VIDEO: ATF Agents Going Door-to-Door to Confiscate FRTs… ‘We have to Pick ‘Em Up’

A video posted to Twitter this week by Mr.GunsNGear shows government agents making the rounds to confiscate forced reset triggers.

One of the individuals who was targeted recorded his interaction with the agents. It wasn’t immediately clear when the video was taken.

“So, the reason why we’re here is, as I’m sure you’re aware, the ATF recently classified FRTs — the forced reset triggers — as machineguns,” says the female agent.

“We are aware that you may have purchased some of these FRTs,” she continues. “So now basically the whole agency is reaching out to these purchasers and we have to pick ’em up. You know they’re evil.”

SEE ALSO: Federal Court Blocks Sale of Forced Reset Triggers

The citizen responds by saying he won’t be answering any questions regarding their inquiry nor will he be turning anything over.

“Are you refusing to give us the triggers,” asks the male agent.

“I’m not refusing anything and I won’t be answering any questions,” the citizen says.

“Again, we are aware that you did purchase FRTs,” says the female agent. “You wouldn’t be in trouble if you gave those up to us. Or, if you sold them, you can tell me you sold them.”

The citizen holds firm in his stance. He tells them that if he’s not being detained or if he’s not being placed under arrest he is going to leave.

“Just to be clear, so that now you know, that if you were to be in possession of these FRTs then you would be basically breaking the law,” she says.

SEE ALSO: ATF Asking Vendors for Forced Reset Trigger Customer Records

In the United States, the possession of an unregistered machine gun is a federal offense under the National Firearms Act (NFA) of 1934 and the Gun Control Act of 1968. Penalties for violating these laws are no joke.

For possession of an unregistered machine gun, the potential penalties include:

  1. Imprisonment: Convicted individuals can face up to 10 years in federal prison.
  2. Fines: Fines for possessing an unregistered machine gun can be substantial, with amounts up to $250,000 for individuals and $500,000 for organizations.
  3. Forfeiture: Any machine guns and other firearms involved in the offense, as well as any property used to commit the crime or traceable to the crime, may be subject to seizure and forfeiture.
  4. Loss of gun rights: Convicted individuals may lose their right to own or possess firearms in the future.

Remember, not only are FRTs considered “machineguns,” but bump stocks fall under that classification as well.

It appears that Biden’s ATF is playing hardball. Sending agents door-to-door to confiscate forced reset triggers from law-abiding citizens is tantamount to declaring war on 2A advocates, not to mention a terrible use of limited government resources.

Seriously, there are hardened criminals terrorizing communities all across the country. Yet, the president believes the best use of ATF’s personnel is to send them out to seize aftermarket triggers from responsible gun owners and enthusiasts.

It’s insanity. Or, maybe, Mr.GunsNGear is right. It’s tyranny.

Update 5/10/22 — ATF Responds

GunsAmerica reached out to ATF to ask the following questions:

Is the ATF still actively doing this? How did it obtain the list of purchasers of FRTs? Also, does it plan to take a similar approach with respect to bump stocks, pistol braces, and/or unserialized frames and receivers?

Erik Longnecker, ATF’s Deputy Chief of the Public Affairs Division responded in the following manner:

We would direct you to this Open Letter in reference to certain unregistered machineguns:

Additional information about bump stocks, short barreled rifles and firearm frames and receivers can be found on our website at:

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  • John Evans July 28, 2023, 11:09 am

    I never knew that the ATF made laws governing society 😳. I have been under the understanding that laws were passed by the Legislative branch of government. Who knew?

  • Trevor May 17, 2023, 8:08 pm

    “… you’d basically be breaking the law…” WRONG. Might be breaking their policy, but ATF doesn’t make law. Time to start shooting tyrants.

  • Pantexan May 16, 2023, 5:11 pm

    Boating accident.

  • Kbc.kurt May 15, 2023, 3:18 pm

    When did the ATF become a legislative body to make changes to the constitution by a vote by the people? Are the unilaterally applying these changes to the A and T?

  • Crewldude May 15, 2023, 11:38 am

    This IS tyranny. To allow unelected bureaucrats acting on the direction of a senile fraud pretending to be president is outrageous. Time for we the people and like-minded politicians to stand up to these traitors.

