Archive for the 'ATF' Category

May 30, 2014

Judge says ATF creates crime

Glenn has a report of more questionable ATF performance, in which they create crimes to blame people for. Kind of like how the FBI always creates terrorists to catch.

Imagine how differently people would think of ATF today if they created a crime for Randy Weaver to commit.

May 21, 2014

Compliance = Defiance?

I had a conversation recently in the real world with a gun nut friend in which I basically said that gun rights folks were sort of like prisoners. If you’ve ever worked in a prison, you know that the prisoners have nothing to do all day long except plot how to circumvent the rules. And, if you work there, you have a job to do while they figure out ways to squeak out an extra privilege or whatever. And that’s what most did. Why not? Nothing else to do! The folks watching you have jobs to do.

Gun rights folks, while similar in circumstance, are different in motivation. They want to figure out the rules and exactly how they comply with them because they can. Or they want to prove how stupid gun laws are. Or because fuck you.

And gun rights folks also have the occasional person, who’s rather like the prisoner who thinks life is better if you accept your fate and suck up to the guards, that wags their finger when a firearms law hack presents itself.

I was rather surprised that a gun blogger, commenting on the SB-15 and tax avoidance, opined that: But to those people I overheard saying, “Yay! Now I can have a short barreled rifle without the paperwork!…” I say, “Shame on you!” This part of the post was as surprising to me as the hideous grammar and spelling.

Shame on me? What on earth for? Those that snatch up a SB-15 for giggles (like me) are complying with the law. And, as the owner of a tax stamp collection, I can tell you it’s a pain in the ass to get your SBR on. I don’t mind paying the tax. I mind the ridiculous bureaucracy-imposed 18 month plus waiting period that has grown substantially worse under the current administration. And I mind the national gun registry that is the NFRTR. And I mind an administration that doesn’t like gun owners very much. Or, I could hop on the internet and have a SB-15 shipped to my house overnight.

For a gun that’s just going to be a plaything anyway, it’s easy math.

So, yeah, from this inmate, I’m cool with anyone dropping their SB-15 on a sub 16 inch gun. Hell, I’m going to build four of them before ATF changes it’s mind or whatever it calls that arbitrary rules making apparatus it uses. And you should too.

May 18, 2014

In fast and furious news

Judge is leaning toward White House privilege claim in ‘Fast and Furious’. Yes, she’s leaning toward keeping secret documents that may explain exactly what the hell they were thinking.

May 15, 2014

Did ATF just make new machine guns legal for trusts?

Looks like it. but I wouldn’t bet on it flying. At all.

May 14, 2014

Man brandishing a gun but it’s OK, he’s with ATF

Police shut down a Minneapolis freeway due to a high risk stop because a man was waving a gun around and, generally, endangering other people. Seems he brandished a gun at another driver. He was released because he’s one of the king’s men.

May 12, 2014

In fast and furious news

The justice department is still withholding documents.

May 01, 2014

I forgot about that

Mentioned it before, but the ATF glory hole story is making a come back.

April 15, 2014

There and back again

ATF Gun Running: Fast and furious guns found in El Paso and Columbus.

April 13, 2014

Given ATF’s propensity to change law on a whim

It’s a good question on the SB15 pistol brace

April 10, 2014

Sig: Our muzzle brake is not a silencer

SIG Sauer sues ATF for calling its ‘muzzle brake’ a gun silencer. It’s the same agency that says pieces of plastic are guns.

April 09, 2014

ATF: Chunk of unusable plastic is a firearm

Well, unless I’m missing something.

April 08, 2014

ATF bans 7N6 5.45X39 ammo

They’ve reviewed it and noted it has a steal core. And since this company makes a pistol that shoots the ammo, the cannot be imported. So, if someone were to make a 7.62x54R pistol, I guess that ammo would be illegal. Even if the pistol wasn’t popular.

April 07, 2014

ATF move to redefine “adjudicated”

Looks like the deadline for comment is tonight. And here’s Sebastian’s analysis on it along with comments.

