Archive for the 'ATF' Category

July 06, 2016

A reminder

ATF Rule 41F cometh

June 30, 2016

Gun in Paris attack came from Phoenix

Per Judicial Watch. Phoenix, of course, being where ATF allowed gun sales to criminals with Operation Fast And Furious.

May 23, 2016

Fast and furious

The scandal in Washington no one is talking about. Yeah, blogs have been talking about it for years.

May 11, 2016

Investigate the ATF

Questionable Gun Store Bank Transactions Merit Congressional Inquiry of ATF

April 25, 2016

Troll level grandmaster

A NFA dealer had registered pipe bomb receivers, homemade claymores, and flamethrowers for sale at a local gun show to, basically, make fun of how silly gun laws are:


The Houston PD and ATF were not amused. But couldn’t do much about it.

ATF changes to form 4473

A rundown on the changes right here. ATF would like you to know that, even if your state made it legal, it’s still a federal crime to smoke marijuana.

April 21, 2016

The Can Cannon now non NFA

They reconfigured the can launcher so it’s not an SBR or DD.

April 11, 2016

In fast and furious news

The Obama administration turned over F&F documents, as ordered by a judge, the a house committee. This should get interesting. But will probably never make the news again.

That makes you feel safe

The ATF is going around putting mystery boxes on utility poles to spy on people.

March 16, 2016

Fast and Furious gun found at El Chapo’s place

It’s not new news. But it’s being printed in the AP now:

The Associated Press reported this morning that a .50 BMG rifle found at Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s hideout in January was one of the ones sold through a straw purchase in Operation Fast and Furious.

February 23, 2016

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes

A man who thinks anyone should be able to buy a gun posts a video on youtube saying he’ll buy guns for you for a price. Well, the ATF was not amused:

9Wants to Know learned ATF agents conducted an undercover buy with Francis, who bought guns at two sporting goods stores in the Denver area last month.

Court records show Francis has been indicted for making a false statement to a firearms dealer and for unlawful disposition of a firearm.

February 15, 2016

Have they tried just not selling guns to drug dealers?

The Daily Signal:

In the second report, the inspector general concludes that while the ATF and Justice Department have implemented most of the recommendations the Inspector General made in 2012 to correct the serious management flaws he found at the ATF, the same cannot be said for the other law enforcement agencies within the Justice Department: the FBI, the U.S. Marshalls Service (USMS), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The inspector general made clear that his prior recommendations were intended not just to strengthen oversight of ATF, but to ensure that the mistakes that were made by ATF and the Department of Justice were not repeated at the other law enforcement divisions of DOJ.

January 20, 2016

In fast and furious news

El Chapo had a 50 caliber rifle that was smuggled into Mexico as part of fast and furious smuggling “investigation”.

January 19, 2016

Executive privilege in fast and furious

A federal judge has rejected it:

A federal judge has rejected President Barack Obama’s assertion of executive privilege to deny Congress access to records pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious, a gunrunning probe that allegedly allowed thousands of weapons to flow across the border into Mexico.

U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled Tuesday that the Justice Department’s public disclosures about its response to the so-called “gun walking” controversy undercut Obama’s executive privilege claim.

Jackson said she wasn’t questioning the propriety of Obama’s claim of privilege, but ruling that the claim could not be sustained in view of other information the Justice Department had released on the topic, chiefly an Office of Inspector General report released in September 2012.

January 06, 2016

ATF on new rules for NFA transfers

Details here. The TLDR version is no more chief law enforcement sign off but they must be notified.

Social Media Fail

First up, ATF:


I laughed hard. Up next, The White House lied:

December 21, 2015

That gun from America that was used in the Paris attacks?

Yeah, not so much:

Zastava said it exported a gun with that serial number to Delray Beach, Florida-based Century Arms in 2013. According to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the gun was received by Century and eventually sent to a federal firearms licensee in the United States and purchased by an individual in February 2014. In March of this year it was recovered at a crime scene in Mexico and is still in the custody of Mexican officials, ATF said.

I wonder if it was a fast and furious gun?

December 14, 2015

ATF on facebook

ATF actually wastes my and your money to pay someone to run a facebook page. They posted this little infographic of TRUEFACTS on the page:


The comments there are full of people calling them out.

December 08, 2015

This could get interesting

NY gun shop raided by ATF* for SAFE act violations. Supposedly have a stack of form 4473s.

Remember, kids, you sold that upper already. Or boating accident. Right?

* wouldn’t that be a job for the state police?

November 30, 2015

Accountability, not for ATF agents

In the private sector, this would get you fired. But government:

Imagine if you will that you worked for a large company and were issued both a company car and company-provided credit card. Then imagine what would happen if you decided to use that company car to drive to a casino, to use that company-provided credit card to get a cash advance to buy chips, and you did it all on company time.

You would likely be fired and perhaps even prosecuted for stealing from your employer. Or, at least, that is how it should work in the real world.

However, if you were a BATFE Special Agent and you did this, then you just might get promoted to Special Agent in Charge of a Field Division and move into the Senior Executive Service

November 18, 2015

Today, in government corruption

The guys behind operation fast and furious will get full retirement.

Lorettay Lynch says Lois Lerner Protected by DOJs Prosecutorial Discretion. Of course. She was only targeting enemies of the administration.

October 27, 2015

That gun registry we don’t have

ATF has a huge storage facility

October 01, 2015

ATF agent faces charges

Seems he drew his gun on crowd of people at a football game, after beating a man.


The AP: Lax laws prevented the agency from effectively targeting the flow guns across the border. Then, they mention fast and furious. Are they that clueless?

Democrat staffers planted 60 Minutes with questions.

This report is not for white men.

September 22, 2015

The can cannon

This looks pretty neat. Too bad ATF has said it’s a no go because of arcane and convoluted firearms laws.

September 20, 2015

Tar and feathers

US District Court Judge David Bury ruled on Friday that no mention of Operation Fast and Furious aka Project Gunwalker could be made in the trial of two men accused of the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

Because, you know, at a fair trial details like the .gov, at best, acting irresponsibly or, at worst, breaking the law isn’t something people should know about. Or that it, you know, kinda helped facilitate a murder.

September 16, 2015

Does he not know what ATF does?

Let’s increase funding so the ATF can fight gun trafficking. Or, you know, enable them to traffic in guns themselves, like they did with fast and furious.

September 04, 2015

On the sig lawsuit

No real winner. Seems the judge really wants to say ATF is right but can’t find law supporting it.

August 31, 2015

Cleaning up the bureau

It’s often joked that alcohol, tobacco and firearms should be a convenience store and not a government agency. I call my basement the bureau because it’s where I keep my beer fridge, humidor, ammo locker and gun safe. Anyhoo, spent the last couple of days getting organized:


After my safe bleg, I settled on a Browning. I like it. Two things, first being I should have spent the extra $500 for the next size up. Everything fits but it’s snug. Second, they make rifle racks or the door with a cut out for scopes. These are not set up for 16 inch ARs. I had to move the rack because I mostly have AR-15s.

Picked the safe up at The Knoxville Safe House. Good people and do recommend. They answered my questions on fire ratings and explained the pros and cons of interior and exterior hinges.

Speaking of mostly having ARs, if one is none and two is one then this is some number. Math is hard:


Top to bottom: Colt 6920 FDE, Colt 6920 Gray, Junior’s Gun, the 12 incher, and a 7 inch dedicated 22LR suppressed.

August 17, 2015

No, we’re a bureau

ATF says they’re not “an agency” to avoid complying with FOIA law.

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

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