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!)
Today, at the NSSF/FAIR Trade Group's 16th Annual Firearms Import/Export Conference, during the roundtable discussions, the Firearms and Ammunition Technology Division (FATD) stated that it is working on two monumental determinations regarding modular silencers and vertical/angled foregrips. First, in relation to vertical/angled foregrips, it was disclosed that FATD has received numerous requests for determination. These … Continue reading Breaking News: ATF To Issue Two Monumental Determinations
Often times, Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) inquire as to whether they can sell a National Firearms Act (NFA) firearm through the mail, without the buyer needing to be present. To the surprise of most FFLs, you actually can sell NFA firearms through the mail, provided the purchaser is not otherwise prohibited and is a resident … Continue reading As an FFL, Can You Sell an NFA Firearm Through the Mail?
As many of our readers are aware, Attorney Adam Kraut and I attended the NSSF's Import/Export Conference on August 2-3, 2016, for which we blogged about many of the statements made by ATF (and other federal agencies) in our blog - News from the Round Table Discussions at the NSSF Import/Export Conference. One issue that … Continue reading ATF’s Shocking Position on “Makers” of Silencers/Suppressors, Especially in Relation to Solvent Traps
The Firearms Industry Consulting Group, a division of Prince Law Offices, P.C., is pleased to announce that it was retained by Dead Air Armament ("Dead Air") to prepare a detailed filing in opposition to ATF’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("ANPR") 29P. Dead Air has combined the brains and passion of both Mike Pappas and Gary Hughes to bring to … Continue reading FICG Files Comment in Opposition to ATF 29P on Behalf of Dead Air Armament
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
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…
Firearms Industry Consulting Group (FICG)® (FICG®), a division of Prince Law Offices, P.C., and Stone Mountain Tactical, LLC will be hosting the next EVOLUTION of our machinegun shoot at The Shooters Gauntlet on April 30th and May 1st, in celebration of the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution, and Article 1, Section 21 of the … Continue reading FICG/Shooter Gauntlet’s Next EVOLUTION MachineGun Shoot!
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
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