...and with the swipe of a pen, you are hereby declared a felon.... Even though 20 minutes ago, we were perfectly okay with what you have been doing for years (even with our approval). We've now changed our minds and you must comply. We are the Bureaucracy.
"Any short rifle built with one of these stabilizing braces is now considered an “any other weapon,” a category of weapon that is supposed to encompass all weapons that can’t be classified as rifles, shotguns, or handguns.
“Any other weapons” (AOWs) are subject to the registration and fee requirements of the NFA. Weapons regulated by the NFA include “a weapon made from a rifle if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length,” according to the ATF."
ATF’s gun measurement change now forcing federal registration of popular guns.
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