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Old June 28, 2007, 02:47 PM   #26
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but in the eyes of the Tech Branch its still one activation of the trigger mechanism which starts a chain reaction that ultimately results in more than one round being fired. I think a good analogy may be a semi-auto rifle hooked up to a solenoid or an electrically powered repeating trigger mechanism. The solenoid may actuate each individual pull of the trigger, but in the opinion of BATFE the trigger on the gun is no longer the "trigger" because its not the part that the user directly activates. The electric switch which starts the movement of the solenoid becomes the new "trigger". With the AA, the user pulls the trigger, and if you keep the trigger finger in the same place (in the rearward "pulled" position) the gun keep firing as it would with a solenoid or a machinegun. Its true the law doesn't state the trigger finger must move for each pull of the trigger, but if the finger doesn't move it looks more like a single pull that sets the gun in motion firing a number of shots.
And that is exactly my point...the LAW DOESN'T STATE that the trigger finger has to move, but they can infer and require it? The LAW does state that on pull of the trigger must not expend more than one round...ok, take an Akins with a 10/22 and pull the trigger all the way back on time...bingo - one shot.

Scary to think that the ATF can just use the law when they want, and not use it when they don't want.
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Old June 28, 2007, 10:47 PM   #27
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Old June 30, 2007, 12:23 PM   #28
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The ATF...

Here is a little kicker...

The BATF&E says they cannot be held liable for ANYTHING they say in either writing or over the phone. What kind of crap is that?

I know of an SOT that purchased a transferable M16 from a lady getting rid of her husband's estate. This SOT aquired, from the ATF, the F4 that the weapon was registered on (as the old lady didn't know where the origonal paperwork was). They thought all was good. They paid the old lady the transferable price for it.

Well when the SOT tried to have the F4 re-registered in their name, they ATF said this was a 'post-sample'.

Ok they (the ATF) sent the SOT the form the item was registered on and it was a transferable F4. Now when the SOT tries to register the M16 to their name, the ATF says they're considering it now as a post-sample.

Long story made short. The ATF doesn't have a governing body over it willing to enforce common sense and actual law. They go unchecked on way to many fronts, and do what the hell they want to do. After all the ATF is the anti-NRA. Thay make up law that enforces what they want.

(I cant complain to badly though... their NFA Branch as been quite quick on my transfers recently... :-) I just got approved F4's for a MAC and a Sonics can in less than a month time)
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