Archive for the 'ATF' Category

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

KERO:

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 subguns.com 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?

January 16, 2014

Slidefire about to Akins themself?

Remember the Akins Accelerator? It was a spring loaded bump fire stock that mimicked full auto. Well, ATF said the non-working version they tested was not an NFA weapon. It didn’t work because tech branch couldn’t figure it out, supposedly. Now, the stock sans spring could probably be used for bumpfire, which is basically what Slidefire did. And ATF signed off on it. So, I wonder what will happen here (go to about 1:15):

By pressing forward, you are actuating the trigger with each pull, I suppose. But I’m figuring ATF may get curious about it.

January 06, 2014

Like a boss

Heh

January 02, 2014

In fast and furious news

One of the guns turned up in a shootout between authorities and cartel gunmen. The press keeps calling fast and furious a “botched” operation. It was not botched, it worked as planned.

December 16, 2013

More “rogue operations”

The ATF seems to have a lot of those. Isolated incidents, I’m sure.

National disability group calls for ATF reform

For their tendency to exploit the mentally disabled.

December 08, 2013

ATF: Tattooing the mentally disabled to set up false store fronts

There’s a whole lot of WTF going on here:

Aaron Key wasn’t sure he wanted a tattoo on his neck. Especially one of a giant squid smoking a joint.

But the guys running Squid’s Smoke Shop in Portland, Ore., convinced him: It would be a perfect way to promote their store.

They would even pay him and a friend $150 apiece if they agreed to turn their bodies into walking billboards.

Key, who is mentally disabled, was swayed.

He and his friend, Marquis Glover, liked Squid’s. It was their hangout. The 19-year-olds spent many afternoons there playing Xbox and chatting with the owner, “Squid,” and the store clerks.

So they took the money and got the ink etched on their necks, tentacles creeping down to their collarbones.

It would be months before the young men learned the whole thing was a setup. The guys running Squid’s were actually undercover ATF agents conducting a sting to get guns away from criminals and drugs off the street.

The tattoos had been sponsored by the U.S. government; advertisements for a fake storefront.

The teens found out as they were arrested and booked into jail.

And why are they in the stop drugs business?

December 05, 2013

On ATF comments on trusts

Robb is getting the word out with a sample letter.

Joe as well.

You can comment here.

November 25, 2013

ATF supervisor breaks law

This time, for embezzlement.

November 21, 2013

And they would know a thing or two about losing weapons

Obama admin and ATF are looking into new regulations regarding reporting lost or stolen guns:

The ATF would not comment on the draft rule, since it has not yet been released to the public, but a description provided by the White House asserts that it would target cases where guns go missing “in transit.”

So, guns transported on airlines? Not sure.

November 19, 2013

In fast and furious news

Brian Terry’s family’s lawsuit has been dismissed.

Judge Rejects Immediate Appeal in Fast and Furious Document Case

November 14, 2013

Well, they also couldn’t get the Akins Accelerator to work

ATF prints 3D gun and it blows up on them.

November 04, 2013

ATF to open a store to boost employee morale

Yes, it seems the employees of the agency have low morale and a deep distrust of management, no doubt due to all the scandals. So, they decide to waste tax payer money:

According to information obtained by Townhall, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms will soon be opening up a store inside ATF Headquarters in Washington D.C. in an effort to boost morale.

“Currently the Office of the Director is in the process of coordinating the opening of an ATF store, which will be located in ATF HQ. The mission of the store is to serve current and former employees of ATF, Task Force Officers, and family members by promoting the general welfare and morale of the employees of ATF by providing, encouraging and supporting social, educational, and recreational activities of interest to its employees. In the coming weeks, more information will follow about the ATF HQ store,” ATF Chief of Strategic Management (OSM) Ron Humphries wrote in an email to employees on October 28, 2013.

Government at work.

Via MSJ

ATF wants money

Seen at Sebastian’s, they really try to pin fast and furious on lack of funding.

Also, Joe fixed it for you.

October 23, 2013

NFA transfers: 15 months to approval

Reports a poster at subguns. There’s no reason these shouldn’t be more than a NICS check.

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