  • Rob Polans May 14, 2023, 5:14 pm

    As far as “You cannot buy a cannon,” I have friends who buy and sell them. He’s woefully behind the times.

    • yamaholic June 2, 2023, 10:31 am

      I got to shoot a cannon at the range a few weeks ago…not something I’m going to spend a ton of $ on any time soon but it was definitely good times! Absolutely ridiculous we have a president who keeps repeating the same lies about them (and tanks and flamethrowers…) over and over even after being corrected just to try to prove a ‘point’ whatever that point might be…

  • Rob Polans May 14, 2023, 5:11 pm

    She defined a machine gun wrong. Go back to school.

  • Godfrey Daniel May 14, 2023, 1:42 pm

    What if you just lost it?

  • Dutch May 14, 2023, 12:21 am

    Joe Biden is a corrupt anti American facist.

  • Rob Polans May 13, 2023, 7:17 pm

    Where is this?

  • Craig Shaw May 13, 2023, 12:58 pm

    Circumventing the, constitution of the United States, those people cannot make law, until there is a legitimate law order the court to confiscate anything these people really have no power as he demonstrated, the
    company owner. They have to play nice because they’re a terrorist. Committing tyranny, what the 2A is for.

    • Rob Polans May 14, 2023, 5:16 pm

      They’ll never admit that and let you shoot them. It’s why we have militias and YES they are legal!

  • James W Rowe May 13, 2023, 12:08 pm

    Can the FRT’s load and fire a round on their own? No, they cannot. Classifying them as machine guns is retarded. But, I guess that’s the definition of the ATF. Going door to door to confiscate isn’t what they will ever do if guns are banned or have to be registered. Right. This i proof that they will!

    • Rob Polans May 13, 2023, 7:18 pm


  • Stan Elman May 13, 2023, 8:46 am

    Hitler would be so proud of the ATF

  • Matt Kase May 12, 2023, 3:02 pm

    The lead up to the interaction is unclear. He may have been caught outside already, when the agents arrived. But once again folks, if someone shows up at your door who you were not expecting to arrive, law enforcement or otherwise, do not answer the door. Do not talk to them through the window. Do not acknowledge their presence. If they are truly law enforcement and they actually have a warrant or exigent circumstances, they’re coming in regardless. But there’s zero reason to initiate contact willingly and possibly provoke an escalation.

  • Smthng Creatv May 12, 2023, 1:35 pm

    “It wasn’t immediately clear when the video was taken.”

    Does that not stand out to anyone else? Or was it filmed with a 90s video camera and the date and time wasn’t set?

    I also noticed they didn’t mention where this was happening. I’m all about 2A, but this sounds like people are starting fires.

    What happened could be absolutely legit, but there is so much information missing.

  • CMCase May 12, 2023, 12:56 pm

    Molon Labe”

    • Rob Polans May 13, 2023, 7:19 pm


  • Buff Studly May 12, 2023, 12:52 pm

    Excellent Job standing up to the now socialist traitors who have violated their oath to up hold The Constatution and The Bill of Rights. These are those who seek to destroy The United States of America and The Republic for which it stands.

    • CMCase May 12, 2023, 12:57 pm


  • Dexter Winslett May 12, 2023, 12:44 pm

    Dexter Winslett

  • Thomas Gaffey May 12, 2023, 10:48 am

    Wha t gets me is that most people don’t realize that this is incrementalism. They are whittling away at the 2A until it is a twig, easily broken. This biden-butt kisser running the ATF is doing by regulation what they can’t do by law. Look at all the attacks on the right , gun control, voter integrity, taxes, here in AZ our new dem governor has vetoed every bill sent to her and she tried to divert school choice funds to some lefty use not to mention the millions of illegals flooding the job market. I hope it doesn’t get to absolute tyranny but then again that’s why the Founders gave us the 2A and what the libs are afraid of.
    PS , the AR was never a “weapon of war” but the Garand was, and the govt thru the CMP is still selling them.

