The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the BATFE or ATF, recently reclassified the Honey Badger Pistol as a short-barreled rifle, or SBR, and issued a cease and desist to Q, the company that makes it.. No formal reason was included with the initial letter sent on August 3, leaving gun owners and gun manufacturers alike confused and understandably angry. In early October, NRA-ILA alerted gun owners to an ATF decision regarding firearm manufacturer Q LLC’s Honey Badger pistol. The ATF’s letter notified Q that the Honey Badger pistol is now considered a Short barreled rifle (SBR) and ordered them to immediately cease production of the firearm unless it is registered on an ATF Form 2, declaring that they are manufacturing an NFA weapon. In response, Q has ceased all production of the Honey Badger Pistol, and submitted a comprehensive letter to ATF and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) stating why they disagree with this classification. Q’s Letter To Customers Concerning the Recent ATF Decision. they arbitrarily came up with an administrative order they “felt” should be law and tried to make it so. along wiht Seth Rich, that newspaper guy whose Mercedes suddnly went nuts down in LA, I’d also think Julian Assange, though not quite yet actually dead, is being steadily pushed in that direction. S Arkancide is stil a… Read more ». As a result of the ATF’s illegal actions, there is a 60-day suspension regarding the Honey Badger pistol. Trump’s main mistake in this was acting like a businessman rather than a politician, Business doctrine when taking on a new position is to watch how the people work before making changes. GOA actively worked to prevent the appointment of Chuck Canterbury. In the letter, the ATF considers the Honey Badger as a short-barreled rifle (SBR). Several sources have been willing to talk, off the record, about what is going on in the ATF. They claimed the Firearms and Technology Division determined the firearm is a short-barreled rifle. Biden will be declared unfit to “lead” and Camel Toe Harris will become the dictatorial bitch president. leftists always want to control citizens and that is antithetical to the American way, pick any topic. This determination subjects the firearm to special restrictions under the National Firearms Act (NFA). They state Associate Director Marvin Richardson believes pistol braces “violate the NFA”. And, miracle of miracles, for the first time in recorded history, we see a photo of someone at least pretending to use that brace as a brace! This means the pistol now falls under the purview of the National Firearms Act (1934), as do machine guns, suppressors, and SBRs. Thus they limint who can work on the firearms.… Read more ». It seems that the bats are using this insignificant difference to re-con-screw “the intent” of its use to become a “shoulder stock” rather than an “arm brace”. A letter penned by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla, and co-signed by six other lawmakers called out Attorney General William Barr and ATF Acting Director Regina Lombardo for crafting “secret rules” restricting the possession of certain pistol braces. The 7″ 300 BLK Honey Badger® is now available with our proprietary Pistol Stabilizing Brace®, made for Q® by our friends at SB Tactical™. From Giffords press release: “Regina Lombardo is a career special agent who has served our country at ATF for over 25 years. It was claimed Associate Deputy Director Marvin Richardson was quite upset with John Crump's AmmoLand article. ort of like what happens when one descends the rabbit hole. I’m fine with maintaining some sort of database that will serve as an objective resource to determine whether prohibited persons are attempting to procure firearms. In addition, the ATF is asking Q to submit examples of their Sugar Weasel and Mini Fix firearms, which also have pistol stabilizing braces, for review, saying, “Based on the product description on your website, ATF believes these firearms are designed and intended to be fired from the shoulder and may be classified as a short-barreled rifle under the GCA and NFA.". None were willing to be quoted. All Rights Reserved. The level of corruption is blatantly undermined by the media because they are too part of the problem, and as usual, there will be people that not matter what, they will blame President Trump for everything, even do these people involved in corruption are people inherited from other administrations. Or should, if you have half a brain. Get Guns.com offers and news, Need Help?service@guns.comCall (866)582-4867, PO Box 1131 13800 Nicollet Blvd Burnsville, MN 55337 ©2019 Guns.com. But that can be done in an unobtrusive and liberty-suporting way. and NOWHERE in the several differne t editions of the US COnstituion that I have whtin reach as I sit here and type can I find ANY source of basis for ANY agency in FedGov having ANY authority over any of the three A, T, or F. Or even E. Sy WHY do we tolerate this unconstitutoinal usurpatioin of power? In the article, sources inside the ATF