August 24, 2021
By David M. Fortier, Senior Field Editor
In another blatant attack on the 2nd Amendment, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) has proposed changing the definition of what a firearm frame/receiver is. This would allow them to regulate common firearm parts, requiring them to be treated as if they were a firearm when purchased. What parts the BATFE would declare to be a frame/receiver would be at their discretion. Part of the reason for this latest attack is due to the simple fact that an AR-15 lower receiver does not even meet the legal technical requirements for a receiver. Have you ever wondered why the upper of an FN FAL is considered the legal frame/receiver yet the lower on the AR-15 is the legal frame/receiver? Stop and think about it. Franklin Armory has certainly put some thought into a strong and well-worded reply to the BATFE which you can read in its entirety at the link below:
Franklin Armory officially responds to Docket No. ATF 2021R-05; AG Order No. 5051-2021.
On or about May 21,2021, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives ("ATF) published their Notice of Proposed Rule Making, 27 CFR Parts 447, 478, and 479 "Definition of 'Frame or Receiver' and Identification of Firearms, Docket No. ATF 2021R-05; AG Order No. 5051-2021 ("NPRM"). the NPRM contains proposed rules relating to the Gun Control Act of 1968 ("GCA") and the National Firearms Act of 1934 ("NFA").
Click here to view Franklin Armory's submitted response to the NPRM.