New Pistol Frame Rule & ATF Director Announcements Expected Monday

The ATF is up to their gun-banning tricks again. IMG NRA-ILA

WASHINGTON, D.C.-( The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) will possibly be unveiling the new rule dealing with unfinished frames and receivers tomorrow. Monday, April 4th, 2022.

The rule comes almost a year to the day that President Joe Biden directed the ATF to develop and implement new regulations surrounding privately manufactured firearms (PFM) and pistol stabilizing devices. He directed the ATF to have a proposed rule for PFMs within 30 days. He then gave the ATF 60 days to come up with regulations on pistol stabilizing devices.

The rule is expected to require the serialization of all frames and receivers before they can be sold or transferred by a business. Gun owners will not be required to serialize the frames currently in their possession. The rule affects dealers and manufacturers such as Polymer80 and JSD Supply. Unless the owner of a firearm built from a kit takes it into a gunsmith to have work done on the gun, they will not be required to serialize the gun.

It is expected that unserialized frames will still be able to be transferred without being serialized by individuals in states that do not have universal background checks. Any firearm built from a kit being transferred via an FFL will need to be serialized. Anytime an FFL takes a frame into their possession, the frame will need to be serialized

It is expected that the suppressor tubes (aka metal tubes) will now be treated as a receiver under the new rule. A modular suppressor will need each small section serialized, although it will require only a single tax stamp. This change will increase the cost of modular suppressors if it is even possible to serialize all sections.

Biden White House Block Extended Grace Periods

The ATF wanted a 90-day grace period until the new rule would officially go into effect. The Whitehouse pushed back, believing that the grace period was too long. It is thought the Whitehouse said it would settled for a 60-day grace period before the new rule goes into effect. It end will up being a 120 day grace period.

The President was under pressure from anti-gun groups that felt disappointed with the President’s lack of action against guns. As well as his failed attempt to nominate anti-gun advocate David Chipman to head the ATF. Due to heavy opposition, the President would withdraw his nomination of the Giffords employee.

New Leadership for ATF?

On Monday, Biden will nominate anti-gun advocate Steve Dettelbach to head the ATF. The failed Democrat candidate believes in banning so-called “assault weapons” and universal background checks. He has an A rating from multiple anti-gun groups.

The New Rules

The ATF submitted the proposed rule to the Federal Register for an open comment period where the public could respond. The ATF received nearly 300,000 comments from the public regarding the proposed rule. The vast majority of the public’s comments were in opposition to the proposed rule.

The new rule is believed to be 350 pages long. Many of the pages in the rule is the ATF responding to comments gathered during the comment period. The ATF has a duty to respond to many of the comments as possible. It is not known how many comments were not answered.

Gun rights advocates believe that the ATF is overstepping its authority. They believe the Bureau is creating new de facto federal law by abusing Chevron deference. This alleged abuse of authority is the same the agency used to ban bump stocks which led to the case currently being considered by the Supreme Court.

Until the ATF used Chevron deference to ban bump stocks, it was never applied to a criminal statute. When Chevron was decided, it was never meant to apply to criminal law. The ATF vastly expanded the scope of Chevron. If Gun Owners of America is successful in its case in front of the Supreme Court, it could mean that the new rule could be voided.

Biden will make the announcements at the Whitehouse surrounded by anti-gun advocates and anti-gun politicians. Failed pillow salesman David Hogg and anti-gun Senate Democrat Chris Murphy will both attend Monday’s event.

The rule will most certainly face legal challenges from gun groups. Gun Owners of America and Firearms Policy Coalition are already gearing up lawsuits. Other groups will most likely follow suit.

About John Crump

John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss, or at

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One question for all Government workers. Just who in the hell do you think you are to have authority over my God given rights?


What is Chevron deference?


“Gun Owners of America and Firearms Policy Coalition are already gearing up lawsuits. Other groups will most likely follow suit.” And, and, wait for it, here it comes……and plead for more donations. What a shitty ROI on all these donations to National-no-more-ti-Lepewpew-is-gone-RifleAssociatiion, GOA,SAF, FPC, et el. Second Amendment certainly is BIG BUSINESS for both sides of the 2A issue, isn’t it?!?!!?!? How would those “2A defenders” earn a living were Patriots to finally man up and settle this issue……and the INSURRECTION on the Southern border…….once and for all??? You say insurrection as though that is a bad thing. Fortunately, our… Read more »

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Henry Bowman

I suppose you think lawyers grow on trees for free… The ones at GOA/SAF/FPC are getting actual results resulting in the advancement of our 2A rights. As for Negotiating Rights Away, Executive Career Grifter Wayne LaPierre is paying MILLIONS to one lawyer, William Brewer, to sit on his hands. Know the difference. Our founding fathers exhausted every conceivable peaceful option before going to guns. So must we, and since we’re still able to employ peaceful means it is not yet time… It’s inevitable that this will eventually go to guns, because this actually about more than guns, yet we need… Read more »


“wait for it, here it comes…plead for donations…sh¡tty ROI on donations to…GOA”

That’s BS, but a great excuse to let others donate on your behalf.

