Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Director B. Todd Jones today announced that he is resigning. Jones was nominated by President Barack Obama for the position of ATF director on Jan. 24, 2013. On July 31, 2013, Jones became the first ATF director in history to receive Senate confirmation. Prior to becoming ATF’s …

By Bill Brassard, National Shooting Sports Foundation The holidays are just around the corner. As hunters, shooters, collectors or just plain plinkers, it’s a natural instinct to want to share our enjoyment of firearms with others. What better way to do that than to make a gift of a firearm to a family member, close friend …

Once the fodder of Hollywood spy movies and pulp fiction novels, the NFA-compliant suppressor is becoming ever more common in its use and adoption with numbers at an all-time high. No matter whether you call it a silencer, a suppressor, or just a can, the mechanism defined by the National Firearms Act of 1934 as any device …

At the request of industry types, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearm and Explosives revised ATF Form 1 and Form 5, with the biggest change allowing the use of credit and debit cards to pay the making tax when filing a Form 1, the agency announced in a regulations update. Both Form 1 and Form 5 pertain …

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Steve Says: Many thanks to Spencer, a law student, for contributing this well researched guest post. This is a legal post, not a political post. Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States decided the case Abramski v. United Statesagainst Abramski in a 5–4 decision split along party lines. Bruce Abramski had purchased a blue-label Glock …

Gun maker SIG Sauer filed suit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives last week challenging what it considers an inaccurate ruling on its product. SIG claims that the ATF classified the muzzle brake designed for the SIG MPX as a silencer even though it will not “silence, muffle or diminish” the sound …

While filming last season’s studio segments for “Guns & Gear” TV, SIG SAUER brought several of their new guns to the studio as highlights of their 2014 products. One caught the eye of everyone -including production crew members who normally had no interest. It was, even to a “gun person” a strange-looking thing. SIG’s MPX …

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Advisory   TEST, EXAMINATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF 7N6 5.45X39 AMMUNITION  On March 5, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) received a  request from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) to conduct a test, examination and classification of Russian-made 7N6 5.45×39 ammunition for …

“[The] ATF’s decision to classify the Stabilizer Brake as a ‘firearm silencer’ is ‘arbitrary and capricious’ for at least two reasons:  the agency failed to ‘articulate a satisfactory explanation’ for its decision and the agency failed to ‘examine the relevant data’ before coming to a final conclusion. For these reasons, the agency action was ‘arbitrary …