Friday, December 30, 2022

Fake News Friday: BATFE prohibits Machinists from being near steel bars


The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives recently issued a ruling that prohibits machinists from entering buildings which also house steel bars. Similarly, machinists are prohibited from entering a spherical volume defined as being within 150 meters of a steel bar.

Extrapolating from rules that prohibit shooters from owning unregistered components that can be assembled into illegal suppressors, regulators pointed out that a competent machinist can quickly create a sub-gun, a ZPU-4 or even a GAU-8/A Avenger from simple, round bars of steel.

When challenged by the United States Chamber of Commerce, the BATFE dismissed their complaints by responding that businesses can purchase the completed parts cheaper from China, anyway. So why did they even need machinists?


  1. Closer to the truth than we think......

  2. I guess I better destroy that spare garden tractor exhaust muffler.

  3. Are these like the conspiracy theories that before long turn into spoiler alerts?

  4. 3D printer go brrrrrr...
    The homemadr electro-catalytic rifled barrel from a stock piece of tubing is brilliant.

  5. CV - the BATFE has already prosecuted people with the knowledge, plans, machines and materials to construct guns, but not done so. It is only going to get worse until the whole unconstitutional house of cards is destroyed.

  6. All satire is founded in reality.


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