BATFE interpreting Gunsmiths as Manufacturers

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BATFE interpreting Gunsmiths as Manufacturers

Postby Tim Nunan » Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:01 pm

When does customization of a firearm become manufacturing? That seemingly simple question is occupying the near undivided attention of the firearms industry. Observers say it is a question with the potential to become a firestorm that could put custom gunsmiths out of business; if not behind bars.

The controversy began with a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms inspection of Competitive Edge Gunworks in Bogard, Missouri. BATF and tax agents appeared and began examining the company's records. When they finished, owner Larry Crow was told he potentially faced felony charges for manufacturing firearms without a license.

For the rest of the article click here and scroll to bottow of the page "Firearems Fight" : http://www.theoutdoorwire.com/tow_final ... e=2006-4-3
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