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ATF Issues Proposed Rule Targeting Homemade Firearms And Firearm Definitions

Updated: May 8, 2021

May 7, 2021

Today, the ATF published its final draft for proposed rulemaking regarding homemade firearms—dubbed “ghost guns”—that would place onerous burdens on firearms manufacturers and consumers alike. The proposed rule aims to require serialization and documentation for homemade firearms by regulating build kits that contain incomplete receivers.

The rule further targets the definition of frame or receiver by expanding the longstanding definition to encompass various firearm components and creates a presumption that all such components are a frame or receiver in the absence of an ATF determination that a specific component is indeed the frame or receiver. This unfairly shifts the presumptive burden onto firearms industry members and consumers alike.

To download the official document, click here.

To submit an official comment on this rule, click here.


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