More waste of tax payer dollars. Idiots are at it again. Now when you get an intestinal infection from dirty pots or pans you can thank the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive! That’s right the idiots over at ATF consider your cleaning tools to be a terrorist weapon because it deadens sound.
Really folks, you can’t make this stuff up. This is the type of bullshit we pay big dollars for. Not only are they dangerous, but you could go to jail!
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Firearms Technology Branch has deemed “Chore Boy copper cleaning pads, along with fiberglass insulation,” a firearm, subject to registration and a $200 transfer tax, an official letter obtained recently by Gun Rights Examiner reveals. The response to an attorney inquiry by John R. Spencer, Chief, Firearms Technology Branch, offers one of the more creatively restrictive assessments since ATF declared a shoestring to be a machinegun.
The rationale Spencer uses:
“[S]ound/gas absorbing materials manufactured from Chore Boy copper cleaning pads, along with fiberglass insulation, constitute a silencer…”
Therefore, it is illegal for an individual to replace deteriorated material within an already- registered suppressor without an approved ATF Form 1, ‘Application to Make and Register a Firearm,’” along with a “$200.00 making tax” and “a ‘no-marking’ variance…since there is no viable area in which to apply a serial number to the sound-absorbing material.” Read more