In this episode we talk about several things that the BATFE has done to make news recently. There’s actually a lot more than we initially thought, and while we were putting together the show, we kept finding more. Specifically, we talk about the following:
- BATFE ruling that shooting a pistol with the Sig arm brace attached, even if using it as a shoulder stock, is legal and does not change the pistol into an unregistered SBR.
- Sig Sauer suing the BATFE over the muzzle brake on the Sig MPX carbine. BATFE is saying that it’s a suppressor part, but Sig is saying that because it doesn’t make the gun quieter, it’s not a suppressor. Does Sig intend to sell the parts to make it a suppressor? You betcha.
- Remember the ‘Plum Crazy’ polymer AR-15 lower receivers? Turns out they didn’t attach the serial number correctly to the lower, and the BATFE is saying they are illegal because of this.
- BATFE has also issued a bit of a statement on the EP Armory 80% lowers that were the subject of the BATFE raids on EP Armory and Ares Armor a few weeks back. Turns out they don’t care if the “biscuit” or the lower was made first…
- The popular 7N6 5.45×39 ammo that fueled the AK74 market for the past few years has been banned for further importation by the BATFE because they determined that it is armor piercing, and there is now a pistol on the market that is able to fire the ammo.
Ares Defense is releasing a new rifle for ban states with a traditional buttstock. Previously we haven’t seen buttstocks like this on AR pattern rifles because there needs to be a buffer tube for the buffer and bolt carrier to travel into when the rifle cycles. The folks at Ares Defense seem to have taken and idea for a bolt design from semi-automatic shotguns which works nicely with the traditional buttstock design. I think it’s actually good looking, and with a 20rd mag, and a short 300BLK upper receiver, it could be a slick truck gun.
A Wake Forest, NC man was kidnapped from his home, and later taken to Atlanta, GA where he was being held for ransom. He was rescued by the FBI Hostage Rescue Team, and it sounds like it all stems from his daughter being a Wake County Assistant DA who prosecuted a gang member.
Winston-Salem held their second gun “buy-back” in the past few months. Turns out they ran out of money before the event even started, and then wouldn’t allow the law abiding gun owners who arrived to purchase any guns either, because they didn’t have a “solicitation permit”… seems a little shady…
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