September 22, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

New ‘0% Handgun’ Shows Biden’s ATF Losing Control Over Regulating 2nd Amendment : by Tyler Durden

New ‘0% Handgun’ Shows Biden’s ATF Losing Control Over Regulating 2nd Amendment

In March, Defense Distributed’s Case in US District Court, VanDerStok v Garland — struck down Biden’s ghost gun rule via a preliminary injunction. 

According to court documents, ATF did not analyze their “Frame or Receiver Rule,” also known as Biden’s Ghost Gun Rule, under the Supreme Court’s NYSRPA v. Bruen decision.

The case is being litigated in the 5th Circuit, and the injunction allows Defense Distributed to sell ghost gun kits legally.

While there is evidence to support a likely pro-gun ruling in the 5th Circuit, it’s not a guarantee. Defense Distributed seems aware of this fact and designed a new product to continue the proliferation of privately made firearms regardless of the outcome of VanDerStok

In April 2022, Defense Distributed revealed their 0% Receiver, which using the “Ghost Gunner” CNC machine, mills an AR-15 lower receiver out of a solid block of aluminum. This process saves owners of these items from the “readily converted” language that ATF is currently using in its Frame or Receiver rule to classify 80% frames as regulated items subject to a background check. 

Building off this format, the newest firearm to receive the 0% treatment from Defense Distributed is the handgun. This new 0% handgun utilizes the Sig Sauer P320 family of handguns originally designed for the US military.

The SIG P320 series of handguns makes use of a drop-in “Fire Control Unit” or FCU. This allows the user to swap between slides and frames quickly. This FCU is the only component of the firearm that requires a background check to possess. This means that owners of the 0% FCU will find themselves within an already established ecosystem of parts and accessories.

Tyler Durden
Sat, 06/10/2023 – 21:00

​ New ‘0% Handgun’ Shows Biden’s ATF Losing Control Over Regulating 2nd Amendment

In March, Defense Distributed’s Case in US District Court, VanDerStok v Garland — struck down Biden’s ghost gun rule via a preliminary injunction. 

According to court documents, ATF did not analyze their “Frame or Receiver Rule,” also known as Biden’s Ghost Gun Rule, under the Supreme Court’s NYSRPA v. Bruen decision.

The case is being litigated in the 5th Circuit, and the injunction allows Defense Distributed to sell ghost gun kits legally.

While there is evidence to support a likely pro-gun ruling in the 5th Circuit, it’s not a guarantee. Defense Distributed seems aware of this fact and designed a new product to continue the proliferation of privately made firearms regardless of the outcome of VanDerStok. 

In April 2022, Defense Distributed revealed their 0% Receiver, which using the “Ghost Gunner” CNC machine, mills an AR-15 lower receiver out of a solid block of aluminum. This process saves owners of these items from the “readily converted” language that ATF is currently using in its Frame or Receiver rule to classify 80% frames as regulated items subject to a background check. 

Building off this format, the newest firearm to receive the 0% treatment from Defense Distributed is the handgun. This new 0% handgun utilizes the Sig Sauer P320 family of handguns originally designed for the US military.

The SIG P320 series of handguns makes use of a drop-in “Fire Control Unit” or FCU. This allows the user to swap between slides and frames quickly. This FCU is the only component of the firearm that requires a background check to possess. This means that owners of the 0% FCU will find themselves within an already established ecosystem of parts and accessories.

Tyler Durden
Sat, 06/10/2023 – 21:00 

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