BATFEBureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives
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Besides the BATFE, SIG has an Army contract for the new M17 and M18 pistols, and the Army requires them to keep that work separated from the commercial firearms being made in the same plant.
With the advances in CNC machining and polymer molding technologies, forward-thinking gun folks figured this somewhat lenient posture by the BATFE opened opportunities for supplying 80 percent receivers to the firearm DIY enthusiast market.
According to the BATFE from their website, "Generally, a person engaged in gunsmithing requires only a dealer's license (type 01).
BATFE = Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
It seems (or so Eric was told) the BATFE shut down the gunsmithing business and required the 'smith to obtain a manufacturing license as he was now making barrels and not just repairing guns and rifles.
They could not possibly streamline government departments, perhaps, for example, by combining many social programs under one umbrella, or subsuming the BATFE into the FBI.
Prior to the Act, the Attorney General had the responsibility of appointing the Director the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE).
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to prove that the law has saved lives." In actuality the BATFE says it can "in no way vouch for the validity" of the Brady Campaign's claim that the assault weapon law reduced crime.
Any of these actions can lead to BATFE charging you with having an unregistered short-barreled rifle.
Wheeler, according to a 2017 internal memo by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' (BATFE) Chief Operating Officer Richard Turk, suppressors are used in approximately 44 unspecified crimes per year in the U.S.
There's a description floating around on the Internet of an "approved" way to install a paddle magazine catch without drilling the crucial hole but until I see something on letterhead from the BATFE Technical Branch, I'd be very hesitant to do it myself.
4 Mossberg's Model 590 "Nightstick" isn't a pistol, isn't a shotgun and it isn't a rifle--it's a "firearm" according to the BATFE. But it may be just right for your home defense ideas.