This was shared from our industry friends at 80 percent arms. We believe they did a great job explaining some key points of what is expected after August 9th 2022 and going forward.
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are dedicated and proud supporters of everything 2nd Amendment, but we
are not lawyers. Before you take what you read here and run with it, you
will want to double-check the official statements from the White House,
Department of Justice, ATF and or the Federal Register. Make sure you
are up to date on any special regulations that may apply to you and your
situation. Gun laws are always changing and always do your part to stay
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such. Make sure to do your own research as you and you alone are
responsible for your own actions.
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On April 11th, 2022, President Biden held a large press conference at
the White House announcing the finalized ruling of the ATF’s new
proposed rule making 2021R-05F which stands to change the entire 80
percent and firearms industry as we know it. This rule was written with
the purpose of banning 80 lower receivers and 80 lower jigs in just 120
days from the publish date. In the meantime, you are still allowed to
purchase these products.
We are working with leaders in the industry as well as our legal team to fight this unprecedented rule
that completely hijacked our legal system and bypassed the formal
process of how legislation should be created. We will be mounting a
robust legal challenge to this executive overreach, and 100% of every
dollar spent on our website in the coming months will help cover the
very significant legal costs involved with taking on the federal
government in court. Please check back often for updates to our site and
keep up with our upcoming blogs.
There’s a lot of information for all sides so what we’ve done is create
the most comprehensive and complete breakdown you’ll find online on
this topic and related news. First, know where to find the official
documentation and releases from the government.
2021R-05F — The final rule version signed by Attorney General Merrick Garland.
White House Fact Sheet — Released April 11, 2022
Federal Register — A Guide to the Rulemaking Process.
Federal Register Summary of 2021R-05 —
This is where everyone submitted over 290,000 public comments in
response to the proposed ruling between May 21 and August 19, 2021.
ATF Summary of Final Rule 2021R-05F
— Now that the rulemaking has been officially finalized, notice that
the rule’s name designation has now added the letter ‘F’ at the end of
ATF Releases Schedule for NPRM
— To understand and see the build up to what we’re currently dealing
It’s a lot of information to digest, we know. Take your time slowly
studying all of this and familiarizing yourself with the current
situation that we’re in. The main point to note is that there are a lot
of legal definitions that will change the way firearm parts are
Namely, 80 percent lower receivers and frames (the ATF refers to them
in this document as partially complete, disassembled, or nonfunctional
frames or receivers, including frame or receiver parts kits) would have
to be serialized and require a background check in order to be legally
sold to consumers. Similar to how most handguns bought from a gun store
will show the serial number engraved on the frame, barrel and slide -
upper receivers for all AR platforms will have to be serialized as well
(unless they are mated with a grandfathered lower). This means that
future purchases would require background checks for even just an upper -
which could invite further regulation soon after for complete upper
With regard to silencers, the requirement to be serialized on the outer
tube was further emphasized potentially due to the increasing
popularity of solvent traps and DIY suppressor builds in recent years.
Essentially, the ATF wants to make sure gun owners are going through
them and filing the proper Forms to comply with the National Firearms
Lastly, the definition of gunsmith was seemingly clarified that it
would not require licensed gunsmith dealers (Type 01) to be relicensed
as manufacturers (Type 07). Additionally, the original ATF Ruling 2010-10 would not be superseded.
This is our complete breakdown of the 2021R-05F which as the ATF’s
document reads… will completely upend the firearms industry as we
currently know it. We’ve often talked about Hong Kong, Australian and
Canadian history of gun confiscations, buybacks, the loss or lack of the
right to own or make firearms in our newsletter. Allowing this ruling
to go completely unchallenged would be the gateway for a worst case
scenario to happen in our country as well for 2A rights.
Below we’ve broken down the complete 364 page document from the ATF and
given additional information to explain what each section in the
document is talking about and have refuted some points as well. You can
expect us to have additional blogs doing a deeper dive on some of these
ATF’s own summary reads as: “The DOJ is amending the ATF regulations to
remove and replace existing regulatory/legal definitions of what a
‘firearm frame or receiver’ and ‘frame or receiver’ is because the
current regulations fail to capture the full meaning of those terms.”
