Former Congressman and current NRA Board Member Col. Allen West has never been one to back down when he learns of a new way the government is failing the citizens. A couple months ago, we invited LTC West to the One Year Anniversary of the Defender Outdoors Shooting Center in Fort Worth, TX. He gave a speech on the State of the Second Amendment, and many other guests got a chance to shoot along side West and the other speakers. After sampling some of the great firearms available to rent, LTC West found an AR pistol he particularly enjoyed. After performing the NICS background check and the rest of the transfer paperwork, he asked if we could install a vertical foregrip on the pistol. There was a bit of strained silence as Defender Outdoors employees explained that they legally couldn’t do that, as it would reclassify the firearm. Under the NFA, the employees—and LTC West—would be unable to add that grip until the paperwork had been finished and the federal Tax Stamp was sent back.
Take a minute as LTC West and two Defender Outdoors Shooting Center employees discuss the intricacies of the National Firearms Act:
Does that make the ATF’s complicated rules any clearer?