Rare Breed Triggers Fires Back At ATF, Says “Will Not Comply” ​​​​​​​

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MONDAY, AUG 23, 2021 – 09:20 PM

Lawrence DeMonico, president of Rare Breed Triggers (RBT), brought everyone up to speed in a new video statement regarding the lawsuit filed by RBT against the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), Department of Justice (DoJ), and Attorney General (AG). He addresses the ATF’s attempted to redefine the term “machine gun” to apply it to RBT’s FRT-15 semi-automatic trigger in contradiction to federal law (Gun Control Act and National Firearms Act).

On July 27, DeMonico said the ATF Tampa Field Division, accompanied by a government attorney, personally served him and his attorney with a cease and desist letter, informing him that his FRT-15 trigger had been classified as a “machine gun.” The letter went on to say that RBT needs to halt all manufacturing and sales of the FRT-15 and discuss a strategy to address the triggers that have already been sold.

DeMonico said the directives laid out in the cease and desist letter were based on an “alleged examination” of the trigger had been “properly classified as a “machine gun” as defined by the National Firearms Act. He said “alleged” because no copy of the examination was provided with the cease and desist.

And to blow readers’ minds, DeMonico said when he spoke to special agents who personally served him the cease and desist letter – they said they haven’t even seen the copy of the “examination” nor haven’t even seen an actual FRT-15.

DeMonico then goes on to say how the FRT-15 is not a machine as it will not fire more than one round by a single function of the trigger – that’s important to note because that’s the most critical part of the definition of a machine gun in the Gun Control Act and National Firearms Act.

He said RBT immediately responded to the ATF’s cease and desist that they disagreed with their “claim” and “wouldn’t be complying with their demand,” adding that his attorney had filed a lawsuit in the Middle District of Florida.

For more, DeMonico explained, “why he is so confident in our opinion of the facts and be so brazen in our non-compliance.”

DeMonico concludes by saying the ATF was able to reinterpret a law under the Trump administration and enabled them to ban bump stocks through executive fiat that sets a “terrifying precedent.”


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The ATF is Rewriting the Definition of a Firearm

Take Action: Under the ATF’s proposed homemade firearm ban, the definition of what constitutes a “firearm” is rewritten so that practically every component of every gun is now legally a firearm! Tell the ATF how absurd this is!

Dear Greg,

As you may know, Joe Biden has ordered the ATF to prepare a gun registry and regulate gun parts with background checks to destroy online sales using Proposed Rule ATF 2021R-05.

The public comment period ends TOMORROW on August 19, 2021.

After that, gun owners won’t have any more chances to provide ATF input. That’s why it’s imperative that we deluge the ATF with comments.

Lest you think this is a fool’s errand, remember that the ATF has, at least twice in the past, withdrawn their proposed regulations after being bombarded with opposition. One of those times was during Obama’s administration, when the ATF withdrew the ban on green tip ammo.

So it is critical that you take action today — before it’s too late!

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The ATF is rewriting the definition of a firearm - Minute Man Moment video thumbnail

GOA’s Phil Reboli demonstrated how diabolical Proposed Rule ATF 2021R-05 is. On a recent episode of the Minute Man Moment on YouTube, Phil took apart a Glock 40 to see what would now be regulated with a Form 4473 and a NICS check under this regulation.

In the end, a Glock 40 could have up to 16 different regulated parts! That’s because ATF proposes to now define “frame or receiver” to be:

A part of a firearm that, when the complete weapon is assembled, is visible from the exterior AND provides housing or a structure designed to hold or integrate one or more fire control components, even if pins or other attachments are required to connect those components to the housing or structure.

Based on this regulation, one background check on a Glock 40 just turned into 16!

I hope you can understand why it’s so critical that you and every gun owner you know TAKE ACTION and submit a comment to ATF, demanding the proposed rule be withdrawn!

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If this rule passes, any part that you’d like to replace or upgrade or just have mailed to your door would need to

1) go to an FFL,
2) get a background check
3) pay a fee for their time to run the background check
4) have that piece mailed to them, and then
5) go back to the gun store pick it up

Who knows how much that might cost?

The background check process might even cost more than the piece you’re trying to replace!

And we know why they want to do that — it’s to discourage people from purchasing guns in the first place.

This was not a mistake on their part, but completely intentional.

The ATF and Biden Administration WANT to serialize all these parts. It’s to fulfill Biden’s campaign promise to end the online sale of guns and gun parts.

But we can win this one and we can keep winning in the future but you need to get involved.

Take action

In Liberty,

Aidan Johnston
Director of Federal Affairs
Gun Owners of America

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