DOJ is also amending the following ATF definitions (due to advancements in firearms technology):
-Complete muffler or silencer device
-Multi-piece frame or receiver
-Privately Made Firearm
-What parts would be considered as “readily convertible”
Effective date: 120 days from April 11th AKA August 9th, 2022
A couple things to note about their table of contents is that there are
more federal codes being revised that were talked about in the
document. However, it isn’t mentioned in the table of contents. The
document was strategically designed to be long and difficult to
In this section, the ATF justifies why we need any of this new
regulatory action at all. Their main argument is that current laws do
not aptly regulate firearms that have supposedly changed drastically
since the Gun Control Act of 1968 was first enacted due to technological
Expect several repetitions of the same or similar information
throughout the whole document. In this section some information is
repeated from the previous section but it basically presents some brief
definitions again along with a timeline of events since 2021R-05 was
first proposed as a new rule for the DOJ to consider. Another
justification for these new rules is that as many as 45,240 privately
made firearms had been recovered by law enforcement and reported to the
ATF over the past six years. That’s a convenient metric for the ATF to
use when the agency started in 2020 to include normal guns that were
bought and not built with their serial numbers scratched off as “ghost
guns” as well.
Although one of the last sections of this document already includes the
finalized definitions of the NPRM, this long section presents the
definitions that were initially suggested back in May of 2021.
Thanks to many firearms enthusiasts and industry professionals’
comments to the Federal Register, the ATF had hundreds of thousands of
comments and issues to sincerely consider. In this section, some clarity
is offered to a select amount of questions although many of the
comments that were selected are basically being refuted by the ATF’s
Extra definitions can be found here which are not mentioned in the beginning of document:
-Importer’s or manufacturer’s serial number
-Marking requirements for firearms
-Effect on prior ATF rulings and procedures
Along with changes to several federal codes not listed in the table of
contents, these are the executive orders and statutes that were referred
to in this section.
Executive Order 12866: Concerns regulatory impact requiring
cost benefit analysis of any significant regulatory changes. Was
originally signed by President Clinton.
Executive Order 13563: An update and affirmation to the regulatory impact analysis (from EO 12866) originally signed by President Obama.
Executive Order 13132: Concerns federalism and was signed by
President Clinton to guarantee the Constitution’s division of
governmental responsibilities between the federal government and the
states. It also furthered the policies of the Unfunded Mandates Reform
Executive Order 12988: Concerns Civil Justice Reform and was signed by President Clinton.
Regulatory Flexibility Act — was originally passed in 1980 to
establish a principle of regulatory issuance for agencies to follow. To
achieve this, agencies were required to solicit and consider flexible
regulatory proposals and explain the rationale for their actions in
order to be given serious consideration.
Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 —
Originally passed because the small business community expressed that
there were too many federal regulations which were complex and too
expensive to implement. Under this act, small businesses were given
assistance in understanding and complying with regulations. Small
businesses were given a voice with regard to development of new
regulations and the penalty for failing to comply with certain
regulations was also reduced.
Congressional Review Act — A tool that Congress can use to
overturn certain federal agency actions. This tool was gained through
the enactment of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 — In an effort to reduce the
burden of paperwork required by the federal government imposed on
private businesses and citizens, this act imposed some procedural
requirements on agencies that wished to collect information from the
-Includes new definitions once more
-Appendices with figures and visual examples
-More federal codes revised
-Firearms Importer or Manufacturer Acquisition and Disposition Record
-Armor Piercing Ammunition Importer or Manufacturer Disposition Record
-Firearms Collector Acquisition and Disposition Record
If you made it to this part of the blog, you can certainly buy more 80
lowers up until the new regulations go into effect on August 9, 2022,
and that will significantly help us in the fight against this tyranny
from the federal government. The litigation to fight the Biden
Administration’s DOJ will be extremely expensive, but it’s the right
thing for us to do. We thank you for your past support and for your
continued support during this battle. Please also consider financially
supporting other organizations that are on the legal front lines fighting
for your 2A Rights:
Donate to the Firearms Policy Coalition.
Join Gun Owners of America (they also have a great newsletter).
Join the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
Of course, there’s always getting in touch with your elected officials.
Be it your congressman or woman, senator or a local mayor — only you
can hold them accountable as a voter. Just don’t be surprised if you
receive a templated, automatic response from their office.
