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ATF is attempting to reclassify large caliber ammunition again. If you received a letter like this or have had inventory seized, please drop us a note by clicking here.
Support the HSA! The NFATCA applauds the reintroduction by Representatives Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and John Carter (R-TX) of the Hearing Safety Act as HR 367. Suppressors are not actually firearms and should have never been regulated as such. Suppressors provide a level of safety that all should recognize as necessary and responsible. Urge your representatives to support HR 367.
Amnesty Now! Amnesty registration is already a part of the law in the United States. Our new President can instruct the Attorney General to open a new registration period. What's in your attic?
Machine Gun Count The NFATCA filed a FOIA request in 2014 in order to ascertain an updated count of registered machine guns in the NFRTR. The initial FOIA request was rejected. The NFATCA appealed and acknowledged that because of the disparate record types, we understood that a margin of error might exist. DOJ/ATF has acted on our appeal and delivered on their promise to provide the statistics. As of February 24, 2016:
- Pre '86: 175,977
- Sales Samples: 17,020
- Restricted 922(o) ("posties"): 297,667
From ATF: "Please note that ATF utilizes customized Standard Query Language (SQL) to collect information from system databases. In the instant case, an SQL query may not capture all methods in which the requested information has been manually entered into system data fields. Thus, while each individual record is accurate, there is an inherent albeit wholly unintentional margin of error as to the aggregate statistical information requested."
A copy of the FOIA response can be found here.
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Please be aware that there is currently a surprising rise in the use of fraudulent FFL and SOT documentation. You should ALWAYS use ATF's FFL EZ Check utility to validate presented FFL's. Also, contact NFA Branch immediately if you believe that you are being presented with suspicious documents or forms for NFA transfers and purchases.
SHOT Show, January 19-22, 2016, Las Vegas NV
Knob Creek Spring Shoot, April 8-10, 2016, West Point KY
NRA Annual Meeting, May 19-22, Louisville KY