ATF: Firearms Accessory Classifications Immediate Changes

Effective Immediately:

There is a misconception that the ATF doesn't allow a brace to be shouldered. They did in the past state that a brace wasn't allowed to be shouldered, but then reversed their decision.
ATF: Firearms Accessory Classifications Immediate Changes

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Firearms Technology Industry Services Branch (FTISB) classifies firearms as defined by the Gun Control Act (GCA) and National Firearms Act (NFA) based on the configuration and the design features of the firearm as submitted by members of the industry.

Effective immediately, any requests for a determination on how an accessory affects the classification of a firearm under the GCA or NFA must include a firearm with the accessory already installed. Except in cases of conditional import determinations, FTISB will not issue a determination on an accessory unless it is attached to the submitted firearm.

If you have previously submitted a sample accessory for classification, FTISB will be returning your sample without classification. FTISB will contact you in the near future with further instructions to facilitate the return of your sample.


Comments by Adam Kraut,

“[this] begs an important question that a number of people likely have. If ATF determines that the accessory alters the classification of the firearm, say a pistol to SBR or AOW, will that person or company be subject to criminal charges? In the past, when an item altered a firearms status, ATF would return the item if the submitter had the appropriate SOT that would allow them to manufacture NFA firearms. If the person did not, ATF would not return the accessory. To date, the author has not seen any cases where someone was prosecuted as a result of such a classification.:

“Given this Administration’s push for a ban on bump stocks, the timing of this change is…curious.”


ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes, and regulates the firearms industry. More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.

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Scotty Gunn
Scotty Gunn
1 year ago

Probably too stupid to install it themselves.

tomcat
tomcat
1 year ago

I thought, maybe, this article was information dealing with the bump stock, which the ATF approved. All this is deals with their ability to refuse to make a determination thus leaving the gun owner with the prospect of being legal or not being legal. Short version, scapegoat.

Bruce
Bruce
1 year ago

ATF- American Tyranny Foundation

Mark D. Taylor
Mark D. Taylor
1 year ago

Some of us ‘old guys’ have advocated disbanding the ATF goon squad gang every since 1968. It has not happened yet. We (gun owners and retailers) have poured millions of our hard earned scheckles into this effort. We wonder if the NRA actually want’s to win this conflict because ‘winning’ would put many on their staff out of business? Most of us ‘old guys’ have lost all of our respect for this rouge government agency and it’s staff because of their propensity to try to squash anyone who dare’s to speak up against their bullying.

J. R.
J. R.
1 year ago

ATF: The Bureau of Arbitrary Technical Findings. Created as a revenue agency housed under the treasury dept. There only mandate related to firearms was to collect the $200 tax imposed by the then newly enacted NFA. They should not be defining what a firearm is or defining/re-defining different classifications of firearms. The NFA is blatantly unconstitutional and needs to be overturned and the ATF disolved.

RocketmanKarl
RocketmanKarl
1 year ago
Reply to  J. R.

Since Wilson was President, the growth of governmental regulatory agencies has exploded. These agencies make rules to fill in for poorly worded laws passed by congress. At best, they clarify vague laws into enforceable rules. But all too often, they go way beyond this and are essentially making up laws as they go and exceeding their authority. Bureaucracies exist to grow their authority and create more bureaucracy. It is a cancer on our freedom.

David C
David C
1 year ago
Reply to  RocketmanKarl

@RocketmanKarl gets it. American bureaucracies run contrary to the intent of the founders and, arguably, the written law of the US Constitution.

Gregory Romeu
Gregory Romeu
1 year ago
Reply to  RocketmanKarl

That is where we, the citizens are to step in and file suit againstt these agencies and individual personnel collecti alt to put and end to this crap.

Gregory Romeu
Gregory Romeu
1 year ago

No, the feminized family court system has already been doing that for well over 40 years, by destroying the father child relationship, transforming the father’s into that of a “visitor” instead of a parent of EQUAL standing. Then forcing the Father to pay obnoxious amounts of Child Support to the mother that is never accounted for. Meaning if the mother wants to blow the child support check on crack cocaine every month that’s her business and nobody else’s. When the true reality is that true EQUALITY, a word that you’ll never hear spoken in the family courts as they prefer… Read more »

Mark
Mark
1 year ago
Reply to  Gregory Romeu

You are absolutely correct about the feminized family court system. I was very fortunate and determined 14 years ago. The ex decided to go back to school. We went to court with me being declared the primary residence meaning I am also the primary care-giver. Her attorney tried scare tactics but I prevailed and won. Fathers are beaten up in court every day. What was discovered many years ago is a special federal fund for judges. When judges force child-support from men, an equal amount is channeled into a “retirement” fund – dollar for dollar. It doesn’t work in that… Read more »

WilliamK
WilliamK
1 year ago

ATF. Alcohol, Tabasco (I don’t smoke), and Firearms should be a convivence store. ATF Not needed for it’s original intentions and has grown like an abscess. Just like the IRS and Unions are done.

Bill
Bill
1 year ago

Is there an effort by the Trump Administration to re- make to ATF more common sense?

John Kociuba
John Kociuba
1 year ago

The Goal Of Communism Is To Destroy America’s Family Unit By Creating Fear, Economic Instability, Unintelligible Education, Propaganda Media, Destroy Christianity, Until Government Becomes Your God!

Gregory Romeu
Gregory Romeu
1 year ago
Reply to  John Kociuba

@John Dunlap Kociuba, No, the feminized family court system has already been doing that for well over 40 years, by destroying the father child relationship, transforming the father’s into that of a “visitor” instead of a parent of EQUAL standing. Then forcing the Father to pay obnoxious amounts of Child Support to the mother that is never accounted for. Meaning if the mother wants to blow the child support check on crack cocaine every month that’s her business and nobody else’s. When the true reality is that true EQUALITY, a word that you’ll never hear spoken in the family courts… Read more »

Peter Faz
Peter Faz
1 year ago

Its time that the ATF is dissolved

Gregory Romeu
Gregory Romeu
1 year ago
Reply to  Peter Faz

That would be a good sidebar project for us to mount during this Administration. Senator Tom Coburn, Tulsa, Oklahoma, a very honorable man put in a lot of work, a lot of sweat behind his gathering data of the duplicity of the duplicity and more ugly duplicity of multiple agencies and committees that do the same exact thing as other agencies and committees only under different names, under color of law. His findings came up with BILLIONS of dollars of wasteful spending and loafers within the federal government that sit on their fat butt and drawa check and perks while… Read more »

Bill
Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Gregory Romeu

Is there a place we can download the report, naming agencies duplicating gun control ?

Gregory Romeu
Gregory Romeu
1 year ago
Reply to  Bill

The vagueness of your request doesn’t exist unless someone has done the research, which I imagine would be the NRA the goat and the Second Amendment Foundation for starters. If you want to try to get a copy of the list of all the duplicate agencies committees and such contact Dr. Tom Coburn in Broken Arrow Oklahoma.

Hoplite
Hoplite
1 year ago

Agencies such as the ATF exist to grow larger. It is their nature to accumulate and hoard power.