KCF

This ATF Proposed Rule on Receivers is Huge

Location:

5 posts in this topic

Most commentators on the proposed rulemaking on 80% receivers have only been looking at it relative to the semi-autos, based on the changes to 27 CFR 478.  But nobody is looking at the fact that ATF is incorporating the same definitions into Part 479 for machineguns, which is a major oversight.  Under current law, if it's a machinegun receiver, it's a machinegun.  Very cut and dried, black and white.  But under the new definition, if a receiver can readily be made into a machingun receiver, it's a machinegun.  Well, that basically means that every AR-15, H&K, semi 1919A4, and god knows how many other semi-auto firearms could be reclassified as machineguns because the receivers are readily modified, sometimes just by adding an extra hole (ignoring the fact that the entire fire control group needs to be changed and the bolt carriers in most cases, and just focusing on the receiver itself).  I don't know if this is a sweeping nefarious act on the part of ATF or if they are not understanding the unintended consequences of this rulemaking.  It doesn't appear on Regulation.gov yet, but the language of the proposed rule is downloadable from ATF.gov.  I urge everyone to comment on this once it is published, because it simply cannot be allowed to go through like it has been proposed.  The proposed rule is ATF-2021R-05

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think its going to hold up.  First ypu saw the part about you have to take your personally made firearm to a dealer to mark with s .  Well that is an executive order that directly contradicts the law. 

Read the law only a manufacturer with a 07 can engrave a firearm.  It specifically states a dealer or gunsmith may not engrave serial or other info its a text book example in the atf manual..  So they would be directing a dealer to commit a felony?    Then that even gets dicey does the mfg show it on ther inventory as mfg is it subject to fet do they report it in thier yearly mfg reporting.  

I agree you you 8hrs in a machieme shlp.with  blank billets I can make.5 guns.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The proposed rule is now open for comment on regulations.gov

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Link to opinions so we can oppose it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So if my semiauto Bushmaster suddenly becomes a machinegun under the proposed new definition, could I go ahead and make it fully automatic?  They say it's a machinegun, so why not?  Of course the answer would be NO because that would be making a new machinegun.  It's all political BS.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now