Tag: law

Whitehouse.gov Petition to Repeal the Hughes Amendment

Whitehouse.gov Petition to Repeal the Hughes Amendment

| February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last month a petition to repeal the National Firearms Act was put up on the whitehouse.gov Web site. When a petition gets 100,000 or more “signatures,” the administration customarily responds to the petition. The NFA petition is over 100,000 right now. There is a second petition to repeal the Hughes Amendment. The Hughes Amendment was […]

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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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When is a rifle a pistol?

When is a rifle a pistol?

| September 30, 2015 | 8 Comments

While concealed carry is usually abbreviated CCW for Concealed Carry Weapon, there are very few states that allow rifles or shotguns. These permits should be called CCH or CCP, but I believe the term CCW is so common that’s how people refer to any permit. So, if permits only cover pistols, how can you legally carry […]

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Riding Shotgun

Riding Shotgun

| April 10, 2015 | 6 Comments

Depending on where you live, you can keep a loaded SBR, PDW, or rifle caliber pistol within easy reach inside of a normal, everyday bag. One of the many benefits of carrying a pistol version of a rifle caliber weapon is that most states have different laws about carrying a loaded pistol vs a rifle […]

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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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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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Challenging the Machine Gun Ban

Challenging the Machine Gun Ban

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sometimes beauracracy works in your favor. The ATF ruled that trusts were not people. I am not sure why they decided this, perhaps it was to circumvent due process afforded citizens. Anyway, 18 USC 922(o) states that : (o) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), it shall be unlawful for any person to transfer or possess […]

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Let’s Be Brief: My Briefcase AR15

Let’s Be Brief: My Briefcase AR15

My primary firearms instructor told us: “we don’t carry pistols because they are powerful. We carry them because they are convenient.” Ever since hearing those words and reading about short barreled AK47 rifles I’ve been trying to shrink rifles down into a weight and size convenient enough for everyday carry. My latest attempt is an […]

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