A few months ago we did a gear review for a small firearms accessory from Arkansas. You can read our full report HERE. Recently we received an email from Ozark Arms detailing that the “ATF changed their opinion about how they classify iron sights.”
The full email is below:
Recently the ATF changed their opinion about how they classify iron sights. Of course, they have not publicly communicated this change of opinion.
Somehow, they are now classifying iron sights as an “internal component or part” of a firearm, rather than an accessory. Based on this change in classification, they are now requiring specific licensing when shipping & transporting large quantities of iron sights.
Due to this, a large shipment of our products has recently been seized as we did not have said licensing with our shipment because, of course, how would anyone know this. We have been shipping tens of thousands of our iron sights for years without issue.
Beyond this, they’re also now asking us to send previously cleared shipments of other products such as scopes back to them for further inspection. We’ll have the pleasure of paying them to do so.
We’re not standing idly by. We want our shipment back & what we believe is unjust harassment to end. We are in the process of finding the right attorney, with the right expertise who hates actions like these from the ATF & Customs as much as we do.
If you have any recommendations for attorneys with relevant experience, we are all ears.
We appreciate your business & look forward to continuing to serve you while we work through this.
This is just an example of how a “simple” policy change by the AFT can be a huge issue for the 2nd Amendment Community. Simply changing the rules on how iron sights are classified or how a once legal accessory suddenly becomes a “machine gun” such as with the Bump Stock Ban, can and will turn millions of American into felons overnight! Imagine one of the ATF rule changes suddenly makes your firearm illegal, and you have no knowledge of this change.
We have mentioned a few times this year that we need to make sure we STOP David Chipman from becoming head of the ATF. Please take a few minutes to either click on THIS LINK to urge your Senators to vote NO. Even better would be to call the US Capital Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you request.