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ATF changing its mind

Len Savage, of Historic Arms LLC, made a belt-fed upper receiver in 7.62X39 for use on an M-11 called the BM 3000. Initially, the ATF ruled that said item was not a firearm and not a machine gun. The ATF changed its mind and decided that the upper receiver was actually a machine gun because, well, I’m not sure why as it seems highly technical. Now, the ATF has said he needs to register the BM 3000s he made and they cannot be sold to the public. Operating under the assumption that the BM 3000 was neither a firearm nor a machine gun, he could have sold them to anyone. He did not. But he could have. Then, with the ATF’s changed ruling, some folks could be in trouble. The letters are here. Interesting case and good luck to Mr. Savage, who you may recall is the expert in the video that exposes ATF agents trying to assert that a malfunctioning and otherwise legal semi-automatic weapon was a machine gun.

Regardless, ATF’s reconsideration of some issues has the potential to make people criminals through no wrong-doing of their own. Good thing Len hasn’t sold any.

Similar to the Wrenn case, where Wrenn made and sold semi-automatic versions of the Maxim machine gun. Wrenn plead guilty.

Update: post on message board was deleted.

One Response to “ATF changing its mind”

  1. SayUncle » New ATF Head Says:

    […] Excellence and integrity? Would that be the flip-flops that endanger otherwise lawful gun owners; the squandered tax dollars; the kitten stomping; or agents testifying that the registry of NFA weapons is seriously deficient that you find excellent? […]