Tag: atf

Whitehouse.gov Petition to Repeal the NFA

Whitehouse.gov Petition to Repeal the NFA

| January 23, 2017 | 5 Comments

There is a petition on the official White House Web site to repeal the National Firearms Act (NFA) of 1934. I think you should “sign” it. I don’t think it will have any immediate result, but I’ll discuss why it’s important to signal our opposition to this extraneous legislation. What is the NFA? The NFA regulates certain […]

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New NFA Trust Rules Go Into Effect July 13, 2016

New NFA Trust Rules Go Into Effect July 13, 2016

| January 25, 2016 | 2 Comments

The ATF published 41F on January 15th. This means that the new rules for NFA Trusts will go into effect on July 13th. Any application submitted before July 13 will be processed under the old rules. I helped several people submit Form 1s recently, and I am sure the ATF is swamped with applications. I […]

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Obama’s Executive Orders, ATF 41F and the Impact on NFA Trusts

Obama’s Executive Orders, ATF 41F and the Impact on NFA Trusts

| January 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

We have been watching “41P,” the ATF’s proposal to change NFA trusts. Despite significant comments from the public, the ATF has decided to roll out some changes. New requirements under 41F (what 41P will be named after it is enacted): Each responsible party in a trust must provide proof of citizenship, or a certification that a […]

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ATF Form 5320 Turnaround Time

ATF Form 5320 Turnaround Time

| December 28, 2015 | 8 Comments

I’m heading back to Rangemaster in 2016, and this year The She Shepherd is going with me. Steve Moses from Bluffdale Firearms Academy is teaching a carbine class. I hope to attend this class, and intend on using either my MPA 930 SST SBR or my Mini Draco AK47 SBR. Any time you take an […]

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ATF Technical Letter About AR Buffer Tubes On Non-AR Pistols

ATF Technical Letter About AR Buffer Tubes On Non-AR Pistols

| February 18, 2015 | 7 Comments

Putting an AR15-style buffer tube on a non-AR15-style firearm has always been a contentious topic. I’ve written and stated several times that I didn’t know if it was okay to do or not, despite several retailers and manufacturers putting AR15 buffer tubes on AKs, MP5s, handgun enclosures, and many others. Finally the ATF responded, and […]

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MAC10 ATF eForm Approval

MAC10 ATF eForm Approval

| December 22, 2014 | 8 Comments

My Form 1 came back for my MasterPiece Arms MPA930SST yesterday. A few interesting factoids: Someone at the ATF was working at 6:22AM Central time on a Saturday. It took the ATF 36 days to process my stamp, including weekends. I am not sure if the ATF works on Sundays, so that’s 31 working days. […]

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NFA Transportation Request Form Moving to eForms?

NFA Transportation Request Form Moving to eForms?

| December 4, 2014 | 4 Comments

The ATF is considering doing “eCollection” of the request form to take NFA items out of your home state. I presume this means putting the form on the ATF’s eForms Web site. The ATF is holding an open comment period for 60 days, starting on December 1, 2014. For those of you who don’t know, you have to […]

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New ATF Technology Chief’s Letter About AR Pistol Braces on Shotguns

New ATF Technology Chief’s Letter About AR Pistol Braces on Shotguns

| November 20, 2014 | 4 Comments

Yesterday, Shooting Sports Retailer published an article entitled : “COULD THIS MEAN THE END OF THE SIG BRACE FOR AR PISTOLS?” The focus of the article was a response from the ATF technical branch sent to Black Aces Tactical in regards to attaching a vertical foregrip to a shotgun made from a “virgin” receiver and […]

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ATF Ruling on 41P Gun Trust Changes Delayed Until May 2015

ATF Ruling on 41P Gun Trust Changes Delayed Until May 2015

| November 4, 2014 | 5 Comments

The ATF expressed interest in changing how NFA Trusts work late in 2013. The worst of the changes was the required fingerprinting of each trustee, photos of each trustee, followed by a LEO sign-off and background check. The ATF asked for comments, and the firearms community responded en masse. According to a post by the […]

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ATF eForms Form 1 Turnaround Time Decreases

ATF eForms Form 1 Turnaround Time Decreases

| August 26, 2014 | 8 Comments

According to a post on 300blktalk.com, someone had their Form 1 approved in 21 days. This is a massive improvement over the paper submission process (which is also getting faster). This April, the ATF announced they were hiring more people to help process forms, and Form 1 submissions were eligible for electronic submission again in June. My […]

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