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Ares Armor Writes Letter To ATF Director Todd Jones

At approximately 1015 AM PDT, Saturday, March 15th, the BATFE executed a search warrant on Oceanside, California-based Ares Armor, seizing 80% AR-15 polymer lowers manufactured by EP Armory, as well as private customer information. In response to this action, Dimitri Karras – CEO of Ares Armor, wrote a letter addressed directly to B. Todd Jones – Director of BATFE:

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Letter to Todd Jones

In this letter, Dimitri, citing specific examples of prior court rulings and product manufacturing methods, outlines his reasoning as to why the 80% polymer lowers manufactured by EP Armory and later seized by the BATFE cannot be classified as a firearm. Dimitri requests that any seized 80% lowers be returned to Ares Armor. Additionally, he also requests that copies of private customer information that was obtained during the raid be destroyed.

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6 Responses to “Ares Armor Writes Letter To ATF Director Todd Jones”

  1. cy says:

    Dimitri makes a good argument based on common sense and logic. Problem is the Gov. doesn’t use common sense or logic. I hope the ATF comes to see the error of its ways and make things right with Ares Armor and others.

  2. MED says:

    Sounds like a Holder op.

  3. 10thMountainMan says:

    Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms… Only the Federal Government would have the gall to create an entire law enforcement agency dedicated to the policing of three legal commodities.

    • RD says:

      Reminds me of a T-shirt I saw. Had the BATFE seal on it and underneath that said something along the lines of, “If you’re doing something cool, we’re likely trying to stop you.”

  4. Buckaroomedic says:

    I think he should have used the “Chewbacca defense”.