Originally Posted by zergcerebrates
Hi, I visited the ATF website but couldn't find what I'm looking for and I need to submit a letter since they won't accept emails to my answer so I thought I give it a try here hopefully for faster results. Does anybody on this forum here know if material suppliers to a gun manufacturer subject to any firearm regulation, is it classified as a weapons supplier or any license require to conduct the business? Basically the material supplier doesn't do any design just supplying the materials to make the gun.
Why are you giving BATF ideas ?
If you think new guns are expensive, posit what would happen if the mfgs' suppliers had to document their products. BTDTGTTS ! We'll be paying for offices of file clerks handling just the paperwork ! Then there's the secure warehouses needed to store/control the material coupons forever ! There's the "transfer of custody" paperwork involved in the shipping/delivery to the product mfg and its enroute security ! IOW, we don't want to go here ! >MW