“Where’s America’s Volodymyr…”

Zelensky, who’s pitched as Mr. Freedom, just banned ~15 TV stations & newspapers. You want that here?

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Wild Bill

Most humorous.


Serialize them with LGBFJB#1, LGBFJB#2, LGBFJB#3…..

Wild Bill

Now, that is funny!


Publish their home addresses!

kill all they send


Just to pick nits – Monday April 11, 2022. Great article and important news. Grace period means I still have time to convince myself I have a use for another gun – so should rush out and purchase parts. Thinking Glock clone plus an AR receiver I can make compliant with whatever nonsense they end up with on AR pistols. Already have a 16″ upper for my pistol, but with constructive possession I could get dinged for continuing to possess shorter upper. Wimpy – yes. However I would not survive 10 years in prison, and would also prefer not to… Read more »

Roland T. Gunner

It feels like a great tidal wave of tyranny on the horizon. Just because our out-of-control, oppresive government does not like our guarenteed rights does not mean they can legislate them or just write them away. There has to be some way to force them to respect and follow the law as written and our constitution.


There has to be some way to force them to respect and follow the law as written and our constitution.”

That’s what 2A is for. It defends itself.

Wild Bill

If the repubs can capture the House and Senate, they can impeach and convict Biden, Kamala, Roberts, Sotomeier, Kantanga, and Kagan.

While the House and Senate are spending their afternoon doing that the new President can be firing agency heads, their deputies, and all the associate deputies, etc down to the GS13 level.


In the inimitable words of Bob Baker, “Never challenge worse.” Dump Biden and Harris picks her replacement. If you can manage to impeach them together then the House picks the new president and the Senate picks the V.P.. Better they remain in office and prompt a landslide election against Democrats. I’m sure their original plan was to have Biden serve 2 years and 2 days followed by Harris for 10 years. But no way people will elect Cackling Kamala after her demonstrated ineptness.

Wild Bill

Could we impeach them the same afternoon?


The House could impeach together in one article of impeachment or sequentially in two. Depending on how they are written, the Senate could vote any of four possible outcomes though it must be their first order of business after receiving said article(s).

Wild Bill

Sounds like an afternoon’s activities for normal working folks, about six months of strenuous effort for the Congress.


2/3 vote? Never happen.


Russn8r, I have to agree with you on that. It would take a miracle to ever get 2/3 vote.


Impeachment requires 2/3 = 67 votes, up from 47 who opposed Jumanji. Rs need at least 17 + 3 = 20 additional real conservatives, 3 to counter traitors Romney-Murkowski-Collins who just confirmed Kumanji. Even that wouldn’t do it: RINOs like Lindsey Graham, Rubio, Cotton, Cornyn, Ernst, McConnel & Sasse would claim there’s no legit grounds, i.e. high crimes & misdemeanors. Wouldn’t be enough even if conservatives took every D seat up this year, which would never happen.


Apparently they can do whatever they want, because we have trained and empowered them to do so by not making believers out of them that we will not accept their tyranny. We will grouse and talk tough, be keyboard kommando, but do nothing.



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Alcohol is Legal, Tobacco is Legal, Firearms are Legal, Explosives are Legal.

“Crimes” involving any of the above can more than adequately be investigated by State Police and / or the FBI.

Defund and Disband this unnecessary behemoth of a taxpayer burden.

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

Biden will make the announcements at the Whitehouse surrounded by anti-gun advocates and anti-gun politicians. Failed pillow salesman David Hogg and anti-gun Senate Democrat Chris Murphy will both attend Monday’s event. Can we please stop hiding the brutal truth about those people? They cannot stand the fact that their power is limited by the Bill of Rights and the fact that we are allowed to have the hardware – the physical manifestation – of that limitation. However, those people aren’t ‘anti-gun’ by any stretch of the imagination. They LOVE guns, in THEIR hands. They just don’t want them in OUR hands,… Read more »

Autsin Miller III

Amen Brother, well said.


Your right, the demonkkkrat across the streets says he is not worried about our guns being taken away because the government doesn’t know he has them and he will never give them up.


That is why our masters in Washington are so anxious to disarm us. They are not afraid of criminals. They are afraid of a populace which cannot be subdued by tyrants.” – the late LtCol Jeff Cooper.

