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Tufrthnails

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Tufrthnails

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I am still trying to tie all this together. I have some friends that are small specialized mom and pop barrel makers and they are super worried about it. It is heavily debated who will actually fall under this, but both of them are almost certain they will. And they are trying to get clarification if the backyard garage smith working on his own gear not making any money on it will fail under it. It feels like they are trying to force this down our throats in response to all the 80% lowers that hit the market, but threading barrels and accurizing actions is something most of us do on our own with minimal tooling. By the letter of the law it could be very bad for sportsmen everywhere. One to One replacement of parts is not covered and will be fine, but tapping an action for a scope would require registration.

I don't understand the jargon in the EO, but I do understand the new directive the DDTC put out on ITAR(kinda clear as mud).

This is the order that is changing the definition of the registration

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/07/22/executive-order-delegation-certain-authorities-and-assignment-certain

This is the new directive by ITAR
https://blog.princelaw.com/2016/07/25/ddtc-issues-guidance-on-itar-registration/

This is a better article then I posted above
https://modernrifleman.net/2016/07/26/new-itar-guidance-to-squeeze-small-gunsmiths/
 
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Tufrthnails

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Read your document and it does read to me like the backyard smith is exempt under that explaination. The mom and pops doing "business" are the ones that are going to take a beating on this I think. Appears to be a backdoor GC of manufacturing to reach the smaller businesses that were never required to register before.
 
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