90 Miles From Tyranny : Is The ATF Trying To Undermine The Trump Campaign With Honey Badger Decision?

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Is The ATF Trying To Undermine The Trump Campaign With Honey Badger Decision?

by Cam Edwards
My colleague Tom Knighton has already outlined some of the problems with the ATF’s decision to classify the Honey Badger AR-15 pistol from gunmaker Q, LLC, as a “short-barreled rifle” subject to the National Firearms Act, and on today’s Bearing Arms’ Cam & Co we delve deeper into the issue with Alex Bosco, the founder and CEO of SB Tactical.

Bosco’s been dealing with the ATF over their vague and arbitrary determinations regarding pistol braces since 2015, when the ATF issued a ruling declaring that owners of pistols equipped with forearm braces could illegally turn their firearms into short-barreled rifles by shouldering the brace.

In 2017, the ATF reversed course and issued an advisory letter stating that “attaching the brace to a handgun as a forearm brace does not “make” a short-barreled rifle” by itself, but if the owner of the handgun “takes affirmative steps to configure the device for use as a shoulder-stock,” then that gun owner has “objectively ‘redesigned’ the firearm for purposes of the National Firearms Act.”

Bosco says that new standard wasn’t perfect, but at least it was workable. Over the next few years he met multiple times with the agency in an attempt to get the agency to publicly release standards that gunmakers could follow to ensure that they stay within...


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2 comments:

Beans said...

Yes. Deep Staters within the BATFE are out to sink Trump. The hit the President got off the whole Bump Stock kerfuffle was bad enough.

And, seriously, I've been expecting the whole 'pistol brace' thing to be labeled as SBRs from the beginning. The BATFE is as grumpy as California about people finding work-arounds with the 'current' regulations.

Hawkeye in AZ said...

Trump opened the door for them when he said "Get the guns now, worry about due process later." The BATF has been a rabid anti-second amendment group since BEFORE Trump was elected. Surely Trump knew this and he must have known just how empowering to the BATF his 'due process later' statement was. So, is Trump really on the side of the people's rights, or is he part of the problem?