  • Stan d. Upnow May 12, 2023, 9:18 am

    Never heard of “FRT,” or saw one, or came across a merchant selling one, or know of anyone having one. I’ll have to look that one up.
    Meanwhile, back at the ranch—–
    “Excuse me Ms. ATF, do you have some sort of legitimate warrant? No? OK, I’m going to lunch now. Have a sunshiny day.”
    Dude should have kept it short & sweet. The more you engage with them, the more chance you’ll slip-up with a “gotcha” statement.

    • CMCase May 12, 2023, 1:00 pm

      Same here; WTH is an FRT? Are the ATF and the rest of the alphabet soup allowed to just dream-up acronyms now? Confiscate whatever they choose by giving it a 3 or 4 letter title? Sheesh!!!

    • Kane May 12, 2023, 9:48 pm

      And here I wondered how missed something that everyone else knew about. Thanks for the honest clue in.

      BTW, the ATF Agent with the clip board seemed to believe that her ATF supervisers made law.

  • Not Today May 12, 2023, 9:12 am

    “We are aware that you may have purchased some of these FRTs,” she continues. “So now basically the whole agency is reaching out to these purchasers and we have to pick ’em up. You know they’re evil.”

    Is it just me; insurance salesmen, pollsters and corporate human resource departments ‘reach out’. None of those carry a badge, sidearm or don body armor.
    I hear conflict in the terms ‘We are aware’ versus ‘you may have…’, (and offering the dodge to fabricate ‘I sold them’), to drive home ‘We’re here to pick them up’.
    But nothing stands out to me like “You know they’re evil”.

    • Benjamin May 14, 2023, 11:36 am

      It’s more narious…a tra0…imagine if someone says “oh. I sold it.” Now they will charge for illegal sale of a machine gun…

      • Benjamin May 14, 2023, 11:41 am


        • Benjamin May 14, 2023, 11:42 am

          Sorry for the errors

  • Cary l Straley May 12, 2023, 8:55 am

    I am a Second Amendment upholder and exerciser of that freedom with 10 years of service in the USMC. I personally think that triggers/stocks that modify the functionality of a weapon by increasing it’s cyclic rate should be outlawed. The people buying them are stupid for buying them in the first place fully knowing they are fringe products that could be outlawed at any time. These people and products are threatening our Second Amendment Freedoms. This is the type of thing that will chip away at the Second Amendment imo.

    • Stan d. Upnow May 12, 2023, 9:36 am

      “The people buying them are stupid for buying them in the first place fully knowing they are fringe products that could be outlawed at any time. ”

      What an asinine statement! That could easily be applied to anyone buying an AR, AK, or any other gun the Leftist gun-ban subversives deem a “weapon of war.” Not to mention some “machine gun” accessory, like a pistol grip or 30-rd magazine. You seem to be a product of our new, “woke” military. What pronoun do you prefer?

      “These people and products are threatening our Second Amendment Freedoms.”

      Yet Another asinine statement!! No, stupid, the people threatening our 2nd A. are NOT decent American citizens, but the Progressive-Socialists and their enforcers.
      Hey Straley, answer the phone, it’s CNN, Everytown, and Giffords calling. They want to interview you on-record for their next anti-gun propaganda show. Don’t worry, you’ll be handsomely paid.

      • Ger May 12, 2023, 10:05 am

        God forbid that anyone on our side should express an opinion!
        THIS is the biggest problem on our side. The left thrives on suppressing anyone who doesn’t agree with them. They demonize all who dare to question their lies.
        And here you are, doing the exact same thing.
        That’s how they will win – watching us devour our own in petty arguments about who’s the biggest and best supporter of 2A. Congratulations. You’re doing their work for them. I hope it feels real good to be used.

        • Kane May 12, 2023, 10:16 pm

          “God forbid that anyone on our side should express an opinion!”

          There are alot of opinions that are preceded by a short list of creds that seem to demand that the claims be taken on faith while others subordinate their own views out of respect to former Marine or LEO et cetera. It does get old at some point.

          The orginal post called for modifications to be “outlawed.” This could really open the flood gates. No more swapping a spring or a buffer tube, thanks guys for where ever this may go. No wait a minute, I am NOT blindly trusting your opinion. Not Cary who thinks those who disagree with him ate “stupid” or Ger seems to have a double standard.

