Biden’s ATF released new gun laws today. I tried to get a quick read on its impact, but that will be impossible. The released document is nearly 400 pages long, and is a complicated, confusing mess that will take lawyers and the courts years to settle. Read it for yourself (pdf warning) as I have hosted it here at Sector Ocho for your convenience.

The Biden administration has, through the ATF, completely circumvented Congress and rewritten US law.

My initial opinion on this new law is that it is vague and open to numerous interpretation, which is exactly how the ATF has always done business. For example, it defines an externally visible housing or holding structure or one or more fire control components to be considered as a frame or receiver. Examples of fire control components may include but are not limited to any of the following parts: bolt, bolt carrier breechblock cylinder, firing pin, hammer, striker, slide rails or trigger mechanism.

Does this mean AR upper receivers and slides for handguns will begin to be considered as firearms too? It’s quite possible!

This will be a mess.

Categories: AntigunGunstyranny


Don Curton · April 11, 2022 at 5:24 pm

What you said is a large complaint I have about our govt. The legislature has abdicated their responsibility by turning over the work of writing laws to unelected bureaucracies who never answer to the people. Burn it all down. Nuke it from orbit. Only way to be sure.

joe · April 11, 2022 at 6:45 pm

we knew this was coming…the problem with ruling by fiat for us, he can sick the atf on everyone and by time the courts figure the shit out, you have no guns, they rule by force, and no cares because we are standing in bread lines…

Jonathan · April 11, 2022 at 7:32 pm

While I haven’t read it yet, that sounds exactly what they said their goal was last year – requiring background checks for any critical part of a gun.

The law says a gun has “a” receiver, singular. I’m not sure what legal gymnastics they use to get around that, or if they just flat out ignore it.

    Rob · April 12, 2022 at 10:49 am

    Background checks easily turn into a registry. A registry will be needed for future plans…

    Check out what’s happening in Shanghai, if you want to see what happens to a disarmed population (lots of other examples too).

    Interestingly enough, criminals will still have easy access to guns. And likely easy “prosecutions” by corrupt DA’s…

Beans · April 11, 2022 at 8:34 pm

They aren’t laws, they are regulations. Can’t be a law if Congress hasn’t approved of it.

That being said, we are being killed by regulations. Oh, please, let whatever wanker, idiot, butthead and the occasional good person who ascends to the Oval Orifice next strike all this bullscat down.

Better yet, maybe this will be the straw that will finally get the Supremes involved, and hopefully on the side of the Constitution.

    Divemedic · April 11, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    There is no practical difference between laws and regulations. Except that the executive branch writes regulations without checks or balances.

      Beans · April 12, 2022 at 12:02 pm

      Ayup. Regulations are those pesky little things that really screw up everything because every bureaucrat can create 10 regs for every 1 reg eliminated.

      Still not a law.

      All because Congress abrogated their lawmaking ability to the Executive branch.

Good Banana In Chiquitastan · April 11, 2022 at 9:26 pm

Congress was deleted with the “historic” pen and phone but they do like the grifts and feeding at the taxpayer money trough.
Could we at least have a horse in the senate just for the laughs?
Off topics-Just read about comrade kommissar Milley of the fabulous YMCA MIL admitting to training 51st state Ukraine troops here in Chiquitastan.

Milton · April 12, 2022 at 7:39 am

Yeah, uh, y’all keep saying “law”. At least PRETEND to understand what a law is.

Regulation is the direction provided to executive departments on how they are to carry out their mission. Th mission of the A T F is to maintain the bureaucracy, get more funding, and establish dominion over the people that will allow it.


    Divemedic · April 12, 2022 at 8:48 am

    Not any longer. Violate a law and get caught. Violate a regulation then get caught. See the ATF raid your house while killing your kids and dogs. Then come tell me how the difference matters.

      Brian_E · April 14, 2022 at 3:24 pm

      It is indeed a distinction without a difference. 😡🤬

Russell G. · April 12, 2022 at 9:30 am

The good part, and I should say that I agree with Don except the earth around any government ashes should be salted with potassium permangenate or dichromate, is that it appears to me that everyone who wants a platform already has it (or them). What I mean here is that the market is absolutely flush with 80 and 100 percent stuff, BCGs, all components, yada yada. I must get 20 emails a day on component deals that are getting down right absurd (20 bucks for a good LPK, ffs) Good air-gaped barrels, and barrels chambered in off calibers like 243, different story, but most refrigerator shooters don’t care about those.

Semi seasoned dudes buying additional stuff are going to get a flyer or email from PSA (facepalm) or BCA (another follow up with welts) or somewhere else like Bass Pro (vomit in mouth) etc. and they’ll do an impulse buy. There’s your FFLs.

Noobs are going to go through FFLs because they have absolutely no clue what to buy. They’ll end up with the wrong gun and they won’t know it because they won’t go to the range. That stuff is just sitting in the nightstand or closet with some white box Winchester pistol ammo or over weight Federal lead tip hunting stuff.

Americans will respond to whatever the retarded Marxists come up. Be assured of that. If it comes down to shooting 357s in a Texan gas gun, people will shoot them.

And, finally, we have a ghetto and demographic problem, not a gun problem. Sooner or later we’ll have the balls to yell that in their faces.

Anonymous · April 17, 2022 at 10:45 am

VOTE, VOTE, VOTE, VOTE. Support pro-gun candidates with your money.
And if that doesn’t work, sue, sue, sue sue. Keep them in court forever through organizing our gun clubs across America. We need more action than the NRA can provide.

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