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Ares Armor Reacts (In Crayon) To Recent ATF Ruling Letter on 80% Lowers

Ares Armor has been at odds with the BATFE for some time over the sale and manufacture of “80%” lower receivers for AR-style weapons. Most recently, they have contacted the The Honorable B. Todd Jones, Director Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to request clarification of ATF Ruling 2015-1 regarding the use of gunsmithing services or machine shop support in the transformation of “80%” lower receivers into finished firearms. Considering the additional issues raised by this most recent ATF Ruling, Ares Armor’s letter requesting clarification was certainly warranted. Particularly considering the ruling may contain tidbits that exonerate Ares Armor from any alleged wrongdoing (by the same BATFE that issued the ruling) in selling “80% complete” lower receivers. What really makes this one over the top, is the attached set of crayon drawings.

This is NOT a receiver

This is but one example from the graphic. Read the rest here. If you have any interest at all in this ongoing issue, we suggest you visit for the full request for clarification letter.

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10 Responses to “Ares Armor Reacts (In Crayon) To Recent ATF Ruling Letter on 80% Lowers”

  1. some_guy says:

    If it gets the ATF to understand…

  2. jack says:

    Troll level: Master Jedi. It would fulfill my hopes and dreams that these be entered into evidence in a Congressional hearing.

  3. J.H.S says:

    Lets play devils advocate for a moment… If these were actually sent, and not just used as another publicity stunt I applaud them for their creativity. BUT, isnt this just another way to “poke the bear”, similar to their having a guy with an Obama mask “manufacturing” one of their 80% polymer receivers???

    • Sgt A says:

      In the case of Ares Armor dealing with ATF retardation, the bear has left the cave and started leaving piles of excrement in their house. If the standard of objective reasonableness was applied this would be a nonissue, but in the face of patented JBT idiocy, humor is about the only answer.

    • amphibspook says:

      Hey dumbass, the bear illegally raided Ares in the hopes of holding their files long enough to gain the Intel to come to our doors. Fuck that bear. Shoot it.

      • Adam says:

        Look, the ATF is a dying regulatory agency that is “bear”ly holding on. They fuck up every investigation and op the do. Their leadership is constantly questioned, and the only power they have over us is the power we give them. Fuck BATFE and their mutant policies. I’m going to do what I want to do, and if they get me, I’ll get em’ back.

      • LCSO264 says:

        I’m not going to say the ATF needs to go, someone (Federal agency) needs to track the “ILLEGAL” gun trade, and high/higher level gun crime . That said, I think there needs to be some serious re-organization of the agency. If they just focused on actual illegal/criminal firearms and the subsequent use of said illegal firearms in other crime, they would have a much better reputation. Ohh, and if a field agent could so much as go to the can without having to call someone 300 miles away to get permission, that would be a good thing too.

        We’ve all heard it a hundred times, but it is true. vigorous enforcement of the criminal firearms laws currently on the books, is a far superior way to put bad guys away than passing new laws….. Let the field agents do it. stop focusing on the constant and ever changing ATF legal opinions (they are just that opinion, an Executive branch Agency can’t make law, unless they are the ATF?).

        And while they are at it, and complete overhall of NFA, why in the hell do they need to track and regulate sbr’s and supressors. why the hell can’t I buy a barrell made in aonother country (for instance)? I’m pretty sure Congress didn’t pass a law saying that, it was an ATF and Customs ban. Even field agents don’t understand, and or agree with the current NFA guidelines.

  4. cy says:

    That is the Sh*t right there. It was so clearly stated a child could understand….. But not the ATF???

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