          Why don’t you two explain, if you can, why the legal details of the NFA is sound law that should reamain on the books.

          • JR Hutto May 15, 2023, 10:07 am

            Your lack of a “short list of creds” seems to demand at least a modicum of faith based respect for other’s “opinion”.

            So, I won’t bother you with how many decades I served, or that I grew up in a military family and learned to read on The American Rifleman magazine in the 1950s or that I’ve been shooting, handloading and home gunsmithing for 50 years, because absolutely none of that matters one wit.

            What does matter is I support the 2A and your right to purchase all of the Rambo Wannabe accessories for your MSR, AR or Ole Betsy, whatever you want to call it. If that’s what you want to do and it’s legal under written law, I’m all for you.

            As for me, I’ve had enough of machine guns, tank cannon, ARs, M3s, etc, to last me for the rest of my lifetime. If you haven’t, then bully for you. Go forth and help the economy by burning through large quantities of ammo in the shortest possible time, but none of these civilian accessories will ever be the same as the real deal, no matter how much people like to pretend. In my opinion, every shot must have a purpose, in riflery as well as golf. That’s just how I play, So, while you’re burning through copious amounts of ammo, I’ll stand with your right to do so, even though it’s no longer of any interest to me.

            Try to have a nice day and stop slamming people who have an opinion and express it IAW their 1A.

          • Kane May 15, 2023, 2:05 pm

            JR Hutto,

            ‘Your lack of a “short list of creds”…’

            Really, all we have here are the limited points you can make with your own self evident words but since you brought up these extraneous issues then I will respond in kind . I can trace my family military service from my GG-Grandfather’s back to a Boston recruiter’s office before the USCW (1858-1863) with the US Regulars 10th Infantry Regiment that stretched from Pike’s Peak to Marye’s Heights in Fredricksburg and many points in between. You brought up family military service. I know from my own military service with the 3rd BN, 5th Marine Reg. 1st and 3rd Division Dragons Plt Wpns Co. and STA Plt H&S Co. that there are a lot of people in the service that do NOT share my personal values and therefore I do NOT care to mixing the two issues.

            But since you made it an issue, go ahead “bother you (me) with how many decades I (you) served..”, your MOS and all the details you that you would like to list including family military history if you want to expand even further. It’s not that it is NOT interesting for people to share those details, it’s just a different conversation than a debate. I am sure that there are others here apart from me that would love to read the details of your extensive military service that have made your opinion more qualified than the average “civilian.”

            Please include whether it is it your contention that US Military specifications are the highest grade and quality for all gear available? I don’t believe that to be true but you might have some more relevant information. If you can, tell me why the M16 A1 (made by Hydromatic) that was issued to me at MCRD was a higher any “civilian accssories” out there at the time or today? Tell me how the 782 (duece) gear that was falling apart right out of the S4 was the best in the world than the “Rambo Wannabe accessories” that you are sooooo above?

            “In my opinion, every shot must have a purpose, in riflery as well as golf. That’s just how I play, So, while you’re burning through copious amounts of ammo, I’ll stand with your right to do so, even though it’s no longer of any interest to me.” -JR Hutto

            Wow, I’m in awe. A “Rambo Wannabe” like myself can only who can only “go forth and help the economy by burning through large quantities of ammo in the shortest possible time.” Of course, you somehow know all this already just by my earlier post. Again, I’m in awe. I can’t wait till you start making some real points.

            “Try to have a nice day and stop slamming people who have an opinion and express…” -JR Hutto

            OK, I should recognize that I am in the presence of greatness that accuses me of “slamming people” without any context or specific example. Again, I’m in awe.

            Hey, why don’t you go ahead to explain why the legal details of the NFA is sound law that should remain on the books? If you can.

            I stand by my words, I sure hope you stand by yours, otherwise you are a fraud. You have a “nice day also.

