ATI’s Fake Suppressor deemed illegal by BATFE

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  • jbonnette

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    Quoted From Guntrustlawyer.com:

    http://www.guntrustlawyer.com/2010/...ed:+GunTrustLawyer+(NFA+Gun+Trust+Lawyer+Blog)

    February 16, 2010

    By David M. Goldman on February 16, 2010 2:13 PM

    If you purchased a GSG 5 SD model with a barrel shroud (Fake Suppressor) ATF has now determined that this is regulated by the NFA and must be replaced.
    To all retail customers:

    On January 2010 American Tactical Imports Inc received official notification from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and explosives that the original barrel shroud (aka: fake suppressor) supplied with your GSG 5 SD model must be replaced. It has been determined that this shroud is regulated under the National Firearms Act. American Tactical will provide a replacement shroud at no charge for each GSG 5 SD model sold or currently in inventory.

    Consumers in possession of a GSG 5 SD model with the original shroud in place on the firearm are now in violation of the NFA. To avoid continued violation of the NFA, ATI asks that all persons in possession obtain a replacement shroud as soon as possible. We anticipate arrival of the new shrouds to begin by the middle of February 2010.

    IMPORTANT: THE ORIGINAL SD MODEL SHROUD MUST BE RETURNED ACCOMPANIED BY THE FIREARM SERIAL NUMBER BEFORE A REPLACEMENT SHROUD IS ISSUED. THE DIAMETER OF THE SD SHROUD IS 1-9/16". DO NOT RETURN THE SMALLER CARBINE SHROUD.

    WHAT TO DO:
    If possible return your old shroud to the dealer where purchased and show him this notice. The shroud will be returned to ATI along with a list of serial numbers from the guns that the shrouds were removed. ATI will send replacements to the dealer for pick up at your convenience; ATI will be sending replacements as fast as logistics allow. If your dealer is out of business or difficult to reach, or you purchased your gun used, from a consumer, return the shroud directly by US mail or UPS to American Tactical Imports Inc. 100 Airpark Drive Rochester, NY 14624.

    PLEASE TRY NOT TO CALL US. We will provide comprehensive information on our web site www.americantactical.us or by e-mail to atiexchange@americantactical.us

    REMEMBER, INCLUDE THE FIREARM SERIAL NUMBER WITH EACH SHROUD OR A REPLACEMENT WILL NOT BE ISSUED.

    This action IS NOT being instituted through any fault and is strictly due to NFA compliance. American Tactical will assume the responsibility to satisfy the requirements in an effort to minimize the impact on our customers and protect your investment.
    We at American Tactical Imports Inc. sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this unfortunate situation.

    Sincerely,
    Anthony DiChario
    President C.E.O.
     

    CloudStrife

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    I think that it probably has something to do with how easily the shroud could become a real suppressor tube.

    I agree, though.

    So they're regulating what something could be used for? Why doesn't the NFA apply to mag-lights then? I've heard of those being made into suppressors. They aren't terribly complex.
     

    Hitman

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    Here's the Gun for those who don't know.

    generalsumter-albums-gen-sumter-s-pics-picture1578-ati-gsg-5-mp5-clone-chambered-22lr.jpg
     

    Jimmy Dean

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    hell, while we are at it, lets ban all hollow pipe for that matter.....hell, even solid pipe, since it can be made hollow.....or sheet metal, since it can be formed into a tube.....

    I do not like the ATF
     

    Doug.38PR

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    what a bunch of A-holes. I kinda wanted to get that gun, it looked cool and cheap to shoot. Just another alphabet soup agency that should be canned like the IRS, EPA, etc. etc.
     
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    jbonnette

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    Found this...

    http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/...ressor-deemed-illegal-by-batfe/#comment-26875

    "A friend of mine, who bought his GSG5-SD at the same time as me, sent me this information. He got it from AR15.com/forums…

    This is how the BATF re-classified the fake can as a NFA item:
    “As you are aware, the GCA, 18 USC $ 921 (a) (24), defines ‘firearm
    silencer’ as follows:

    “….any device for silencing, muffling or diminishing the report of a
    portable firearm, including any combination of parts, designed or
    redesigned, and intended for use in assembling or fabricating a
    firearm silencer or firearm muffler, and any part intended only for
    use in such assembly or fabrication.”

    General characteristics of known firearm silencers include:
    1 Ported inner tube (bleed holes)
    2 Expansion chambers
    3 Baffles or washers which create seperate expansion chambers
    4 sound dampening material such as foam, steel wool and other materials
    5 End Caps
    6 Encapsulators

    The previously submitted GSG-5SD barrel shroud incorporates a large
    expansion chamber and integral end caps and, therefore, was classified
    as a firearm silencer.”

    I contacted GSG directly (they’re very nice folks), and they confirmed the issue; they also confirmed that they’re working with ATI on a remedy."
     

    topgunz1

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    sucks bad for someone who may have bought a gun, but doesn't have access to the notification... all of a sudden catching fed charges for no reason. Thats gay.
     

    CloudStrife

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    sucks bad for someone who may have bought a gun, but doesn't have access to the notification... all of a sudden catching fed charges for no reason. Thats gay.

    Will the ATF go looking for all GSG5SDs sold? If not, the only way a person would be caught is if they showed it to someone who is a real ******* that reports it.
     

    CloudStrife

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    kind of like everything else deemed illegal?

    He made it seem like someone who doesn't know of this law will certainly get caught. Chances are they won't.
    Of course, I believe everyone should pay for their proper tax stamps and such no matter how silly it is. The law is the law...
     

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