Category Archives: Administrative Law

Can I purchase a firearm from a dealer if I have a misdemeanor drug possession arrest or conviction?

Occasionally I will receive a call from a thoroughly confused potential client who has been denied a firearms purchase and doesn’t understand why. They were able to honestly answer all of the questions on the ATF Form 4473 in the … Continue reading

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Why do some approved Form 1’s say “FORM 1 REGISTRATION” in box 4a?

I recently received a call from a client who had received his approved Form 1 for a self-manufactured suppressor.  The Form 1 application had been submitted pre-41F via eForms. In reviewing the approved form in preparation for having his tube … Continue reading

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Does putting a bipod on a pistol make it an AOW?

I received an email this morning from a client asking whether or not they could add a bipod to their pistol without making it an AOW. As I have pointed out on more than one occasion, the answer to almost … Continue reading

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The industry is moving quickly to minimize the impact of 41F

The only thing more powerful than a giant bureaucracy is the inventiveness of free enterprise. Therefore, it is no surprise that the firearms industry is already hard at work minimizing the impacts of 41F on the use of NFA trusts. … Continue reading

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What’s going on with 41p now?

UPDATE:  The final rule has been released ————————————————— Since the comment period for 41p ended on December 9th, 2013, we have been waiting to see how the ATF would respond to the record breaking number of comments they received, which … Continue reading

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The ATF has pushed the date for 41P back yet again

Not a single day goes by without someone asking me about ‘ATF banning the use of trusts.‘ I long ago started translating those words in my mind to ‘Please explain the details of 41p and regulatory rulemaking to me.‘ So … Continue reading

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Sig Sauer issues a press release hinting at legal action over stabilizing brace issue

I received a call today from a client who had just read my article about the ATF’s open letter concerning the stabilizing brace issue.  He was coming to the issue late but was incensed that the ATF was reversing their … Continue reading

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