BOOM: Firearm Parts Company Granted Restraining Order Against ATF

Published on March 14, 2014

Ares Armor, a San Diego company that manufacturers and produces parts for firearms that are legally built at home, has been granted a restraining order against the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms. The company is trying to prevent ATF agents from seizing a 5,000 customer list in addition to $300,000 in inventory. ATF is threatening to shut the company down if they fail to turn over requested information.

Why does ATF want a list of customers? ATF has classified plastic receivers as “firearms,” while at the same time classifying the same receiver made of metal as legal. ATF wants to see who has purchased a plastic receiver from the company.

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