state Acting Director Regina Lombardo is “not loyal to the president”. In the meantime, and in an effort to keep HBP owners out of the ATF's crosshairs, Q is encouraging owners to take one of the following steps: Remove the barreled upper receiver from the lower receiver and dedicate it as a replacement for another AR-style pistol or registered short-barreled rifle; or The job I mean. As for The ATF who knows, but I do know that The Stamp system works, and if u want 2 play u have 2 pay. In a letter sent to lawyers representing Q, LLC it is indicated that the Department of Justice is now reviewing the “applicability of the National Firearms Act to the manufacture and transfer of the model ‘Honey Badger Pistol' firearm.”, In a letter posted on Q's website they explain that they believe this suspension to be, “an effort to put manufacturers, distributors, and consumers at ease, and to postpone the issue past the presidential election in hopes that a new administration will take a different view.”, Q, LLC will not resume manufacturing the Honey Badger Pistol until a definitive decision has been made by the ATF regarding the Honey Badger Pistol, “as the ATF could arbitrarily withdraw the suspension at any time.”. Perhaps this Honey Badger madness will be a big enough clue that she is incompetent and/or corrupt, or both. A strong, reform-minded director of the ATF is needed to change the organizational mindset. As someone who has studied bureaucratic dynamics for years, it appears ATF is being obstructionist, waiting out the election. working in government, they lose touch with reality. Brietbart News reported that the ATF sent Q a Cease & Desist letter, dated August 3, 2020, announcing a reclassification of Q’s Honey Badger Pistol as a short barrel rifle (SBR). Those who are voting for trump are voting for trump I seriously doubt any ATF decision’s or attempts of banning braces calling it instead an SBR (honey badger) will affect the outcome of the general public’s presidential choice Trumps people ? ATF Suspends Cease and Desist Order for Maker of Honey Badger Pistol It’s not a full reversal of the ATF’s decision classifying Q, LLC’s Honey … That is the plan from the very beginning and they have both Freudian slipped on that point. Q, LLC., manufacturer of the Honey Badger Pistol, received a 60-day suspension of the cease and desist order from the ATF on October 9th. I have seen a number of arms control measures over the years as that ain’t nothing new. that Lombarto creature has been at ATF for 25 years. Franz Kafka wrote about that place….. and he was stone cold sober. There are around four million copies in circulation today. You sure she doesn’t slap her bottom like Willy Brown did when she was procuring her position. Because then SHE will be next in line, and what WH does NOT recall or perhaps refuses to acknowledge, is that Nannie Baybe has far better “gunneggshuns” than Harris has yet managed to have accumulated. The Firearm Blog – by Luke C. Firearms Manufacturer Q LLC announced today that it was issued a Cease and Desist by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms. Yep nancy set it up just last week with the whole 25th amendment announcement, Plus, she already admitted it. In a letter released to the public on October 14th, Q detailed their decision to cease the production of the Honey Badger pistol until the ATF further clarifies their evaluation of the platform. As it is, ATF is operating as a null and void extra constitutional authority. AZL, You do like stirring the pot, don’t you? The seven-page response from Q's attorneys to ATF contends the agency's letter was procedurally deficient and not based on any publicly-available standards while proposing possible solutions. If you do not possess another AR-style pistol or registered short-barreled rifle, remove the barreled upper receiver from the lower receiver and temporarily transfer it out of your possession by, for example, transferring it to the dominion and control of another individual; and If people inside the ATF made the pistol brace letters to hurt President Trump, they have a poor understanding of the electoral dynamics. Firearms are legal. How about this. I get hit with the “Prove it” all the time when I point that out. It would be easy to justify to a Biden administration, as they could claim to be following the DOJ directives. The Trump administration, through the DOJ, as part of its regulatory overhaul, has been working to change that and to make ATF rulings more transparent. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of Constitutional Carry was attained. A common theme has been: the ATF is more chaotic than most bureaus and has factions inside which work against one another. TELL TRUMP TO REVERSE ATF’S RECLASSIFICATION OF HONEY BADGER PISTOL ATF Goes Rogue Once Again! Something is messed up big time when it comes to this insanity. "This arbitrary approach is clearly inconsistent with the right to keep and bear arms and due process of law. This is a relatively simple issue that ATF has complicated. Do you have a chart or list made up that you could post? If you want auto, get the stamp, pay the fees and make your AR AK auto, no more of this bullshit law about how it has to have been made before a certain date. The Honey Badger is an AR pistol platform manufactured by Q, LLC. The National Rifle Association posted an urgent call to action to its members to contact their legislators and the Department of Justice to apply pressure on the ATF to reverse its new determination. The inference is that many inside the agency think there will be a different President in 2021, a different Attorney General, and those pesky DOJ memos directing them to carefully follow the Administrative Procedures Act will go away when the next administration takes over. An Acting Director of the ATF is not required to be personally loyal to a President, but they should be expected to follow DOJ directives. Congress and the Trump administration must now provide the increased funding and resources she needs to succeed in an agency that has been historically underserved.”. The Administrative State will reflexively resist attempts to control it and reduce its power. By blurring the lines on legal definitions that carry serious criminal consequences, ATF is putting law-abiding gun owners, the firearm industry, and law enforcement in the impossible position of attempting to read the minds of ATF bureaucrats when complying with or applying federal law. The New Hampshire-based firearms company posted the Aug. 3 letter from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives advising that the Q Honey Badger pistol in its current configuration is a short-barreled rifle regulated under the National Firearms Act, thus making otherwise legal owners of such unregistered devices subject to potential felony charges and the company on the hook for retroactive NFA taxes. A week ago we broke news to you that the ATF had somewhat suddenly deemed the Q Honey Badger pistol platform was somehow an SBR and thusly issued a cease and desist against Q LLC. He dug into the background and work history of every one of them. We got you! Believing pistol braces violate the NFA appears to be a common position inside the ATF. What administration would want a bureau inside the DOJ to resist their directives? THE FIX AND HONEY BADGER COLORING BOOK. The ATF is part of the Administrative State. AmmoLand Giveaway – 5,000 Rounds of CCI Blazer 9mm Ammo FREE! There are many reasons why a wrist would be either needed or required for a weapon. JPM you arerequirement (requiring phillips head screws on all firearms or something equally ridiculous) JPM you are too kind and gentle by half….. they would not use a commonly available screwhead and tool system that is near universally availble. BORED AT HOME? Another prime example of BATF abusing their “authority” by utilizing Administrative Law to create regulations, which is just as unconstitutional as the very existence of the BATF is in the first place. Chambered in .300 Blackout, the gas-operated HBP has a 7-inch barrel and a proprietary pistol stabilizing brace made by SB Tactical. Kinda lookin that way and his wife doesn’t give a possums ass she has to know he won’t be in charge 30 days if he wins the election. "Rather than create a clear set of rules that law-abiding gun owners and manufactures can follow, ATF seems to be taking a 'I’ll know it when I see it' approach to classifying firearms," noted NRA. None were willing to be quoted. You already KNOW the ones appointed by your predecesor are working for your opponent. First, revise the “disabling… Read more ». Yet more evidence that an agency that can make up law regarding the bedrock of the supreme law of the land, should be abolished, no matter the right in question. We support her ascension to the top role at the agency.” makes the careerists in the ATF “Trump’s people”? Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. Failure to complete option a or option b could result in prosecution and is subject to a $10,000.00 fine and up to 10 years imprisonment. The Honey Badger Pistol by Q®: Your new EDC has arrived! As previously reported by Guns.com, in June, a group of Republicans in Congress warned the ATF not to get too handsy with changing current determinations on pistol braces, which have been increasingly popular across the country. SHe is NOT Trump material.She is holdover, perhaps the only one at the time the other guy left who could even stand a chance of wranging that messed up department. whomever sent this cease and desist letter is a leftist deep administrative state person. That’s pretty much the definition of deep state. Urge Trump to rein in his wayward ATF, which recklessly reclassified the Honey Badger Pistol as an SBR. Well AZ tell us all about bidens people please and how he is going to restore your 2A rights going forward. A fight is brewing after federal gun regulators issued a Cease & Desist order to Q, LLC for its popular Honey Badger pistol. people shouldn’t spend their whole life working in government, they lose touch with reality. Felons by Fiat Recently, the