          • Kane May 16, 2023, 10:59 am

            JR Hutto,

            “So, I won’t bother you with how many decades I served…”

            No, give those details. You served at least 20 years since you said “decades” and should have a pension, congrats. The thing is, most people would just say that they are retired military. Most people would say what branch or branchs they served with, in what capacity, the unit or something telling. Not you though. Maybe all the “machine guns, tank cannon, ARs, M3s, etc to last me for the rest of my lifetime” is the reason that you are skipping over those details.

            It makes sense though, since you served for so many “decades” that you “had enough of machine guns, tank cannon, ARs, M3s, etc, to last me for the rest of my lifetime.” Wow, you must be the original ‘old salty’ that graciously puts up with a “Rambo Wannabe” like me. So were you an Officer or enlisted or maybe a Warrent Officer?

            BTW, you mentioned many details on being in a “military family” and also how you learned to read on “The American Rifleman,” handloading” your great proficiency in “riflery” and not to be overlooked golf. All very convincing points indeed.

            I am gonig to lay some more cards on the table, you do NOT hit the correct talking points. You move from the one area where you claimed to have “decades” of service to areas where you seem more comfotable, like playing golf. After “decades” of being exposed to “tank cannon” (never heard that term before), I can sure understand your preferance for focusing on golf. BTW, when I was in Dragons Platoon (0351 MOS) we just talked in tems of a main gun on a tank but you are so advanced that I get lost in the jargon.

            So anyway, put me to shame once again and tell me the specific details on why your opinion on the 2A is so much more worthy than a “Rambo Wannabe” like me?

            Try to have a nice day and KEEP slamming people LIKE ME who have NO RIGHT an opinion in THE PRESENCE OF GREATNESS LIKE YOURSELF.

          • Kane May 17, 2023, 11:10 am

            JR Hutto,

            “What does matter is I support the 2A and your right to purchase all of the Rambo Wannabe accessories for your MSR, AR or Ole Betsy, whatever you want to call it. If that’s what you want to do and it’sWhat does matter is I support the 2A and your right to purchase all of the Rambo Wannabe accessories for your MSR, AR or Ole Betsy, whatever you want to call it. If that’s what you want to do and it’s legal under written law, I’m all for you. I’m all for you.” -JR Hutto

            You know, I starting to suspect that I got played. I wonder if you lied to me over and over again? I suspect that you might be one those people that claim to supprt the 2A but really have a thinly veiled contempt for other gun owners who do NOT limit their 2A pursuits to what you believe is “legal under written law, …” There is no “dupers delight” when the con job fail apart, right?

            Try to have a nice day.

        • XERXES036 May 12, 2023, 10:45 pm

          How is he suppressing him? No he’s giving the chode criticism big difference you dont put an asinine opinion on a gun/2A news blog and not expect to catch smoke. You wouldn’t go on reddit expressing pro 2A views and expect everyone there to be nice a civil. Grow up…..😏

        • XERXES036 May 12, 2023, 10:48 pm

          Plus to your point about taking the moral high ground that line of thinking is exactly why the left is winning at destroying the country like or not the left is winning so keep your so called moral high ground it isn’t doing squat to stop them.

      • CMCase May 12, 2023, 12:45 pm

        Well said!

      • D.J. May 12, 2023, 1:08 pm

        Is there such a thing as a male “ Karen “ ?
        Haven’t you exceeded your bag limit on argumentative comments ?
        You’re too touchy , Stan .

        • Kane May 15, 2023, 2:16 pm

          ‘Is there such a thing as a male “ Karen “ ?’

          “Karen” is a pejorative anti-White left-wing term, you are OK with that FACT?

    • Analog Man May 12, 2023, 10:25 am

      You are neither 2A proponent nor exerciser of said freedom qualified to filter legalities from the Amendment, from underneath umbrella of “…shall not be infringed.”, especially mentioning 10 years service an entitlement to do so. Neglecting BATF is only a bureau, not a legislative governing body is a grave mistake.
      Key word; L e g i s l a t i v e.
      Mentioning cyclic rate is a tip-off, the term only applies to automatic function, independent of manual signals; automatic transmissions, CNC machine tools, and auto punch presses come to mind. Those seem stupid as well, for eliminating people from the labor force? Labeling persons in such a manner is childish, very left wing, only because they see differently. That, by your definition would include merely considering a purchase.
      Confiscation of legally acquired goods is wrong, and there is no legislation underwriting that, even with a vague clause “COULD be outlawed at any time”.
      Few if any products ‘chip away’ at 2A; only opinions of them by the people with agendas. Currently, it’s not inconceivable youtube would censor historic recordings of Jerry Miculek, Bob Munden, Ed McGivern, Annie Oakley demonstrations of proficiency, for the very same kind of illogical premise.

