for Trusts?