Situation ramps up between ATF, California gun parts supplier

100_4532A Saturday YouTube video purporting to show a raid by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives at a Southern California gun parts supply is the latest chapter in a controversy that has been heating up through the past several days.

Ares Armor is at odds with ATF over access to the names of its customers who have purchased so-called “80 percent receivers,” which are AR-15 lower blanks that still need to be drilled and cleared in order to have firing controls installed. These lowers are used by home gunsmiths to build their own AR rifles, and do not have serial numbers.

A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Thursday, modified it Friday and on Saturday the video shows what appear to be ATF agents in the Ares Armor Oceanside store.

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It is not clear if anything was seized, but the judge did clear the way for ATF to take action, and ordered Ares Armor not to “destroy, transfer, sell, or otherwise divest themselves” of inventory and ordering ATF to file a response to the store’s motion for a temporary restraining order (TRO) before 9 a.m. Monday, while the company fights to keep its customer files confidential.

For more, see Seattle Gun Rights Examiner and National Gun Rights Examiner.

 

 

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