Politicians with laws never stop bad guys with guns.
They merely control the good guys, which is their true agenda.


If the “new rules” have the effect of law (fines and imprisonment), then they are not “rules” but LAWS and Congress is the only constitutionally sanctioned entity that can make laws. BATF, EPA, USDA, etc. all create laws under the guise of and misnomer of regulations/rules through resulting in Administrative Law, which is unconstitutional. Some desk bound Federal agency bureaucrat administrator decides that he/she wants to advance their career and decides that some group or members of the public need to be restricted in their activities “for the good of the agency or nation”. They simply publish the new rule/regulation… Read more »


Just because Joe says something does not make it so, I don’t know where he is getting all these numbers for guns showing up on crime scenes, they are not, so that leaves only one other reason for him saying that, SOMEONE IS LYING. Either Joe, or someone providing him with this lie. Also, Any person who is legally able to own and posses a firearm is allowed to make their own; for their own (the maker’s) personal use; not for sale; it does not require a serial number and is a protected right. Joe’s in for a rude awakening when the SCOTUS shoots… Read more »


Yes, and a new kind of three strikes law, one that says use a gun in a crime three times and you’re out meaning hung by the neck until dead.
When you have rats, ants or cockroaches you don’t hold them and let them go only to breed and get into your provisions again, you exterminate the vermin and pests.

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Roland T. Gunner

Even that is too restrictive. Punish robbery as robbery, and murder as murder; the firearm is beside the point.


The 2nd Amendment is the ONLY right that is taxed and charged fees. The SCOTUS banned fees charged for voting by the Democrats as being unconstitutional but nobody has, as of yet, challenged the tax stamp or concealed weapons permit fees as being unconstitutional. This needs to be done.


Yes, in Orgoneistan they raised the fee for a concealed carry this year. Now they seem to think they are going to be able to vote in a new law requiring a permit to buy ammo and a mandatory training class to buy a gun and a waiting period to get the gun.


I would like Joe to send all American citizens some of those missiles he is sending to Uktlraine . We will need them when the civil war starts to deter the communist forces Joe is assembling in our military . The ATF will have fun trying to regulate the carnage that will result from the civil war they are pushing here in America . Let’s go Brandon #FJB and the ATF .


Hey, your wishes are too weak, why not make them exactly what uncle joe kamalatoe obiden says he will use on his own people like F15s and nuclear bombs. We deserve to have exactly what they have or better because we are supposed to be their masters, they are not supposed to be ours. Masters can dictate. I know you notice who is doing the dictating by your comments made. We both know it’s not us, WE the PEOPLE!!!!!!.

FKH too.


F the ATF, Joe Biden & Klan !!!!!!!


Just when did the ATF become a legislative policy making part of the government ?


When they decided to. And they will continue to do so until someone makes them stop. Some background: During oral arguments in US v Lopez, one of the justices asked the Solicitor General if there was any part of American life that Congress could not regulate via the Commerce Clause. Witnesses said some on the court were visibly shaken by his response that there was not. That might have been a factor when SCOTUS struck down the Gun Free School Zones act, supposedly the first time since 1937 that SCOTUS had limited Congress’ powers under that clause. Congress then turned… Read more »

Roland T. Gunner

The Commerce Clause has turned out to be the whole camel pushing into the tent.


Wonder why Crump hasn’t touched in the fact the rule creates an insane new definition for “readily” which completely changes the definition of machine gun, since per BATFE’s eff’d up thinking, anything “readily converted or restored” to a machine gun “is” a machine gun. And they use a court case in the new rule to define “readily” as an entire 8 hour workday in a fully functional and stocked machine shop. You can turn a 0% receiver and every semi-auto rifle and pistol into a machine gun in 8hrs with top of the line cnc machines and everything else in… Read more »

Wild Bill

I had not thought of that. Good insight, thanks!


It gets worse. Browning made sketches of one of his lever action rifles with a plate in front of the muzzle that would capture some of the waste muzzle blast energy and use it via a linkage to cycle the action. A google search didn’t turn up any patent that he might have filed, but did turn up this one with similar ideas. So there you have it. A way to “readily convert” a lever action, anything between the original 1860s Henry and the present day BLR, to full auto operation. So the Fudds thought they could… Read more »

Deplorable Bill

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.” The second amendment, THE law of the land. Any free American citizen has the constitutional RIGHT and order to keep and bear arms, any arms, hand made, self made, military grade,weapons of war, aircraft, naval craft, ammunition and ordnance etc. This is true no matter what the baft says. If a man has no sword (the assault weapon of the day) he is to sell his cloak (his outer garment) and buy one. Luke 22:36 The… Read more »