1st Lawsuit Over ATF’s Frames & Receivers Rules Filed in Texas

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First Lawsuit Over Frames and Receivers Filed in Texas

HOUSTON, TX -(Ammoland.com)- The country’s first lawsuit against the new Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) rules on privately made firearms (PMF).

A Houston, Texas-based company named Division 80 filed suit against the ATF claiming the new rules would put it out of business. The company was formed in November and didn’t have a website. The company claims to be a manufacturer of 80% kits.

President Joe Biden declared war on what he referred to as “ghost guns.”

He ordered the ATF to create new rules around unfinished frames and receivers. This action was a response to calls by anti-guns to ban kits from companies such as Polymer80. The anti-gun groups were frustrated at what they saw as inaction by the administration.

Biden unveiled the new rule surrounded by anti-gun advocates such as David Hogg in the White House Rose Garden. At the same ceremony, he introduced Steve Dettlebach as his new nomination to head the ATF. The President also made wildly inaccurate claims, such as that cannons were illegal when the Constitution was signed.

Division 80 also points out that the new regulation is vague. The company claims that the new rule is “arbitrary, capricious, and an abuse of discretion.” That sentiment is shared across the firearms industry. Instead of the new rule clarifying the ATF’s opinion on unfinished frames, it muddied the waters.

Division 80 also referenced the ATF revoking all opinion letters. The Bureau’s new rule revoked all issued letters and asked the industry members to resubmit their products to the Firearms and Ammunition Technology Division (FATD) for a new opinion letter. Most in the industry believe that FATD will not approve any new unserialized frames.

Division 80 has put together an all-star legal team to take on the government. Co-counsel for the plaintiff is Cory Lui. Mr. Lui is a high-priced attorney that was the assistant general counsel for Texas Governor Greg Abbot. He is seen as an all-star lawyer in many conservative legal circles.

The legal team has also brought in Michael Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan was a former acting ATF Director under President George W. Bush. He will be used as an expert witness in Division 80’s case. Sullivan isn’t the only high-priced legal expert that Division 80 is bringing in to help win the suit.

Division 80 spared no expense in the suit to directly take on ATF.

The company also brought in former ATF member Rick Vasquez to work on the case. Mr. Vasquez is a former head of FATD and consults for a large part of the firearms industry. He oversaw FATD when the department issued the opinion that a bump stock did not make a rifle a machine gun. He still believes that the reclassification of bump stocks under the Trump administration was wrong.

Division 80 is asking for the federal judge to block the new regulations. This case will be the first case in the country to challenge the ATF’s new receiver rule. Several other lawsuits in different parts of the country will be filed to challenge the new regulations in the coming weeks.

The rule is due to go into effect in August. This suit and other cases are trying to prevent that from happening.

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 www.crumpy.com.

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This is the course of action that needs to be taken against the ATF and the Biden administration as a whole. ” It amazes me how anybody can actually credit Joe Biden with doing anything good for this country” Dumb, Ignorant, elitist. Looks down on Americans. Brain dead lying for years. He’s a thief in the pockets of chinese and Russians. Man is rotten to the core and should be tried for dereliction of duty and treason Joe Biden Guilty of Treason How is it possible that Biden allowed more than $86 billion of military equipment be left in the hands… Read more »


I’m sure he and his crime family were compensated very well for the Treason!


he makes jimmy carter look like a genius and nixion honest

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Bill Barr was Bush’s AG for Ruby Ridge. Lied to congress about his involvement & got Horiuchi off to murder again at Waco.

Trump appointed Barr anyway. Is it any surprise he endorsed Turkish citizen & child sex change Groomer Oz instead of USA-1st Kathy Barnette?

Bill Barr:

Groomer Oz:

RIP Vicki, Sammy & Randy Weaver


barr should have been shot



Downvoters love LEOs who murder, and hate their victims. Refuse to honor their names.


Publicly hung would work better for me , if they can find a strong enough rope to snap the fat f☆ckers neck without breaking .


No! He wasn’t! WACO and Ruby Ridge took place under Slick Willy’s administration!
”Butch Reno” was in charge of the slaughter at WACO! Under Hilary the Huts direction!

The Crimson Pirate

On Aug. 22, 1992, FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi killed Vicki Weaver”.
Election was not until November 1992. Ruby Ridge happened under Bush.

Waco, on the other hand “On February 28, 1993, at 4:20 am, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms attempted to execute a search warrant” Clinton was sworn in in January so Waco was all his. 



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You need a link to look up when Clinton was inaugurated vs when Ruby Ridge happened? Lazy much?

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Hey Genius:

When did Ruby Ridge happen?

When was Clinton inaugurated?


jewlie 1960


I do think things would have been different if hurricane andrew had not blown through south florida two days later




RR did happen under Bush 1 administration although I really don’t understand what difference it makes. RIP Weavers.


Big diff. Rs blame Ds, ignore traitors in our own tent, so Barr got to hose us again under Trump for 2 yrs.

No one in the 2A cause made a peep about Ruby Ridge. Everyone assumed it was Reno.

In any case, don’t you want to remember who had them killed and hold them at least morally responsible? Can’t do that if everyone pretends it was Clinton-Reno.


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