Revealed! More Gunmakers Received "Cease and Desist", ATF Always Hostile Towards Braces, Source Says
An insider disclosed that the decision to ban pistol braces was under consideration by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (BATF) for several years. However, the agency believed that it lacked the necessary political ammunition to push the envelope.
Curtis W Gilbert, the former Assistant Director of Enforcement Services, raised the issue in various ATF meetings in 2019. Gilbert considered SB Tactical's SBA4 braces as stocks. The former ATF official indicated that the ATF would regulate the devices in the future. Andrew Graham, the current Department Assistant Director of Enforcement Programs and Services, also registered hostility towards the devices, an insider source spills.
Sources also reveal that apart from Q, LLC, many other firearm manufacturers also received similar "cease and desist" letters. Several other gunmakers are also likely to receive similar warnings shortly. While Q, LLC decided to go public, other companies chose to remain silent. It is unclear if the other companies would be covered by the 60-day suspension of the cease and desist letter sent to Q, LLC.
The ATF used its law enforcement arm to override the Department of Justice's ruling that blocked the industrial arm from deciding on the legality of pistol braces. This action shows that the ATF is determined to find loopholes allowing the bureau to circumvent the constitution and enforce gun control.
ATF warned Q, LLC that its Honey Badger pistol was designed to be fired from the shoulder when used with pistol braces. The bureau declared that any large pistol with a barrel of less than 16 inches was a short-barreled rifle and would be transferred to the NFA. Pistol braces assist people with physical disabilities in using firearms.
SB Tactical joined Q, LLC, in declaring the move as an abuse of power. The braces manufacturer also indicated that the ATF refused to classify individual components and relied on the "they will know it when they see it." This move makes compliance a nightmare and puts firearm owners at risk of violating arbitrary and sudden laws.
All this talk about being the most pro-gun administration is noise if it can’t get its own ATF in line. Ideally, the ATF and every gun control law passed since the enactment of the NFA must go. Alas, we live in a time where such prospects seem like a pipe dream. But we must start somewhere.
To get the conversation started, I ask that you sign your Lone Star Gun Rights petition condemning the ATF’s unilateral classification of the Honey Badger pistol as a short-barreled rifle. Every signature counts in getting the Trump administration to recognize that its ATF is totally out of control.
Once you’re done with that, please consider joining LSGR to help us fight gun grabs at all levels of government. We’re going to need all the help we can get.