’ ....as inflexible when applied to the lower portion of the AR–15-type rifle, one of the most popular firearms in the United States
In addition, the rule finalizes the proposed amendments to the term ‘‘gunsmith’’ to include persons who engage in the business of identifying firearms for nonlicensees, thus ensuring greater access to professional marking services for PMFs. The final rule clarifies the gunsmithing rules proposed in the NPRM by stating the following: (1) Licensed firearms dealers (in addition to licensed manufacturers and importers) may conduct same-day adjustments or repairs of all firearms, including PMFs, without taking them into inventory, provided they are returned to the person from whom they were received; (2) nonlicensees may mark PMFs for a licensee under the licensee’s direct supervision; and (3) licensees may adopt an existing unique identification number previously placed on a PMF by a nonlicensee under certain conditions. In response to comments, the final rule permits licensed manufacturers to adopt the serial number and other identifying markings previously placed on a firearm without a variance from ATF, provided the firearm has not been sold, shipped, or otherwise disposed of to a person who is not a licensed manufacturer, superseding ATF Ruling 2009–5. The rule permits licensed manufacturers to perform gunsmithing services on existing, marked firearms without marking or obtaining a marking variance, superseding ATF Ruling 2010–10. It also finalizes, with some modifications, the proposed definition of the term ‘‘importer’s or manufacturer’s serial number’’ to help ensure that the serial number and associated identifying markings required to be placed on a firearm, including those placed on a PMF or an ATF-issued serial number,2 are considered the ‘‘importer’s or manufacturer’s serial number
Comments Received: Numerous commenters asserted that the NPRM is racist and would negatively impact the poor and minority communities
Department Response: The Department disagrees
NBC violates law yet again to "prove" a false point of how easy it is to make a "ghost gun," even calls the PA state AG when they can't figure out how do it, despite it being "so easy", the AG assigns some agents to complete the build, and they return it to the report. No FFL. No 77r. No state-level forms.
And yet, nothing has or will happen to any of the players despite their felonious activities. The ruling class and their propagandists are once again above the law (state and federal).
To our legal eagles. how Is this implicated by chevron deference? And wasn’t there a legal case, maybe at scotus in this/last/next term that may have an effect? (with regard to the criminal aspect , federal rules and chevron)