Massive Comment Filed in Opposition to ATF’s Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Bump-Stock-Devices – ATF – 2017R-22

Firearms Industry Consulting Group ("FICG"), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., is honored to announce that Chief Counsel Joshua Prince and Attorney Adam Kraut drafted and filed a 923 page Comment in Opposition to ATF's proposed rulemaking on bump-stock-devices (docket no. ATF 2017R-22 ) on behalf of Firearms Policy Coalition ("FPC") and Firearms … Continue reading Massive Comment Filed in Opposition to ATF’s Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Bump-Stock-Devices – ATF – 2017R-22

FOIA Filed with ATF over Bump Stock Determinations

Today, Firearms Industry Consulting Group (FICG), on behalf of Firearms Policy Foundation ("FPF"), filed a, expedited Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") request with ATF requesting copies of all prior determinations issued by ATF regarding the lawfulness of bump stocks. As the comment period only permits comments to be submitted until June 27, 2018 and in … Continue reading FOIA Filed with ATF over Bump Stock Determinations

ATF Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking RE: Bump-Stock-Type Devices

Today the ATF published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding Bump-Stock-Type Devices. The comment period is open for 90 days, making comments due on or before June 27, 2018. The proposed rule would alter the definition of a machine gun in the regulations pertaining to the National Firearms Act (27 C.F.R. § 479.1, et seq.), … Continue reading ATF Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking RE: Bump-Stock-Type Devices

Trump Signs Bill Reversing Obama Rule to Report Certain Social Security Recipients to NICS

Late last year, I blogged that the Social Security Administration published a final rule relating to the NICS Improvement Act of 2007. The final rule provided that: An individual will have been “adjudicated as a mental defective” if during SSA’s claim development and adjudication process, or when SSA takes certain post-entitlement or post-eligibility actions, SSA will identify … Continue reading Trump Signs Bill Reversing Obama Rule to Report Certain Social Security Recipients to NICS

Social Security Administration Publishes Final Rule Relating to NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007

It has been well reported that the Social Security Administration ("SSA") had been passing along information of individuals that it deemed unable to handle their financial affairs to NICS for the purposes of preventing them from purchasing a firearm due to being "adjudicated as a mental defective." In May of this year, the SSA published … Continue reading Social Security Administration Publishes Final Rule Relating to NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007

New Regulations for Explosives/Pyrotechnics Industries (Part 2)

  09/19/2016 OSHA is currently accepting comments for proposed rulemaking. The proposal is for new Process Safety Management rules for the Explosives and Pyrotechnics Industries and comments will be accepted until September 23rd! You might ask, “What is ‘Process Safety Management’?”  That is a great question answered in Part 1 of this post click HERE … Continue reading New Regulations for Explosives/Pyrotechnics Industries (Part 2)

Extremely Interesting Developments Relating to ATF’s Re-Opening of the Comment Period for the ATF 4473

As our readers are likely aware, I previously blogged that ATF had re-opened the comment period for the ATF 4473 form. After digging a little deeper, I determined that OMB issued a PRA Primer Memo of April 7, 2010 directing that an agency, after providing the initial 60 day notice period required by 44 U.S.C. … Continue reading Extremely Interesting Developments Relating to ATF’s Re-Opening of the Comment Period for the ATF 4473

News from the Round Table Discussions at the NSSF Import/Export Conference

It's that time of year again, the NSSF Import/Export Conference which is held in Washington, D.C. While the conference is designed to help educate companies about the import/export regulations and laws they might encounter while in the business, the conference does provide for round table discussions with ATF, DDTC and other Firearm Industry officials. Some of … Continue reading News from the Round Table Discussions at the NSSF Import/Export Conference

The Elusive NFATCA Petition that Prompted the ATF to Enter into Rulemaking Regarding Silencer Engravings

As Chief Counsel Joshua Prince reported back in May, the organization responsible for ATF 41P/F, the National Firearms Trade and Collectors Association ("NFATCA") had once again petitioned Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”) to enter into rulemaking, this time in relation to silencer engravings. The docket specified that copies of the petition would be available … Continue reading The Elusive NFATCA Petition that Prompted the ATF to Enter into Rulemaking Regarding Silencer Engravings

NFATCA Prompts ATF to Enter into Rulemaking…AGAIN – Now Regarding Silencer Engravings…

Not having learned from the debacle that is ATF 41P/F, the National Firearms Act Trade and Collector Association ("NFATCA") has once again petitioned the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ("ATF") to enter into rulemaking, this time in relation to silencer engravings. In a proposed rule that will be published tomorrow, May 4, 2016, … Continue reading NFATCA Prompts ATF to Enter into Rulemaking…AGAIN – Now Regarding Silencer Engravings…