      • CMCase May 12, 2023, 12:48 pm

        Bravo! Good points.

    • Nick May 12, 2023, 11:44 am

      First let me say thank you for your service.
      I do disagree with you however. First calling a forced reset trigger as a fringe product. These have been around for decades, while the name FRT may be newer the concept isn’t. These triggers used to be marketed as a bandaid for cycling problems. Now most cycling issues can be handled by an adjustable gas block and fine tuning it to your preferred ammunition.
      Also, nothing you buy or add to a properly tuned and operating rife will make the rifle cycle faster. A semi automatic rifle can only fire as fast as your finger can squeeze the trigger, and your finger will never even come close to the speed your rifle cycles at.
      So even though the discharge rate is wholly based on you own finger speed you think it’s OK to ban a trigger that at most aids in covering up a gas issue. I’m not talking about triggers specifically designed to discharge multiple rounds for each pull such as automatic or burst or fire during pull and also release.
      There should be nothing illegal about parts that do nothing but make a rife operate properly. It’s the trigger now, what’s next adjustable gas blocks, maybe certain buffers or buffer springs after all those all help your rifle cycle properly.

      • Bullseye May 12, 2023, 2:34 pm

        Nick, your comment fostered another observation, connected (loosely) to gas blocks, buffers and springs.
        My S&W Mdl 41 .22 rimfire, semi-auto target pistols each have aftermarket buffer tabs, a plastic piece that barely cushions the slide as it hits contacts frame stop. All in the name of increased accuracy, to lessen sight deflection virtually ALL repeaters generate. So it extends useful life of firearm and related parts, the appreciation of an efficient tool. While not on ATF radar yet, it’s not far from the empty objections to the brace.
        They are an agency who knows NO bounds.

    • Carl Case May 12, 2023, 12:40 pm

      The only ammendment you are upholding is one that does not exist! Did you leave your brain behind with the USMC? YOU are what is “Stupid” and “Threatening” too the U.S.. Sheeple like you who just roll-over and lick the boots of these Gestapo agents! Blind and DISGUSTING!

      • JR Hutto May 15, 2023, 9:41 am

        Carl, calling someone stupid doesn’t make you look like the brightest bulb in the pack.

    • Jack May 12, 2023, 1:14 pm

      You’re absolutely right. FRTs were a stupid attempt at an NFA workaround, and no rational mind should be surprised at how things are turning out. In spite of all the arguments about how they function mechanically, at the end of the day if you squeeze an FRT, it dumps the mag. If it looks like an MG, quacks like an MG, and shits like an MG, it’s going to get ruled an MG.

      • Ton E May 12, 2023, 11:18 pm

        Its not a machine gun that literally the point the ATF is making things up as they go thats the problem.

        • Jack May 13, 2023, 4:54 pm

          An AR-15 with an FRT can run upwards of 700 rounds per minute, just like one with a registered auto-sear. You just keep telling yourself that they’re not machine guns, but no court in the land will ever agree with you.

    • XERXES036 May 12, 2023, 10:50 pm

      No one cares about your time in so screw your attempt to create an appeal to authority non argument.

    • XERXES036 May 12, 2023, 11:16 pm

      Im a vet and people need to stop making FRTs, Arm Braces, and bump fire stocks to so the almighty ATFs hand stops getting forced and they’ll leave us alone guys!!!!! << Thats literally how you sound…..

      No one cares about your service so spare us your appeal to authority non argument your service isn't a shield from criticism.

      • JR Hutto May 15, 2023, 9:43 am

        Your non-service doesn’t make you any more credible either. Lighten up.

