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December 19, 2018

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker announces that the Department of Justice has amended the regulations of ATF, clarifying that bump stocks fall within the definition of "machine gun" under federal law. Read more...


ATF, Firearms Industry Offer Reward in Indianapolis Gun Store Burglary

December 18, 2018

ATF and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the burglary of Indy Trading Post, Indianapolis, Indiana. Read more...


Discontinuance of Accessory Classifications

December 11, 2018

Effective Immediately:

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. Read more...


December 1, 2018

The modern sporting rifle, based on the AR-15 platform, is widely misunderstood. Why? Confusion exists because while these rifles may cosmetically look like military rifles, they do not function the same way. Also, groups wanting to ban these rifles have for years purposely or through ignorance spread misinformation about them to aid their cause. Read more...


May 23, 2011

Some people—even some within the firearms industry and hunting and target-shooting communities—remain misinformed about AR-style modern sporting rifles, thinking that the AR prefix stands for “assault rifle” or “automatic rifle.” It means neither. Read more...

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