Adam Kraut

  • 4th Circuit Issues Devastating Opinion Regarding “Assault Rifles”

    Today the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals sitting En Banc issued a devastating opinion regarding “assault rifles” in Kolbe v. Hogan. The Fourth Circuit covers Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Kolbe challenged Maryland’s Firearm Safety Act of 2013 (“FSA”), which bans AR-15s and other military-style rifles and shotguns as well as detachable ...

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  • Delaware Backpedals on Concealed Carry Changes

    The Delaware Attorney General’s Office has changed the information which appears on its website in relation to the reciprocity agreements of concealed carry permits with other states. Earlier this week I wrote that Delaware had changed its reciprocity agreements. At the time, the verbiage on the website was very clear (that being all non-resident permits from the states Delawa ...

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  • Delaware Changes Concealed Weapons Agreements (Not for the Better)

    Delaware’s Attorney General recently updated their website to reflect the changes in their Reciprocity Agreements. Previously, the website had listed reciprocity agreements with: ALASKA ARIZONA ARKANSAS COLORADO FLORIDA IDAHO (Enhanced Permits Only) KENTUCKY MAINE MICHIGAN MISSOURI NEW MEXICO NORTH CAROLINA NORTH DAKOTA OHIO OKLAHOMA SOUTH DAKOTA (Enhanced P ...

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  • ATF Announces New Form 4473 – Firearms Transaction Record

    The National Shooting Sports Foundation is reporting that on Monday, November 14, 2016, ATF announced that the new 4437 would required on ALL firearms transactions beginning on January 16, 2017. As you may remember, I previously blogged about ATF soliciting comments on the proposed 4473 and then filed a Comment in Opposition to ATF’s Proposed Changes to the Form 4473.

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  • DDTC Issues Guidance on ITAR Registration

    On Friday July 22, 2016, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”) released a letter issuing guidance on the requirement of firearm manufacturers and gunsmiths to register with DDTC under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”). There has been constant discussion on the internet regarding whether an individual who has obtained a federal firearms licens ...

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  • ATF Releases ATF 41F FAQ

    With the implementation date of ATF 41F looming just around the corner (July 13, 2016), the folks over at ATF have released the ATF 41F FAQ. You can find that here. The link also includes the new Form 1, Form 4, Form 5 and Responsible Person Questionnaire. The FAQ references: How Does Final Rule 41F Change Current NFA Regulations? Who is a Responsible Person? What Do N ...

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  • Transferring a Sear? Multi Caliber is No Longer Accepted by ATF

    It appears that ATF has once again changed the standards for applications to transfer NFA firearms. This time it is in relation to sears. A letter surfaced, that was dated June 15, 2016, from the NFA branch to an applicant which stated that the firearm description “varies with our records”. The letter went on to state “We no longer accept multiple calibers and have decided th ...

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  • Fish-for-Free Days

    The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission has announced that Monday July 4, 2016 will be a Fish-for-Free Day. Only July 4th, all individuals (residents and non-residents) will be able ...

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  • ATF Releases Open Letter to CLEOs Regarding ATF 41F

    On May 25, 2016 ATF released an Open Letter to Chief Law Enforcement Officers regarding ATF 41F. The letter can be found here. The letter briefly describes some of the changes that will occur after the rule is implemented. Of note is the notification requirements for the CLEO. In short, all legal entities will be required to forward a copy of all Applications to Make (Form 1 ...

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  • NFA Firearms, Form 1s, Engraving and Cartoon Chickens

    Late last week an article was posted on a popular website, dedicated to firearms news, about the engraving of firearms that had approved Form 1s. The author describes how easy it is for one to submit a Form 1, with the advent of eForms, to register your firearm as a Short Barrel Rifle (“SBR”) but laments the marking requirement.

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