Interesting article on bill to restrict BATFE

Discussion in 'The Constitutional & RKBA Forum' started by jeepix, May 27, 2010.

  1. jeepix

    jeepix Member

    May 31, 2009
    This article would probably be of interest to anyone that modifies their firearms, does gunsmithing or plans to be a gunsmith. The BATFE is getting notoriously bad at 'interpreting' the law in regards to what 'manufacturing' a firearm is. Several people in Congress and some in the Senate are co-sponsoring this bill to "clean up" the interpretation.

    Here's the article.
    BATFE Reform Bill
  2. wyoredot

    wyoredot New Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    vote vote vote vote...... and vote.. oh yeah, send these people a note to thank them for looking out for us and spanking the batfe down a notch.

  3. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    Does that mean if you change a flat tire on your car now your a auto maker?
    That inspector was a fool. He was not manufacturing anything, he was assembling and there is a big difference.
    Also the receiver already has a serial number noting that it is complete. If this were the way that it truly was, separating a barrel for crown work, shoulder work or repairing a headspacing issue would be considered manufacturing a firearm even though the gun already exists and has legaly been obtained. Also kiss swapping uppers on AR's goodbye, to this inspector your manufacturing a firearm.
    Its common sense but obviously that's to much to ask.
  4. wpage

    wpage Active Member

    Aug 25, 2009
    Your tax dollars at work.
  5. Trouble 45-70

    Trouble 45-70 New Member

    Apr 10, 2009
    NE Ar. W. of Black River
    Won't hold my breath.

    Wonder if reassembling a firearm after cleaning could be construed as manufacturing?

    The law, to be effective, must have a provision for fines and jail time for BATFE agents who violate provisions of Fed, Firearms laws and regulations.
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