In case you've not been following recent occurrences surrounding Diversified Machine, here is what we know. In late 2020 and early 2021, ATF raided Diversified Machine, a company selling solvent traps and other items commonly used to manufacture Form 1 silencers, and seized their website. The week after Christmas 2021, ATF mailed this single-page Warning … Continue reading Purchased From Diversified Machine and Received a Warning Notice?
ATF has released its annual Firearms Commerce in the United States Statistical Update for 2018. As my one friend put it, “Let the nerdery begin.” To be fair, you have to be pretty nerdy to enjoy this stuff, hence me writing about it. The Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Exportation Report (AFMER) is only current through … Continue reading ATF releases 2018 Report on Firearm Commerce in the United States (Numbers, Bar Graphs, and Pie Charts!)
ATF has released its annual Firearms Commerce in the United States Statistical Update for 2017. As my one friend put it, "[t]his is like fantasy football stats for silencer dorks." It's actually like that for a lot more than the silencer crowd, but I digress. The Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Exportation Report (AFMER) is only … Continue reading ATF releases 2017 Report on Firearm Commerce in the United States (Numbers, Bar Graphs, and Pie Charts!)
With the implementation date of ATF 41F looming just around the corner (July 13, 2016), the folks over at ATF have released the ATF 41F FAQ. You can find that here. The link also includes the new Form 1, Form 4, Form 5 and Responsible Person Questionnaire. The FAQ references: How Does Final Rule 41F Change … Continue reading ATF Releases ATF 41F FAQ
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
Late last week an article was posted on a popular website, dedicated to firearms news, about the engraving of firearms that had approved Form 1s. The author describes how easy it is for one to submit a Form 1, with the advent of eForms, to register your firearm as a Short Barrel Rifle ("SBR") but … Continue reading NFA Firearms, Form 1s, Engraving and Cartoon Chickens
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
As many of our viewers are aware, on May 14, 2014, I wrote an article: Did ATF's Determination on NICS Checks Open the Door for Manufacture of New Machineguns for Trusts? At that time, I submitted a paper Form 1 for a minigun, as eFile was not currently available. Several weeks later, eFile would come … Continue reading Did ATF Approve Your Making of a New Machinegun and Then Rescind It? Contact Us To Discuss