Governor Newsom has until Sunday, October 13 to take action on anti-gun bills awaiting his consideration. Continue
to contact Governor Newsom and respectfully urge him to VETO AB 12, AB
61, AB 879, AB 893, AB 1254, AB 1297, AB 1669, SB 61 and SB 172.
Call Governor Newsom - (916) 445-2841
AUSTIN, Texas (April 23, 2019) – Last week, a Texas
House committee unanimously passed a bill that would decriminalize
firearm sound suppressors under state law and end state enforcement of
federal laws regulating them in the state.
We at E P Armory are angered and saddened by the tragic events in
Parkland Florida. The actions of one person can have huge impacts on
so many levels.
We have just as much anger though for the media, anti gun groups
and politicians skating through the blood of those who were killed
only to make a new attempt to strip the freedoms we and so many love.
Not only to exercise their right to bear arms but be able to defend
themselves from the possible attackers like the one in Parkland.
Stripping one right only leads to another. We support and respect the
Second Amendment, and we recognize and appreciate that the vast
majority of gun owners in this country are responsible, law-abiding
citizens. The few who are not are the true problem, as well as
federal law enforcement who knowingly fail to identifying them before
incidents like this happen.
Gun violence is not an epidemic. The true epidemic is the
government inability to enforce the rights of its people, rather they
attempt to remove them in the name of safety or feelings. People
would rather look the other way or believe someone else will act when
a individual maybe not mentally stable. Liberal thinking and the
unwillingness to speak up has caused much more harm to our society.
The morals of our great nation are being squashed because the news
media, social media and celebrities pushing the agenda of equality
are being twisted into obliviousness than anything else. Being
unaware, unprepared or oblivious is what makes targets dead.
Now we have large store chains such as Dick's, Walmart, Kroeger
and more saying they will not sell AR15 style rifles anymore or
anything gun related to any person under the age of 21. This is only
better for the small mom and pop shops that have had to attempt to
compete with the purchasing power they held. As far as those stores I
hope they restock those shelves with Tide soap pods.
The owners of E P Armory and its employees are sick and tired of
the “gun” always being the center of attention rather than the
mental health or the citizen who said nothing before the incident.
Those who the media always seem to find for interview always say “the
gun was the problem”.
As always, the employees of E P Armory will be making quality
components for any and all semi auto platform rifle or pistol. We
will continue to sell to any and all civilians of legal age ammo or
center fired semi automatic rifle. We will fill the gap wherever it
is needed and service the people no matter what the opposition
attempts to shove in our direction. We will not let the media or
political agenda sway us in any way that could impose our beliefs or
those of anybody else on our customers and neither should any
business. The idea that these few businesses could have an impact on
the demand for a product is rather ridiculous. If people want to
consume a product they will buy it elsewhere or build it themselves.
We will gladly help them.
CEO- EP Arms LLC
A gunman set off fire alarms at a Florida high
school Wednesday afternoon, luring hundreds of students out of their
classrooms so he could open fire with a semi-automatic AR-15 assault
After firing several rounds, the shooting suspect, identified as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz,
dropped his weapon and hid among the crowd as authorities evacuated
students and faculty members from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
in Parkland, Florida.
Police captured Cruz over an hour later in Coral
Springs, located about a mile away. He was taken to a local hospital and
then released into police custody.
At least 17 people were killed and several others were
wounded in the shooting, officials said. Cruz was charged Thursday with
17 counts of premeditated murder.
Below is a timeline of events that detail how the shooting unfolded.
An Uber car dropped off Cruz at the school at
approximately 2:19 P.M., Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel revealed at
a news conference Thursday afternoon.
"The suspect entered the east stairwell, that's
building 12, with a rifle inside a black soft case," he said. "The
suspect exited the stairwell [and] pulled the rifle out of the case."
Cruz, according to Israel, then "readied his rifle and
began shooting into rooms 1215, 1216, 1214. He went back to 1216, back
to 1215 and then to 1213."
Cruz, he revealed, "took the west stairwell to the
second floor," where he shot one person in room 1234. The gunfire lasted
a three-minute span, according to the sheriff.
Israel said Cruz "took the east stairwell to the third floor. He dropped his rifle and backpack [and] ran down the stairs."
Cruz eventually left the building with others who were
trying to escape. He ran towards the tennis courts and then took a
southbound turn, the sheriff said.
