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    Default ATF Prosecutes Ohio Man for MODIFYING AN AR Pistol BRACE TO BE A STOCK

    Does anyone here have more information about this case?



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    ATF Prosecutes Ohio Man for AR Pistol with Brace
    https://www.range365.com/atf-prosecu...qMSWoKEYNs-4Vc
    October 30, 2018

    The Bureau has defied its own definitions, saying that adding a pistol brace to a pistol made it a short-barreled rifle.

    Legal accessories added to an AR pistol landed an Ohio man in hot water with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

    The Prince Law Firm’s blog recently brought attention to the case of U.S. v. Wright (3:18-CR-16), in which the northern Ohio man is charged with a series of violations regarding the accessories he added to a Sharps Bros. AR-15 pistol known as The Jack. The ATF alleges that the added parts created a Short Barreled-Rifle, which the defendant did not register as required by the National Firearms Act.

    According to the evidence list for the upcoming trail, the equipment that brought about the alleged infraction included a Maxim CQB Pistol AR 15 PDW brace, Stark Express angled foregrip, and a flash suppressor that added about two inches to the 7.75-inch barrel. These items were all previously approved by the Firearms and Ammunition Technology Division, the arm of the ATF charged with responding to technical inquiries and testing and classifying products submitted to them for review, as well as providing technical services to the firearms industry and other members of the public.

    Luckily there was a happy ending to the saga, with the jury returning a not guilty verdict after a short deliberation. The most alarming part of this indictment is that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio even sought to prosecute the case. The [Prince Law Offices blog] (https://blog.princelaw.com/2018/10/2...might-be-next/) went as to far as saying the U.S. Attorney’s Office invented the charges ‘out of whole cloth,’ completely fabricating the entire basis for the case.
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    NO...WE WILL NOT START THAT FEAR MONGERING SNAKE FLAG NONSENSE HERE

    The dude in the story added a vertical forward grip...which you are not allowed to do to a hand gun...and modified the arm brace to be more of a shoulder fired stock than a brace...something else we have said you are not allowed to do legally. Guys that play in the grey areas are the ones that have stories like this told about them. I am actually surprised it snot some Yugo PAP-smear pistol from Century.
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    Thank you!

    You have confirmed my thoughts about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel Suarez View Post
    NO...WE WILL NOT START THAT FEAR MONGERING SNAKE FLAG NONSENSE HERE

    The dude in the story added a vertical forward grip...which you are not allowed to do to a hand gun...and modified the arm brace to be more of a shoulder fired stock than a brace...something else we have said you are not allowed to do legally.
    It was a angled fore grip, not vertical. I wouldn’t have done it, but I understand why he thinks it is ok.

    https://princelaw.files.wordpress.co...not-an-aow.jpg

    I am wondering how he got busted to begin with.

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    The NFA owners Facebook page covered it all the way through. He got off scott free because there was a decision letter for everything he did.
    The grip he added was barely angled but was, in fact, an angled foregrip and not vertical. He also added a crutch tip to the read of a PDW brace. There’s an old letter from the pre-brace days that said a crutch tip that was used to keep it from slipping when in a gun safe was acceptable.

    There was some weird stuff like trying to suppress the decision letters from the jury but he seemed to have a good lawyer so it all tuned out fine (I wonder if anyone has talked about that before).

    The gun overall looked gayer than Elton John and I assume he was a little too loud about how he was riding the line and that’s how he got jammed up. Stupid is as stupid does and all that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by callmebubba View Post
    The NFA owners Facebook page covered it all the way through. He got off scott free because there was a decision letter for everything he did.
    The grip he added was barely angled but was, in fact, an angled foregrip and not vertical. He also added a crutch tip to the read of a PDW brace. There’s an old letter from the pre-brace days that said a crutch tip that was used to keep it from slipping when in a gun safe was acceptable.

    There was some weird stuff like trying to suppress the decision letters from the jury but he seemed to have a good lawyer so it all tuned out fine (I wonder if anyone has talked about that before).

    The gun overall looked gayer than Elton John and I assume he was a little too loud about how he was riding the line and that’s how he got jammed up. Stupid is as stupid does and all that.
    I am glad it turned out well, but he still had to go to trial and his lawyer and other costs will be out his pocket for sure. There are other pistols besides the glock that I would like to have a brace for, but I decided to wait until someone offers such commercially along with an approved ATF letter before going off on my own to do it.
    Right now I am looking for something that is improved for P14 which is basically a 1911 frame set up to take staggered magazines.
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    Theres another way to look at this, the guy was found NOT GUILTY despite the best efforts of the US Attorney's Office. So now theres another court ruling that what he did was legal.

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    I tend to avoid being a financial martyr for the hillbilly bubba bumpfire crowd. If Gabe wants to reopen this, he can. I’m closing it down until he says.


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