Arsenal Attorneys is a law firm serving clients in approximately 40 states. We provide criminal defense, business services, estate planning and many other services. Our law firm is renowned for serving gun owners and the firearms industry, and particularly because of our Arsenal Gun Trust™. Our main office is located near the headquarters of the National Rifle Association and of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives in the Washington, DC area. We deliver legal services conveniently for clients near and far, including military personnel overseas. We help clients exercise their rights, protect their loved ones, reduce risks, protect privacy, comply with the law, and succeed in business.
The Washington Times featured Arsenal Attorneys' Managing Attorney Matthew Bergstrom in its story on the lastest ATF proposal for an executive order which would create new regulations concerning firearms lost during shipment between gun dealers. ATF had previously abandoned a similar proposal in 2000. You can find the story here.
This latest proposal from ATF follows a recent pattern of proposing new regulations with limited information provided to the public concerning ATF's data or analysis. Furthermore, the cost of these regulations to gun dealers, gun owners, and tax payers has received little attention. The public has been given only 30 days to provide their comments to the proposal.
According to our industry partners, ATF has increased the number of personnel assigned to the NFA Branch. This surge has resulted in the faster issuance of tax stamps for NFA firearms, such as silencers, machine guns, and short barrel rifles and shotguns.
Previously only 9 examiners handled the workload of the NFA Branch. As of now, that number has risen to 15, and ATF is training an additional 11 examiners to join the Branch. ATF also announced they are training field agents to assist these efforts to reduce the current backlog of applications for tax stamps. Finally, ATF's Deputy Assistant Director Marvin Richardson said these personnel would be working 7 days/week.
The allocation of these resources dispels rumors ATF intended to prolong tax stamp processing in effort to curtail the transfer and manufacture of NFA firearms. Instead, ATF is prepared to handle the every-increasing interest in NFA firearms.
A story by Washington Times reporter Kelly Ridell quotes Arsenal Attorneys' Managing Attorney Matthew Bergstrom today on the regulatory burden on gun dealers (Federal Firearms Licensees or 'FFLs'). In the article, Mr. Bergstrom addressed the difficult political climate for FFLs.
Arsenal Attorneys is proud to announce our law firm is now an official sponsor of the American Suppressor Association, formerly known as the American Silencer Association.
The ASA is a registered 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association. Its mission is to identify and advocate for the common interests of the suppressor industry. To accomplish this mission, their principal initiatives focus on public education, and state and federal lobbying.
Since the ASA’s formation in September, 2011, seven states have amended their laws or regulations regarding suppressors. In many of these instances, the ASA has played an active role. The ASA has identified nine states in which it actively lobbies for the legalization of suppressor ownership, and/or use while hunting.
2014 has brought many successes for the association, and Arsenal Attorneys looks forward to supporting their efforts across the country.
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We serve clients in most states across America.