If you missed the news yesterday, the ATF raided the offices of Nevada-based Polymer80. The pretense for the raid was the regulator’s new interpretation of gun law claiming that selling an 80% pistol frame in a box, along with all of the other parts needed to build a complete gun makes the kit a legal firearm.
To be clear, selling the 80% frame in one box and a completion kit in another is apparently A-OK as far as the galaxy brains at the ATF are concerned. But selling them in one box now makes the contents a firearm and means it has to be serialized and transferred via your local FFL.
Yes, that’s a fly-encrusted load of stinking equine excrement, but that’s the regulatory environment in which we live (and it’s not going to improve any time soon).
What can be done about it? Well, an affected individual can sue the bastards at the ATF. That would be a really good start.
We’ve talked to the folks at Gun Owners of America and they’re fixin’ to do just that. There’s only one problem. They need a plaintiff. That’s where you come in.
To qualify, all you have to be is an owner of one of Polymer80’s Buy Build Shoot kits. Oh, and you also have to live in Alabama.
Is that you? If not, do you have a friend in the Yellow Hammer State who owns one of those kits? Please let us know. Email us at [email protected] and we’ll get the process started.
Please spread the word and thanks for your help.