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In a not so shocking turn of events, Joe Biden’s presidential transition team has met with ATF Acting Director Regina Lombardo and Associate Deputy Director Marvin Richardson with the goal being to ban pistol braces and 80% lowers. The meeting was a conference call on November 10th, where Biden’s team wanted to find out what the “main priorities” of the ATF were going to be. Lombardo responded by revealing her plan to prohibit pistol braces and 80% lowers.

The ATF has already made an attempt at making pistol braces illegal when they sent a cease and desist letter to multiple companies, including Q LLC who went public with the letter. Due to backlash from the general public, as well as pressure from the Trump administration, the ATF doubled back and granted a 60-day reprieve on their decision.

As you can see the ATF has a track record of trying to trample all over our Second Amendment rights. The main issue is that the rules for the ATF are subjective when it comes to making a judgment on things such as a pistol brace or an 80% lower. It depends on the reviewer who is assigned to evaluate the brace or lower that gets to determine whether it is legal or not. That is too much power for any individual in government to have. There is no set standard that the reviewer must abide by.

They Are Not the Only Ones

We think it is pretty well known that uneducated gun control groups have been trying to dictate what the American public can and can’t have based on their irrational beliefs. California, as well as other state and local jurisdictions, and gun control groups in the United States, have teamed up and filed a lawsuit against the ATF in an attempt to ban 80% firearms throughout the United States (Syracuse v. BATFE). The ATF has previously reviewed and made a determination as to what qualifies as an 80% lower or a “receiver blank.” The ATF has long held that items such as receiver blanks, “castings,” or “machined bodies” in which the fire-control group area is completely solid and un-machined, have not reached the “stage of manufacture” which would result in the classification of a firearm according to the Gun Control Act of 1968.

These gun control groups are challenging the ATF, stating that the ATF’s definition of an 80% lower is wrong and that their subjective definition of an 80% lower is correct. The audacity of these people sees no end. For them to try and dictate what the American public can and can’t have is ludicrous, and I can tell you we will not stand idly by and watch this happen.

80 Percent Arms and the FPC Team Up

We here at 80 Percent Arms have teamed up with the Firearm Policy Coalition to intervene in this lawsuit by filing a motion to intervene. We do not believe that the ATF will represent our interests or the interests of our customers, law-abiding American citizens who like to regularly exercise their rights. In filing this motion to intervene, we will be granted a voice in the proceedings. Due to the fact that the ATF must account for multiple points of view, there is no way they will adequately represent us. Gun control groups are aware of this, which is why they choose to go after the ATF. The ATF will, of course, want to defend themselves and their decisions but they ultimately lose nothing if the court rules against them. This is why we have stepped in.

We have filed this motion in a timely manner and have given absolutely every respect to the federal court system. We are still waiting to hear back from the courts if our motion to intervene will be granted. We promise that we won’t abandon our efforts if, for any reason, we are denied our intervention we have plans to file suit with prejudice. We will sue and fight whoever we need to ensure our rights as American citizens are protected. If gun control advocates get their way, they will not only destroy a thriving American industry but turn law-abiding citizens into criminals.

More detailed information about this lawsuit and our part in it can be found HERE.

What Is an 80% Lower?

At this point, you might be asking yourself, “what is an 80% lower, and why are they so important?” An 80% lower, also known as a receiver blank, is essentially a block of aluminum. As stated earlier, the ATF sees it as a receiver blank until the fire control group pocket (trigger pocket) is milled out. Once the trigger pocket is milled out, it is then classified as a firearm under the Gun Control Act of 1968.

Once you reach this stage there are a few things to consider. Where you live is a huge factor in how you will be building your rifle. There are federal laws in place in regards to 80% lowers, but your local and state laws are what should be reviewed to ensure your compliance. You also need to consider the configuration you wish to make your rifle. If you wish to build a short-barreled rifle, also known as an SBR, you should definitely review the NFA.

Why Are 80% Receivers So Important?

In the past, car companies have tried to make it so you have to go to their mechanics to repair or upgrade your vehicle. The Supreme Court ruled that unconstitutional. They explained that once you purchase a vehicle, it is yours to do with whatever you want within the confines of the law. The same goes for firearms, once it is my property, I have every right to modify it, so long as I obey the law. When I was growing up, I used to rebuild motorcycles with my dad. We would find a good frame, build an engine, get the drivetrain working. I still remember the pride we shared in our work at the end of every project. I did the same thing with my uncle, but we built firearms. Finding a high-quality receiver, getting an awesome lower parts kit, and choosing a barrel with the right twist to it. Then hitting the range and enjoying your hard work. That is a true American hobby.

Simply being able to build your own rifle from scratch isn’t what makes an 80% lower so important. Throughout most of the country, so long as you have no intent to sell your rifle, you do not need to serialize your lower once built. This means the government has no record of your ownership. Gun control groups try to persuade the public that this is a terrible thing. It isn’t. History has shown us time and again that a national firearm registry can be used for nefarious purposes. Possibly the most infamous example came when Hitler used Germany’s national firearm registry to persecute his political opponents and anyone else he deemed a threat. Thinking of the past reminds me of a saying by philosopher George Santayana, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

How Can You Help?

I am sure you are wondering what you can do to help us in this fight. I promise you, you are not helpless.

The FPC has a grassroots membership program to join them in their fight to preserve our liberties. If a monthly donation is not an option for you do not worry, they also accept one-time donations, as well as have a merchandise store where all proceeds go to supporting their efforts.

Another way to fight back is to visit our site and stock up on everything 80% related today! Build to your heart’s content and show gun grabbers that they will never take away our rights! Your continued support of not only us and the FPC but the firearms industry collectively helps fuel our fight against those that would wish to strip us of our inalienable rights.

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Jojodmonkey
Jojodmonkey
2 months ago

If you haven’t figured out by now, that Barr is a corrupt, criminal, traitor to the United States of America and to the Constitution that governs our once great nation, then your are part of the problem!
Very soon “We the People” will correct this problem and put EVERY democrat in our nation in the bowels of hell where they belong!!!!

Christine Foss
Christine Foss
2 months ago
Reply to  Jojodmonkey

I’m sorry but I totally disagree with you about Barr! He works very quietly and keeps his mouth shut unless absolutely necessary!

Paul
Paul
2 months ago
Reply to  Christine Foss

I think they are under cutting Barr sometimes too like some of the rinos and others are under cutting Trump. Just my opinion. I think Barr is pretty good on most everything by listening to him on Mark Levin show and other times I heard him talk.

John 3:16
John 3:16
2 months ago
Reply to  Paul

He is just as corrupt as the rest of them I would hang them all for treason

West
West
2 months ago
Reply to  Paul

Barr talks a good talk, but does nothing or the bare minimum. He, the DOJ and the FBI knew about Hunter Biden’s laptop and incriminating emails for a year and did nothing and kept it secret from the American people. That news would have impacted this election greatly in favor of Trump and nothing was said or done. The Durham report, what happened? Again, Barr stated he would make things known AFTER the election, why after? The American people needed to finally hear the truth and have some exoneration before the election. None to date. The FBI appeases by stating they will look into or start an investigation, but rarely follows through on serious matters. Sorry to say, but I feel they are all avoiding tough decisions and very corrupt!

Jim Pierce
Jim Pierce
2 months ago
Reply to  West

Point very well taken. Barr is somewhat a mystery. The Biden laptop is somewhat of a mystery. If there is in fact evidence of child porn and child abuse it should have been acted on immediately in my opinion.

Dillon Murphy
Dillon Murphy
1 month ago
Reply to  Jim Pierce

Rudy has the contents.

DG-WTF
DG-WTF
2 months ago
Reply to  West

The Durham Report — Durham and his family got death threats and he backed down

catherine
catherine
2 months ago
Reply to  DG-WTF

I believe that! I could NOT write one comment on Seattle’s new “law” that it’s OK to steal if you are hungry and poor. I wrote a “bot” on every comment according to “them”.

v steve
v steve
2 months ago
Reply to  Christine Foss

William Barr endorsed Michael Bloomberg’s nationwide gun confiscation and registration. 

John 3:16
John 3:16
2 months ago
Reply to  v steve

Yes hang him

John 3:16
John 3:16
2 months ago
Reply to  Christine Foss

And that is your opinion. But Barr is corrupt if he wasn’t Bozo joe would be in prison awaiting trial. To determine what punishment he deserves hanging or the firing squad. You just keep telling yourself how good you believe these tyrants to be are. This is AMERICA and if you think WE THE PEOPLE are going to stand by and do nothing. The whole government is corrupt for far to long. Time to thin out the Hurd once and for all. They have so much evidence of the corruption our government is involved in and nothing is being done. If I was President Trump I would give everyone their wish I would shut down the whole country of the United States and I mean everything police hospitals Stores everything for 2 months those who survive after that can have their rights and freedoms back and then there are those who won’t make it well too bad. Like the Wild West. This way we could legally hang these tyrants and make a difference. Anyhow chew on that for awhile. And stop putting your faith in corrupt politicians. Get back to GOD AND HIS SON JESUS.

m b
m b
1 month ago
Reply to  John 3:16

I pray daily that the anti-Constitution types in Congress and their buddies in big tech all suffer famine and ruin all the remainder of their days and shall forever NEVER dwell in the House of the LORD….

william hopkins
william hopkins
2 months ago
Reply to  Christine Foss

. . . . Yeah, right, just like Jeff Sessions did ! . . What has he done so far ? . . Barr has either been threatened or he is complicit in covering up for the democrats and their cronies ! . . I believe his job has been to run out the clock with high expectations and trust by well-meaning Americans until the 2020 CHEAT ELECTION, then he says he’s seen no evidence of voter fraud ? . . . Really ??? . . .and you still trust him ???

Bob
Bob
2 months ago
Reply to  Christine Foss

Get your head out of the sand. The trees are in your way to see the forest.

Rick
Rick
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob

Bob LMAO that is the silliest post I have seen since “Obama was a good president” (which we ALL know is horseshit)

D MacKAY
D MacKAY
2 months ago
Reply to  Jojodmonkey

Where is Barr’s name in the article? – it’s about Biden’s team meeting with the ATF?

James I corcoran
James I corcoran
2 months ago
Reply to  D MacKAY

totall click bait headline

vladimir
vladimir
2 months ago
Reply to  Jojodmonkey

globalist $oro$ puppet candy bar replaced globalist $oro$ puppet candy sessions . . . . .

John 3:16
John 3:16
2 months ago
Reply to  vladimir

Yes I agree hang them all

Patricia Doran
Patricia Doran
2 months ago
Reply to  Jojodmonkey

Barr is not a democrat-was appointed originally by 41–but where in this article does it talk about Barr??? I must be missing something.

Rick
Rick
1 month ago
Reply to  Patricia Doran

They Cannot Keep their lines straight, Patricia….. too many of those hollywierd drugs

John 3:16
John 3:16
2 months ago
Reply to  Jojodmonkey

Amen that is where these tyrants belong in HELL

DG-WTF
DG-WTF
2 months ago
Reply to  Jojodmonkey

No he hasn’t , no he Isn’t -he Has done a lot of good for Trump- He was following the law – It was the corrupt FBI that hid the Hunter hard drive until that computer shop owner went public – Because it then became an ‘Ongoing investigation’ at that time, Barr was not able to make it public

catherine
catherine
2 months ago
Reply to  DG-WTF

WHY NOT?

catherine
catherine
2 months ago
Reply to  Jojodmonkey

Why wasn’t your comment a bot.? ALL of mine were.

ChazD
ChazD
1 month ago
Reply to  Jojodmonkey

Barr is a lawyer – need one say any more? Though some lawyers are trustworthy people, those who enter the political arena can turn out to be a wolf in sheep’s clothing, especially trial lawyers. Their livelihood requires them to be good actors. They talk tough to opposing counsel then after the dust settles – win or lose – you’ll find them in some bar toasting their success as they count the pile of money they made off their clients.

Thomas Blackwell
Thomas Blackwell
2 months ago

The one thing about that scares me more than anything is, if biden/harris (NOT THE PRESIDENT ELECT) until the electoral college meets and so declares. But if biden/harris are given a full report on the National Security briefings will he immediately pass them onto China and Russia? if he does there should be major repercussions.

FRANCES HIXENBAUGH
FRANCES HIXENBAUGH
2 months ago

THOMAS, IF BIDEN IS DECLARED POTUS BY THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE, HE’LL PROBABLY IMMEDIATELY HAVE A STROKE===COURTESY THE C.I.A.—SINCE THEY CAN CAUSE EVERYTHING ELSE FROM EARTH QUAKES, TO PLANE AND CAR CRASHES, TO MIND CONTROL, TO DESTABILIZATION OF OVER 93 NATIONS,…! GIVING JOE A STROKE POST SWEARING IN WOULD THEN PUT KAMILLIARY IN THE OVAL OFFICE. BUT IF SAID WITCH IMAGINES SHE’S GONNA’ RULE THIS COUNTRY, SHE’S SMOKIN’ DOPE. DEEP STATE/SOROS/NEW WORLD ORDER—WILL SIT HER DOWN, TELL HER TO SHUT HER $%^&&u** MOUTH IF SHE KNOWS WHAT’S GOOD FOR HER, AND SHE’LL COMPLY. NO WOMAN WILL EVER GOVERN THIS COUNTRY AND PARTICULARLY NOOO BLACK WOMAN. WE’VE HAD EXPERIENCE WITH BLACK SOCIALISTS/TRAITORS, VIA #44. AS FOR BARR, I DON’T KNOW WHAT HIS GAME IS UNLESS THE BUSH HAS GOTTEN TO HIM. THE BUSHES AND CLINTONS WERE IN BED TOGETHER, AS WERE THE BUSHES AND HINKLEYS. RONNIE HAD TO GO. HE WAS INVESTIGATING A BANK FOR MONEY LAUNDERING, AND YOU KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY! BUT I DIGRESS! I PRAY FOR THIS NATION, FOR CHINA PROBABLY ALREADY HAS ALL OF OUR INFO, SINCE HILLIARY LEFT HER SYSTEM OPEN FOR HACKING. BUT AGAIN, I DIGRESS!

vladimir
vladimir
2 months ago

globalist $oro$ puppet, chester the molester biden will do all the globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ and globalist puppet cia CRIMINAL organisation orders him to do, globalist puppet chester the molester is indebted to them for using their voter fraud to appoint him !

catherine
catherine
2 months ago

Like their deaths!

paul st
paul st
2 months ago

If you do not help Trump . Biden and Harris will come after you and your Guns . NO one will start a War . Harris and Biden will just take what they want .

demarree1
demarree1
2 months ago
Reply to  paul st

I am locked and loaded, so if they come for my guns they will get them, Bullets First!!

v steve
v steve
2 months ago
Reply to  demarree1

It’s to late to do anything the day they decide to come for guns. You should have done something before that. You are only fooling yourself if you think your gong to stop them from taking your guns.

Alan L Patrick
Alan L Patrick
2 months ago
Reply to  v steve

They would have to find them first, then they would have to get past the Guards to get at them. My guards are not friendly and they Do bite. If not treated shortly after being bitten they won’t take Anymore firearms from anyone again. Be Ready for anything people, I damn sure am ready and they won’t know what bit them…..

Dwight M McMillian
Dwight M McMillian
2 months ago
Reply to  Alan L Patrick

we are ready i only have one shit eating dog BUT HE LOVES SHIT EATING DEMS

Dwight M McMillian
Dwight M McMillian
2 months ago
Reply to  demarree1

Right on lets roll

Motorbandit
Motorbandit
1 month ago
Reply to  demarree1

We Patriots are 100% ready,willing and able to take back our Republic. Let’s see how the establishment likes some of their own tactics used against a biden/ harris administration. The next 4 years will make antifa/blm riots look like kintergarden play
MAGA 2020 USA

catherine
catherine
2 months ago
Reply to  paul st

But, that should start a war, NO?