    • Benjamin May 14, 2023, 11:43 am

      Sorry for the errors

  • Nicholas May 12, 2023, 8:49 am

    The following is from an article titled “A Case Of Treason”.
    —“As early as 1807 came before Chief Justice John Marshall the case of treason by Bollman and Swartwout. In his ruling the Chief Justice wrote “To complete the crime of levying war *** there must be an actual assemblage of men for the purpose of executing a treasonable design.”. Ex Parte Bollman 8 U.S. 75. Sending men or women afield to disarm the people by force “evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism” that would certainly “amount to levying of war”.

    Under the direction of Congress creating acts in direct violation of its delegated authority, armed agents “a body of people conspire and meditate an insurrection to resist or oppose the execution of any statute of the United States by force, they are only guilty of a high misdemeanor; but if they proceed to carry such intention into execution by force, that they are guilty of the treason of levying war, and the quantum of the force employed neither lessens nor increases the crime”.—
    The pro-2nd community is stuck in a losing battle because they know just one “theory” of our law, the “individual right.” The community should wake up and realize that they’ve been lied to by the very people who have a monetary interest in keeping the fight going rather than winning; pro-2nd organizations and their lawyers.

    • CMCase May 12, 2023, 12:51 pm

      The “Pro 2A Community” has already WON this battle, a LONG TIME AGO! Because they are RIGHT! It is the Leftwing Communists who keep fighting it! Not sure WHAT side YOU are on?!!!

      • Kane May 12, 2023, 10:30 pm


        The most confusing statement on this post:

        “The pro-2nd community is stuck in a losing battle because they know just one “theory” of our law, the “individual right.”

  • Roger L Meyer May 12, 2023, 8:45 am

    The obvious intent, as it has always been since the beginning of the Democrat party, is to take TOTAL control of the country under a dictatorship run by the Democrats.
    As has been stated many times, the first step MUST be the disarmament of the Citizens, thus depriving them of any way to deter the would be dictators.
    Right now the biggest danger to the United States is the Biden Administration and his, and his son’s, close ties to the Chinese Communist government and military.

    • Stan d. Upnow May 12, 2023, 9:41 am

      There are no more “Democrats” or “Democrat Party.” Those entities morphed into Progressive-Socialists and the Progressive-Socialist Party(PSP) long ago.
      The first step in correcting/eliminating a problem is to correctly identify & define it.

    • Clare May May 12, 2023, 11:08 am

      Next step is to continually post and publish that what is…the recognition of the goal of the Chinese Communists…or any communist government, to disarm the citizens and residents thereof residing only in the USA.
      Ask China what would they prefer? Armed citizen’s or a reduced ability of an armed American citizen by virtue of gun control and regulation that prohibits certain gun types by Americans. Then follow up with Why? then demand answers.
      Be prepared to answer when the current push by other Americans who are the anti gun crowd will say but we have nuclear weapons.. and F-16’s.
      A war fought on American soil will not be nuclear as it is, that insures the destruction of the entire world. It will be better defined as a ground war, a government overregulation conflict, pitting neighbor against neighbor. It will be a State National Guard, or a State Police under direction and ran by a far left mindsetted liberal late term pro abortion anti gun Governor. Re read that.. I identified the term “MINDSETTED”. (Think 1970,s Kent State)
      Very much like the current Governor of New Mexico as she has no concept of dismembering an infant in the womb… part by part, at 8 months along during a pregnancy. She, Michele Lujan-Grisholm, has a diminished the absolute value of life and has successfully…intensified nationwide a diminished value of all life by her stance of legal abortion up to birth…She has even projected the ENTIRE STATE OF NEW MEXICO AS THE TOURSIM CAPITOL OF ABORTION… FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF GETTING MORE TOURISM DOLLARS FROM OTHER STATES.
      Yes, I went around a corner, but what I am hoping to identity is a point that go’s hand in hand with gun control…the mindset and thought of individuals are the foundation that is dividing Americans and those lines being crossed are becoming too wide to anneal and repair.
      I can almost guarantee, and individual who is anti gun is also pro late term abortion, or at least 95-99%.
      The same thing is these 95-99% will have in common is the total abolishment of a death penalty as a sentence for a convicted felon, but have no problem putting a convict in prison 6×8 room, 18-20 hours a day for life, then grant them parole after serving 7-20.
      Identifying a term called “DIMINISHED CAPACITY” and then branding that term to these type of individuals is what is needed. They do not have the mental capacity nor ability to comprehend certain issues on a complex scale and as such, that opinion they possess is not a valid one nor should it be considered in any action, or, given any substance or attention to further their subliminal message. If a person has any DIMINISHED CAPACITY ISSUES IN AMERICA…I can agree with restrictions upon their civil liberties…first and foremost… prohibiting them from holding all elected positions as well as all appointed political positions