After the shooting, Cruz went to a Walmart and
purchased a drink at a Subway before leaving the Walmart, according to
Israel, though he couldn't give an exact time this occurred. Cruz then
headed to a McDonald's and "sat down for a short period of time."
Students were allegedly texting about a shooter at the school.
WSVN, a local news station, reported that there were at least five people injured at the school.
The sheriff’s office warned the public to “avoid the
area of Stoneman Douglas HS” as authorities investigated reports of an
Cruz left McDonald's at exactly 3:01 p.m., according to Israel.
The sheriff’s office tweeted the shooter was still at large.
Broward Schools said the school was on lockdown after students and faculty heard what sounded like gunfire.
Broward Schools began dismissing students from the school.
“We are receiving reports of possible multiple injuries,” the school
district tweeted. “Law enforcement and the District’s Special
Investigative Unit are currently on site.”
A Coconut Creek police officer detained Cruz in Coral
Springs, located about a mile away from the school, and he was "taken
into custody without incident," Israel said.
The suspected shooter was taken to a local hospital.
Israel confirmed the shooter was not a current student at Stoneman Douglas High School.
Students began to reunite with their parents.
Trump urges the public to always report suspicious behavior to authorities.
Trump addressed the nation, describing the incident as a “scene of terrible violence, hatred, and evil."
He vowed to work with state and local leaders to help “secure our schools and tackle the difficult issue of mental health.”
Cruz appeared in court on 17 counts of murder. The judge ordered him to be held without bond.
ONCE AGAIN MAKING A
LEGAL GUN ILLEGAL WITH 1989 AW BAN
MAKING YOU REGISTER
YOUR WEAPON WITH THE GOVERNMENT
TAKING AWAY SAFE
MAKING THE WEAPON
ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO SAFELY CLEAR
TAXATION IS THEFT. I ALREADY PAID TAXES
MAKES LEGAL WEAPONS
FELONY CAPABLE CHARGES
DOES NOTHING TO
NEUTERS LAW ABIDING
BEING CHARGED FOR THIS CRIME
REMOVES YOUR 2ND
SB1235- BACKGROUND CHECK FOR AMMO JULY 1ST 2019
JUST LIKE A "FSC" (FIREARMS SAFETY CARD) YOU WILL BE TAXED
AGAIN TO COMPLY
YOU WILL BE REGULATED ON PURCHASE AMOUNTS
YOU WILL BE REGULATED ON POSSESSION AMOUNTS
YOU COULD BE DELAYED CAUSING THE SALE TO BE HELD
YOU COULD BE DENIED FOR UNKNOWN REASONS
DOJ WEBSITES ARE UNRELIABLE AND GO DOWN ROUTINELY
YOU WILL BE ADDED TO A GOVERNMENT DATABASE
ROUTINELY GOVERNMENT WEBSITES DUMP PERSONAL INFORMATION
SELLING IS ILLEGAL
GIFTING IS ILLEGAL
FINDING IS ILLEGAL
VENDORS ARE TAXED
SB 1446- BANNING STANDARD CAPACITY OVER 10 ROUNDS BY
JULY 1ST 2017
GIFTING, MANUFACTURING, SELLING, FINDING, LOANING, A MISDEMEANOR OR
DOES NOT ONE DAMN
THING TO PERPETRATORS COMMITTING CRIME
RULING ABOUT GRANDFATHERED MAGAZINES
BEING CHARGED FOR THIS CRIME REMOVES YOUR 2ND RIGHTS
BE DESTROYED, TURNED IN, OR CONVERTED
AB1511- NO MORE
GUN LENDING TO NON FAMILY MEMBERS JAN 1ST 2019
THIS KILLS CUB
SCOUTS AND 4H CLUBS WHICH TEACH GUN SAFETY.
