I am quite tempted to get an AR-15 Pistol and but a “Arm Brace” on it. Because I love SBR’s but hate the red tape that goes will them. Here’s the thing though, and the reason I am hesitant about this… The ATF has changed it’s mind in the past about things and there is no reason that they couldn’t change their mind on this. This “Brace” thing looks too much like a stock, even if it isn’t. For some reason.
Because I look at these things… and the first thing that comes to mind is “Stock”. It just does. It has the profile of a stock and you can shoulder it like a stock, so realistically, what’s the difference? I’m afraid at some point in the future, the ATF is going to change their mind on these and all the sudden you are going have an illegal SBR on your hands. Or even worse, you can be well within the guide lines and yet some local Officer Captain America is going to see it and declare it to be an SBR and arrest you and confiscate the “pistol”. Because Cops in general, do not have the best track record of knowing all the ins and outs of Gun Laws. We would think that they do, and a lot of them really do… but some don’t. MAC talks about being That Guy, well, there is always That Cop. And you don’t want to be that guy that meets That Cop. Especially considering that these things could be legally reversed overnight.
What we need to do is just get rid of the Barrel Length restrictions on rifles and shotguns. Just do away with those line items in the NFA. And well, if we are doing away with those, let’s just toss out the NFA altogether because it’s a package of regulations that only serve to create infringements and stumbling blocks for things you can still get if you are willing to jump through the hoops. So they effectively do nothing but piss us off.
So I’m going to avoid a potential ATF trap with these Braces.
I hate this sort of stuff. Institutionalized Racism is pretty much standard issue with our Governments.
The ATF Form 4473 is a shining example of this. Check boxes for RACE. These always piss me off… because Celtic isn’t a choice. I guess all us White Guys look alike to them, eh?
It’s not just the Feds because the State of Utah has this as well when we are doing the Web Check after a customer fills out the 4473. But Utah doesn’t have “Latino/Hispanic” as a choice, so we were told we put those guys in as “White”.
Well, now the 4473 has a question with two check boxes separate from the other Ethnic question. ”Are you Latino/Hispanic or not?” This is question 10A I think? Well you look in the other pages where it explains the questions, every question is there save for those. Guess you are on your own. Well I have Black and Indian in my Ancestry. None of their skin shading, but the blood is there… So from now on, I am checking all those boxes… Because you can now. Instead of having to pick just one, you can check all that apply. Game on.
I don’t like this new version of the form and I think those questions should go away altogether. They should also be removed from every government database, form, questionnaire, and census. We have a Black President. We can put Racism behind us now. How about just one simple Yes or No question?
“Are you AMERICAN?”
That’s all we need to know. Race doesn’t matter. Color doesn’t matter. What country your family came from a dozen generations ago… That doesn’t matter. You can keep your Culture, you can keep Tradition. But in the Great Melting Pot… Your AMERICAN and that’s it.
For those following the SNAFU called Operation Fast and Furious, aka Project Gunwalker by the guys that busted this case wide open… The situation has taken an interesting twist.
Mexico wants to put the officials on trial in Mexico. Considering the violence and damage this has done to Mexico, I am willing to let them have them. The ATF willingly armed violent criminals in Mexico. While normally I don’t like the idea of another country extriditing Americans to be tried in a foreign country… this was clearly an offense against Mexico and I think they have every right to do this.
Operation Fast and Furious is a clear violation of the laws they themselves were tasked to enforce. The ATF has invalidated their charter… the reason for their existence was to prevent this very thing, and here they are the ones doing it. Do we need a new agency to keep guns out of the hands of the ATF?
So here is the real question. Who is more irrelevant, useless, dangerous, and needs to be done away with ASAP: The ATF or the UN?
Credit is not always given where credit is due. All the news about the ATF’s SNAFU… it’s all sourced from our friend David Codrea, who broke this story wide open and now has all the Media Outlets tapping his information. But not all of them are attributing him as the source. Some have… and that’s great. But if it wasn’t for David’s persistent hard work – The American People would not have known about this gigantic violation of Trust.
I’ve had a link to one of his sites – War On Guns – for years. Go to that blog and in his column on the left side, scroll down and you see links for the whole enchilada on Project Gunwalker… and evidently you’ll know more about it than the head of the BATFE.
Thank you, David, for your diligence and all your hard work.
So the Democrats response to the ATF’s SNAFU, we’re calling Operation Gunwalker, is to bring up the need for more Gun Control. If that makes any sense to you, please don’t ever come back to MadOgre.com again.
I have a better solution to prevent this from happening again – Don’t let the ATF have, possess, deal with, or even look at any Firearms. They can’t even have a copy of Guns & Ammo while on Duty. This situation is so bad, that any and all claim to have done any good whatsoever as an Agency… is completely undone by the damage that this situation has done. You have Agents that protested. You have Dealers that protested. You have Administrators who protested, and you have a Chief that claims he didn’t know anything. He’s either shockingly stupid, or infuriatingly incompetent. Or both. A, B, or C, the response is the same. The BATFE Chief needs to be dismissed. No allowing him to Step Down. I mean kicked out of his office, Perp Walked out of the building, and thrown physically to the street. But that’s not what the Democrats want. They want more Gun Control. Basically giving the BATFE more power. This is like giving a Drunk Driver who just crashed a Double Rum and Coke and the keys to a faster car. Is the DNC completely staffed by morons?
Since when does the BATFE have the right to define what my Sport is?
Since when does the 2nd Amendment have a “Sporting” requirement?
The BATFE is overstepping their bounds. They are an old, outdated agency and society and the shooting industry has outgrown the need for them… Well, maybe the “E” part. I can can see the continued regulation of explosives… so disolve everyone out of the agency that doesn’t deal with explosives and rename their new smaller Charter. The B.E is fine… We can call them the Bang Boys.
The BATFE needs to make some amends here. There is much to be accountable for. The BATFE has broken the faith and committed a massive violation of trust. I think the BATFE has outlived their usefulness. Gun Dealers have been villainized by these guys, and it turns out that they have committed the much greater sin.
Our friend David Codrea blogs at War on Guns an the Examiner. David has broken a story wide open that should be looked at very closely. He’s titled this issue “Project Gunwalker.” Let me break it down for you in a nutshell. The BATFE has been tracking illegal gun sales and gun trafficing into Mexico, including illegal gunsales that the BATFE ordered Gun Dealers to allow happen. Let me say that again… The BATFE ordered gun dealers to sell guns illegally. Thousands of guns. Those guns were tracked into Mexico. Some of those guns were found at scenes of crimes, including the murders of US Border Patrol Agents. They ordered the Gun Dealers to make the illegal sales, so they could be tracked. And then the Main Stream Media makes US Gun Dealers look like the bad guys here. As if these crimes wouldn’t have happened if Gun Dealers would have been more honest. This is a farce. This is a breach of trust by the BATFE, and it needs to become public knowledge. Some media outlets are starting to pick up on this. David is going to be coming on Armed American Radio to talk about Project Gunwalker… this is staggering.
Good job breaking this story, David. Keep up the good work. And we will see you on the Radio!