      Just sayin’…

    • CMCase May 12, 2023, 12:52 pm

      True that.

  • Heavyguns31 May 12, 2023, 6:36 am

    Does anyone think this is just a “training video” if you will on what you SHOULD do?? It just doesn’t seem real to me…seems staged like it’s fake or someone’s home movie skit. Is there any other people saying they got a visit?? I just was skeptical of the authenticity of this and wondered if I’m only one?? Have a good Friday everyone

    • Dick Blizzard May 12, 2023, 10:55 am

      I had the same thought when watching this clip. Not that over reach isn’t a threat.

    • Jeremy Wray July 21, 2023, 6:41 pm

      Yes this is real, I have a friend who has a friend who is a vet and he had an FRT, and they confiscated it.

  • Heavyguns31 May 12, 2023, 6:36 am

    Does anyone think this is just a “training video” if you will on what you SHOULD do?? It just doesn’t seem real to me…seems staged like it’s fake or someone’s home movie skit. Is there any other people saying they got a visit?? I just was skeptical of the authenticity of this and wondered if I’m only one?? Have a good Friday everyone

  • Scout May 12, 2023, 6:03 am

    Unbelievable. Illegal immigrants flowing across the border, gangs running rapid in big urban cities and some small. And felons trying to buy or get their hands on Guns every day. But ATF chooses to fight FTRs and bump stock battle with the American people. I guess they choose to go after the low hanging fruit because they’re incapable of doing anything else but create tyranny on the American people.

    • Stan d. Upnow May 12, 2023, 9:48 am

      BATF really has no valid reason to even exist. Crimes(real crimes) involving firearms/explosive devices can be handled by local/county/state LE. The FBI should be dealing with such matters where it crosses state lines.

      Standing joke in the trade: ATF – Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms… whose bringing the chips?

  • Bradley D Johnson May 12, 2023, 6:03 am

    Biden has the sense of a Piss ant ! (IF THAT ???)

  • Bradley D Johnson May 12, 2023, 6:02 am

    Piss on the ATF ! They’re a total JOKE !

    • XERXES036 May 12, 2023, 11:03 pm

      “Did you leave your brain behind with the USMC?”

      My answer to that question is yes. These chodes love to use their military service as a shield from criticism which its not what the ATF is doing is a blatant overreach plain and simple and making FRTs machine guns does require them to redefine what constitutes a machine gun. Cary is a moron.

  • William Carter May 10, 2023, 8:20 pm

    Then using this line of thought (law) an FRT can be used by itself to kill someone. Right? Same line of logic applies to bump stocks as well! Both have been determine to be “machineguns” by and of themselves by the bureaucrats at the BATFE!

    • Stan d. Upnow May 12, 2023, 9:55 am

      Don’t forget the “ghost guns.” They’re so concerned with not tracing a gun recovered from a crime scene, but many guns used in crimes are stolen. When traced, it points to the legal owner. Now, HE’s in trouble, and must prove his innocence( as Nancy Pelosi said) in court after being arrested like a common criminal.

  • bobsyouruncle May 10, 2023, 3:03 pm

    What? Did they run out of criminal gangs, cartels, etc.?

    • paul I'll call you what I want/1st Amendment May 10, 2023, 5:54 pm

      they’re not going after criminals, that would cut out the lefts supporters!

      • bobsyouruncle May 10, 2023, 8:02 pm

        Criminals are dangerous

        • Hondo May 12, 2023, 5:23 pm

          Democrats are dangerous, pretty much the same uncle Bob.

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