DOJ FEES NEEDED TO
LEND DUE TO FSC NEEDED” FAMILY MEMBERS”
BILLS HAVE NO GUN KNOWLEDGE
AB 1695-ILLEGAL TO FALSELY REPORT A LOST OR STOLEN GUN. JAN
THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN
ILLEGAL FALSE REPORTING (CA PENAL CODE 148.5)
THIS NOW TAKES YOUR
GUN RIGHTS AWAY IF CONVICTED OR CHARGED
AB 857- GHOST GUN REGISTRATION AND/OR OUTLAW JULY 1ST
YOU CAN STILL BUY BUT MUST FINISH PRE JULY 1ST 2018 TO NOT REGISTER
AFTER JULY 1ST YOU MUST APPLY TO MANUFACTURE
YOU MUST PAY A REGISTRATION TAX/FEE TO CA DOJ
SERIALIZATION HAS ATF REQUIREMENTS: (DEPTHS OF ENGRAVING,
MANUFACTURER, COUNTRY, CITY, STATE, MODEL, CALIBER
AB1673- CLASSIFYING A NON FIREARM (80%) INTO FIREARM – VETOED
ONLY RATIONAL THINKING THAT PRICK DOES TO GUNMAGGEDDON
LOWES WOULD BE FINED
HOME DEPOT WOULD BE FINED
STEEL MILLS AND METAL MANUFACTURERS FINED
SHOVELS OUTLAWED – AFGHAN KID MAKES AK OUT OF SHOVEL
PIPE OUTLAWED – SLAM GUN (SHOTGUN)
GIPSON (AUTHOR) IS A DOUCHEBAG ASSHOLE
PROP 63- SAFETY FOR ALL ACT – PART OF THE SHOTGUN LAW BLITZKRIEG
THIS PROP WAS USED TO CONGEST PRO GUN CITIZENS, ATTORNEYS AND
LEGISLATORS INTO HAVING SO MANY FRONTS TO BATTLE THAT NOT ALL COULD
BE COVERED AS NEEDED. THIS IS WHY SO MANY AB AND SB LAWS WERE ABLE TO
MAKE IT EASILY ONTO J. BROWNS DESK WITHOUT RESISTANCE.
GAVIN NEWSOME IS A DOUCHEBAG AND SCREWED HIS CAMPAIGN MANAGERS WIFE.
GAVIN NEWSOME CHIEF SPOKESMAN OF PUBLIC RELATIONS ADMITTED TO USING
TROLL ACCOUNTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR POLITICAL POSTS AND ARGUING
WITHOUT OPPOSITION NEWSOME WILL GAIN THE CA GOVERNORS SEAT SCREWING
MORE THAN HIS CAMPAIGN MANAGERS WIFE. YOU ALL GET SCREWED THEN AS
( Copy and Paste direct from the Ca DOJ website.) I have highlighted some problematic areas............
Pursuant to Assembly Bill 1135 (Stats. 2016, ch. 40) and Senate Bill
880 (Stats. 2016, ch. 48) effective January 1, 2017, the definition of
assault weapon is revised.
These bills will require that any person who, from January 1, 2001,
to December 31, 2016, inclusive, lawfully possessed an assault weapon
that does not have a fixed magazine, as defined in Penal Code section
30515, including those weapons with an ammunition feeding device that
can be readily removed from the firearm with the use of a tool, shall
register the firearm before January 1, 2018, but not before the
effective date of the regulations adopted by the DOJ.
These bills will also require registrations to be submitted
electronically via the Internet utilizing a public-facing application
made available by the DOJ. These bills will require the registration to
contain specified information, including, but not limited to, a
description of the firearm that identifies it uniquely and specified
information about the registrant. These bills will permit the Department
to charge a fee of up to $15 per person for registration through the
Internet, not to exceed the reasonable processing costs of the
Department to be paid and deposited, as specified, for purposes of the
registration program. These bills will require the Department to adopt
regulations for the purpose of implementing those provisions and will
exempt those regulations from the Administrative Procedure Act. These
bills will also make technical and conforming changes.
Assembly Bill 1135 and Senate Bill 880 also define the meaning of
"fixed magazine" to mean an ammunition feeding device contained in, or
permanently attached to, a firearm in such a manner that the device
cannot be removed without disassembly of the firearm action.
This new legislation closes the "bullet button" loop hole and categorizes "bullet button" firearms as assault weapons.
Find out more about Assembly Bill 1135 and Senate Bill 880
UPDATE AS OF
Mon Jun 19 2017 20:58:11 GMT-0700 (PDT)
: The ability to register an
Assault Weapon pursuant to Assembly Bill 1135 and Senate Bill 880, is
not yet available. Pursuant to AB 1135 and SB 880, Assault Weapon
registration regulations must be effective before any registrations can
take place. At this time, the regulations are still pending, however
they should be effective in the very near future. Please continue to
check the Bureau of Firearms website for updates.