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ATF Raids ‘80% Complete Receiver’ Manufacturer, Looking For ‘Illegal Guns’




” The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives raided EP Armory, in Bakersfield, California Friday, along with owner Chris Cook’s home. Details at this point are still very thin, but Cook says that agents indicated that they are looking for “illegal guns.” From ABC 23 News:

The ATF was not able to provide information on the on-going investigation. Grahm Barlowe with the ATF declined to comment on why the store was targeted or exactly what agents were looking for.

Cook said agents told him they were looking for illegal firearms.

  EP Armory is known mostly for its innovative “80% complete” AR-15 receivers. Such receivers, by virtue of still needing some machining in order to serve as the foundation of a firearm, are, legally speaking, just an inert hunk of metal–or in this case, strong (Kevlar-reinforced) polymer. That means they can be legally sold to anyone, without background checks, without the necessity of a serial number, without a requirement for records–almost as if there were a Constitutional amendment stating that by the absolute law of the land, we the people have a right to arms–a right that shall not be infringed.”



   Obama’s ATF has unilaterally decided that legal gun parts which are not classified as guns and thus do not fall under their purview are indeed something that they should be able to regulate . In addition to the unsuccessful raid on EP Armory another California 80% receiver manufacturer Ares Armor has fallen into the ATF’s sights but has received filed a temporary restraining order to deny the ATF from Ares’ customer lists .



” Ares Armor, a California gun parts manufacturer, has filed a temporary restraining order against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for fears the federal agency could soon bust down its doors.

For almost two years, the ATF has asked Ares Armor to turn over its customer list, but the company’s owner, Dimitrios Karras, has thus far respected the privacy of his clientele and refused to comply.

“They said either give us these 5,000 names or we’re coming in and we’re pretty much taking everything, which is a huge, huge privacy concern and something we are not willing to do,” Karras told KSWB.”


Ares Armor


Read about Ares Armor’s battle for customer privacy here . 














CNC Killed The Gun Control Star




” You may have noticed my complete lack of posting about Cody Wilson and his printed gun technology. The reason for that is simple: it’s a gimmick. Sure, printed guns can work, but the question is inevitably “how long?” When it comes to the catastrophic failure of the thermoplastics used in the construction of the barrels and firing chambers, it isn’t a matter of “if,” but “when.”

As a practical matter, with current and near-term technologies, plastic guns are a loser.

That said, some of the emerging technologies that make plastic guns feasible are viable for metalwork as well, and machines like the crowd-funded Othermill means that CNC metalworking machines will soon be  in the hands of people for a fraction of the cost of the plastic printing machines.”




    The other day we posted an article on how the advent of 3D printing was striking fear in heart of the State , and possible ways that they might attempt to regain control . One of the ways  was through the control of the specialized materials required to make use of the “additive manufacturing” technology . 

    Today we happened upon an article by Bob Owens that makes it even less likely that the government can control the home manufacture of firearms and thus maintain some semblance of “gun control”. Welcome to the world of home CNC machining . No need of hard to get or potentially” regulated” additives with CNC . Commonly available raw metals will do the trick .