It has been some time since my last article on this issue and I know many people have continued to watch for updates, both here and across the various forums that have been discussing this issue on an ongoing basis. Since that article published on January 10th, I have continued to be in contact with … Continue reading Update on Diversified Machine Products
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
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
A number of individuals have inquired with our office whether it is legal to hunt with a silencer in PA. As silencers have become more popular, affordable and increasingly marketed to the hunting community, they are being utilized in the field by more people than ever. In Pennsylvania, it is legal to hunt while using … Continue reading Hunting with Silencers in PA is Legal!
In late March, I wrote an article questioning whether ATF directed FFLs to abuse the NICS system in “requiring” a background check on a trustee to be performed on the transfer of a silencer to a trust. Furthermore, I contended that a Pennsylvania FFL who utilized the PICS system to perform such a check was … Continue reading Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, You’re a Trustee, So No Background Check For You!
It’s no secret that ATF told at least one FFL they need to run a NICS check on trustees picking up NFA firearms on behalf of a trust. In a letter addressed to Dakota Silencer, ATF explained: The term "person" is defined by the GCA at 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(1), to include "any individual, corporation, company, … Continue reading Has ATF Directed FFLs to Abuse the NICS System?