Late last week, (Friday, March 23, 2018) Attorney General Sessions announced that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) has initiated the process to classify bump-stocks as machineguns. The announcement is available on DOJ’s website. If adopted, the rules will amend the ATF’s regulations to “clarify” the terms “single function of the trigger,” “automatically,” and “machinegun” as follows:
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Judicial Watch, the Washington, DC-based watchdog group, has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) seeking records of communications inside the agency when it was considering reclassifying certain types of AR-15 ammunition as armor-piercing—and effectively banning it from civilian use.
In an 11-page white paper labeled “not for public distribution,” but which has been obtained by The Shooter’s Log and Texas & U.S. Law Shield, Ronald B. Turk associate deputy director and chief operating officer of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, outlines several steps the agency could take to remove many restrictions on gun regulations in the United States.
Many gun owners have asked us what the likely effects of President Obama’s recently announced executive actions will be, and because we’re not lawyers, we’ve been reluctant to forecast
ATF Director B. Todd Jones proves he is “a man of change” by announcing his decision to step down from his position at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Buried in between stories on ATF raids, the bureau Tweeted yesterday afternoon its intentions for “more study” on the purposed
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms has retracted a published ban on M855 5.56 NATO and other ammunition that
Obama’s AR-15 ammunition ban is under fire from both the public and Congress. It is important to understand the issue,
The BATFE issued an open letter on January 16, 2015, which could affect many shooters who have purchased long-barrel
In early 2012, Milwaukee, Wisconsin resident Chauncey Wright—a man suffering from brain damage, mental disabilities and with half that
U.S. Law Shield is reporting that ATF has delayed the effective date for a new proposed regulation — Rule ATF 41P — that could affect
In 1993, Olympic Arms created what they claim was only a prototype of an AR-15 pistol chambered in 7.62x39mm, the model OA-93. When word got out they were developing the pistol, the gun community was quick to tell them to stop. While at the 1994 SHOT Show, Olympic Arms unveiled the pistol. Olympic Arms was quick to claim the company was not “in the ammunition business and unaware of a problem.” Very shortly after, the ATF banned the importation of steel core 7.62x39mm ammunition.
In 2006, Congress ruled the Senate must approve any nominee for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) before taking on the role. The ATF is responsible for enforcing all federal firearms laws. Including firearms trade, issuing FFLs and tracing firearms, it’s also responsible for reducing gun violence. Naturally, 2A advocates are leery of any Democratic appointee or nominee.
According to a GOA release, “… gun owners’ focus must now shift to the part of Obama’s agenda which poses the most danger because it is most likely to move: the requirement that the government approve every gun transfer in America — the so-called universal background check.”
The Inspector General (IG) draft report on “Operation Fast and Furious” places most of the blame for the failed program on the Phoenix-based Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), sources familiar with the document told CBS News. However, Phoenix ATF staffers also argue they had approval from high-level officials.
The American Silencer Association (ASA) wants Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly to immediately make on-air corrections of factual inaccuracies he made about current firearm regulations during his July 24 interview with Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). The debate, which focused on the validity of additional gun control measures in response to the tragic events in Aurora, CO, found O’Reilly calling for stricter oversight of the firearms transfer process. ASA pointed out that O’Reilly consistently misstated current gun-law requirements.
South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy has said that he thinks President Barack Obama may end up firing Attorney General Eric Holder before the 2012 election. Gowdy is an outspoken Congressional critic of the Operation Fast and Furious scandal, and Gowdy said that he, Rep. Darrell Issa, and others pushing for accountability on Operation Fast and Furious will not stop until they get all the answers.