April 06, 2014

Sig SB-15 brace still not a stock

I thought this was old news but it’s making the rounds again. ATF says the SB-15 is still a brace, even if you use it from the shoulder. Like AR-15 pistol buffers.

March 31, 2014

ATF: PlumCrazy Polymer Lowers are illegal

Seems the removable serial number plate makes them so. Glocks also have a serial number plate. Apparently, if removal would do damage to the gun, it’s OK.

March 25, 2014

Jay Dobyns has a blog

He’s the ATF agent who was railroaded by the ATF

March 23, 2014

Speaking of Judges Smacking ATF

And another meme here, making up crimes.

A judge has lambasted ATF for making crime instead of doing their job:

The time has come to remind the Executive Branch that the Constitution charges it with law enforcement — not crime creation. A reverse-sting operation like this one transcends the bounds of due process and makes the Government the oppressor of its people

Judge to ATF: Knock it off

The ATF has a history of changing rules and regs (and, essentially, gun law) because they feel like it. A judge has come down on them for it. Once before, ATF said if it’s not a A, B, C, or D, it’s an AOW and a judge struck that down too.

March 22, 2014

In ATF news

Ares Armor CEO Tries to Reason with ATF over Customer Privacy; Raid Ensues. Now, Ares is posting photos from the surveillance camera footage* of ATF agent’s various clusterfuckery on their facebook page and turning them into internet memes. The ironic bit is that ATF is now butthurt and has asked Ares to stop posting those photos citing officer privacy.

Personally, I would post photos zooming in on badge numbers and names of the agents.

* I bet future raids involve taking all security cameras and storage.

March 15, 2014

Restraining order didn’t work

ATF walked right through that restraining order

Video of ATF raiding Ares Armor despite the restraining order against ATF:

Rumor is that ATF is taking the position that 80% lower receivers with the parts you’re to mill out being a different color makes them some number more than 80% and, thus, they are a firearm instead of a part.

March 10, 2014

ATF raids EP Armory


The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives searched a business and Bakersfield home Friday.

EP Armory is owned by Chris Cook. The business opened a storefront March 1 on District Boulevard near Gosford Road.

The store was closed today while agents searched it.

A home belonging to Chris Cook on Holabird Avenue was also searched.

“Obviously when somebody is going through all of your personal things it’s pretty unnerving,” said EP Armory owner Chris Cook.

The ATF was not able to provide information on the on-going investigation.(of course – ed.)

EP makes 80% polymer AR lowers. In Cali. The store is open again.

March 04, 2014

RCMP channeling ATF

Making a gun legal then illegal

March 03, 2014

New background check regulations

The changes to NICS access isn’t that frightening. However, why maintain a database of those who have been denied? I mean, it’s not like ATF pursues those people in the first place.

March 02, 2014

Like fast and furious

Not much will happen. But ATF is set to appear before congress to address their botched storefront operations.

February 26, 2014

Do they go to Mexico?

The ATF loses more guns than any other agency

February 25, 2014

So, where did that Mexican cartel boss get his AK?

Inquiring minds want to know.

February 19, 2014

ATF at work: “discomforting” and “wrenching.”

ATF sends a man deep undercover. Then he’s found out. So, ATF does not protect him and tries to frame him for arson. They also performed illegal surveillance on him. A special agent in charge calls ATF embarrassing.

January 29, 2014

FOIA requests of historical 4473s

Correspondence from ATF citing they cannot comply because of the Tiahrt amendment. Pasted below fold because links are temporary.

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January 23, 2014

Oh goodie, another investigation

Into ATF shenanigans. It’s been investigated for a while with no results. And the press keeps lying about it being a “botched” operation.

January 20, 2014

Get ready for the registry

Provisions historically in ATF funding to protect gun owners are being stripped. Is the administration is looking at creating a registry?

Remember, I do this to entertain me, not you.

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