Category Archives: Regulatory Rulemaking

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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May a machine shop allow customers to use their machinery to finish 80% lowers?

I was recently contacted by a firearms enthusiast who is also the owner of a machine shop.  He wanted to know if he could host an event where he opened his shop to a group of fellow shooters so that … Continue reading

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Understanding 41P / 41F

The other shoe has finally dropped … As many have been predicting since the action date was moved to January last month, yesterday the Attorney General signed a final version of 41P (now known as 41F). The final rule, which … 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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We have an update on the ATF’s proposed NFA trust rule changes

Last week, the board of the American Silencer Association (ASA) met with the NFA branch to get an update on the status of the proposed rule change regarding the use of trusts to acquire NFA items. As you may recall, the … Continue reading

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The devil is in the details with proposed NFA trust changes

As of last Monday’s Federal Register, we now have the full text of the proposed regulatory changes that the Obama Administration is pushing to close what they are calling the ‘trust loophole’ and it is far worse than I had … Continue reading

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The Obama Administration is pushing for regulatory changes to NFA trusts

Today The Hill’s regulatory blog reported that the Obama Administration is putting its weight behind regulatory rulemaking to close what they are calling the “gun trust loophole.” While this administration likes to describe any lawful activity with which it disagrees as a … Continue reading

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