By Tom Knighton
Earlier today, I wrote about a pending Supreme Court case that may undermine the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF’s) ability to make unilateral decisions that have an impact on regular gun owners.
Part of the problem is that bureaucrats at the ATF can make a decision unilaterally and have it impact the entire firearm industry.
It seems the ATF wanted to help support that case and issued an email recently where it announced an immediate end to accessory classifications:
Discontinuance of Accessory Classifications
The Firearms Technology Industry Services Branch (FTISB) classifies firearms as defined by the Gun Control Act (GCA) and National Firearms Act (NFA) based on the configuration and the design features of the firearm as submitted by members of the industry.
Effective immediately, any requests for a determination on how an accessory affects the classification of a firearm under the GCA or NFA must include a firearm with the accessory already installed. Except in cases of conditional import determinations, FTISB will not issue a determination on an accessory unless it is attached to the submitted firearm.
If you have previously submitted a sample accessory for classification, FTISB will be returning your sample without classification. …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms