It seems that every time you turn around there are liberals that are trying to pass laws that somehow instantly make law-abiding gun owners dangerous criminals.
The way that they have apparently been doing it is to make so many laws that you don’t know what you are guilty of so that they can arrest you for something.
This is the kind of crap that needs to be stopped.
Gun manufacturer Q, LLC of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, received a cease-and-desist letter from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Boston Field Office this summer notifying the company that its popular “Honey Badger Pistol” is really a “firearm” as defined by the National Firearms Act.
Specifically, the ATF said it had “examined” the Honey Badger Pistol and determined it is actually a “short-barreled rifle” and therefore subject to the same regulations governing that class of firearms.
This decision has the potential to turn millions of previously law-abiding gun owners into criminals by decree.
The letter, dated Aug. 3 and made public last week, further informed Q that two additional products, the manufacturer’s Sugar Weasel and Mini Fix models, may also fall under the NFA’s “firearms” category.
The letter explained how the ATF arrived at its conclusion.
“The Honey Badger Pistol is equipped with a proprietary ‘pistol stabilizing base’ accessory made by SB Tactical. The firearm has an overall length of approximately 20-25 inches and a barrel length of approximately 7 inches,” the letter said.
“The objective design features of the Honey Badger firearm, configured with the subject stabilizing brace, indicate the firearm is designed and intended to be fired from the shoulder. Since this firearm also contains a rifled barrel, it meets the definition of a ‘rifle.’ Further, since it has a barrel of less than 16 inches in length, it also meets the definition of a ‘short-barreled rifle’ under the [Gun Control Act] and the NFA.”
The agency’s declaration that Honey Badger Pistol is now classified as a “short-barreled rifle” means the gun is “subject to the registration, transfer, taxation, and possession restrictions regarding these regulated firearms, which include criminal penalties relating to the illegal transfer and possession of said firearms.”
Penalties include prison sentences of up to 10 years and fines of up to $100,000.