firearms manufacturer Q, LLC shared disturbing news with its customers: the ATF had declared the delightfully-named and popular “Honey Badger” pistol to be a “short-barreled rifle” (SBR). more ike government BECOMES the new reality. ATF’s most recent attack on the popular Honey Badger Pistol manufactured by Q, LLC (“Q”), is another example of their ability to infringe on the Second Amendment without regulations by the Court to ensure constitutional rights are not violated. All the others have been demonrats. Remember, The PelosiUnit has been at this game about twice as long as has the New Kid On the Block. Lombardo was next in line after Acting Director Thomas B. Brandon retired at the end of April of 2019. ATF has always been rather political. Tobacco is legal. Very good article! Plain and simple THESE ARE TRUMPS PEOPLE; just like with the bumpstock ban it is on Trump, Well let’s ask your candidate his thoughts on the honey badger? The ATF’s letter notified Q that the Honey Badger pistol is now considered a Short barreled rifle (SBR) and ordered them to immediately cease production of the firearm unless it is registered on an ATF Form 2, declaring that … The Honey Badger is an AR15 pistol with a pistol brace licensed and produced by SB Tactical. The tool would ONLY be usable on firarms, and any work on firarms would require the tool. The New Hampshire maker of a popular-styled AR-15 “pistol” today said that ATF suspended its surprise decision made last week to outlaw the gun, called the “Honey Badger” pistol. i do agree that the bumpstock ban is illegal, as are all infringements on the Second Amendment. Louis Carroll, maybe not so much. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation. That meant Lombardo continued on as Acting Director, at least through the election. ATF rulings on pistol arm braces have been contradictory. It has a 7-inch barrel, is chambered for .300 AAC Blackout, ... As it happens, the length of pull is a key component of the ATF’s claim regarding the Honey Badger. You must assume there are a whole bunch of moles secretly working for your political enemies, even though you’re paying them to work for you. ", In addition, the Firearms Policy Coalition issued a similar public appeal, saying, "ATF has once again unlawfully and unconstitutionally exceeded its authority and changed the law by issuing a new determination that is devoid of logic and reason, contains no explanation as to the manner in which it arrived at its conclusion, conflicts with its prior determinations, and embodies the very essence of 'arbitrary and capricious.'". This does not mean a faction of individuals inside the ATF did not do so. EVERY ONE was a seasoned marxist liberal big government operative, mst of temhaving been working more or less undercover for various agencies and corporations. The “Honey Badger” has a “custom made pistol brace” different than other SB Tactical braces. https://www.redstate.com/brandon_morse/2020/09/16/harris-admin-gaffe/. The other guy did pick them, after all. Maybe, but The Mandalay Bay Shooting is on the Democrat Party. When Bump Stocks first came out I thought they were interesting, but The ATF will come down on… Read more ». Click here to read the ATF letter to Q, LLC and click here to read Q’s response. This device subsequently opened up a brave new world for American shooters. The simplest thing to do was to make her Acting Director while waiting for approval of a direct appointment by President Trump. And… Read more ». The Giffords organization, which seeks numerous restrictions on gun ownership and use, approved of Lombardo's appointment as acting director. So which part of, From Giffords press release:“Regina Lombardo is a career special agent who has served our country at ATF for over 25 years. SBRs are controlled under the National Firearms Act and require a $200 tax stamp and added paperwork. The Boston Field Office of the ATF issued the Honey Badger Cease and Desist letter. In a well run Bureau, such a sensitive item would not be sent out without approval from the top brass. With the ATF's opening salvo on pistol braces having implications potentially affecting millions of legal gun owners who have such items, at least two national pro-gun groups have jumped to Q's defense. At the same time, Congress has been deadlocked, unable to enact reforms that are needed. The brace helps to distribute the recoil and helps to minimize further injury and damage to the wrist, as well as helping to steady the pistol a bit more. ATF’s new interpretation regarding the Q, LLC Honey Badger Pistol has created uncertainty for all gun owners, manufacturers and dealers. The New Hampshire-based firearms company posted the Aug. 3 letter from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives advising that the Q Honey Badger pistol … The Honey Badger Cease and Desist letter may be an attempt to circumvent the DOJ memos. , I think it was Chuck Baldwin who did a deep study of all the kinyun’s appointments in the DOJ on his watch. 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