Machine Gun Conversion Kits Are ‘Everywhere,’ Feds Warn

BY PGF
10 months, 1 week ago

Blood in the streets!

For decades, the U.S. government thought it had won the war on machine guns. Since the 1930s, a slew of regulations, taxes, and manufacturing bans dwindled the pool of available automatic weapons into near oblivion.

[…]

Auto sears are cheap, ubiquitous, and extremely easy to install at home.

So, common use?

 


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  1. On March 24, 2022 at 10:00 pm, Chris said:

    Preppin the Battle Space for Parts.
    Best get movin folks.

    Like ATF’s shotgun news 30yr AD run to sell autosears
    Outa De-troit

  2. On March 24, 2022 at 11:08 pm, Dan said:

    Propaganda. Tell a lie big enough, often enough, loudly enough and the idiots will believe it. The criminals posing as fed LEO will lie constantly about the dangers of “machine guns”, the media will happily parrot the lies and eventually the idiot populace will beg for the Fed criminals to DO SOMETHING about the manufactured menace. Not a complicated plan. And it works well when directed at the simple minded.

  3. On March 24, 2022 at 11:45 pm, Georgiaboy61 said:

    “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” – H. L. Mencken

  4. On March 25, 2022 at 8:03 am, Drake said:

    Full-auto is only fun when somebody else is paying for the ammo.

  5. On March 25, 2022 at 8:43 am, Bill Sullivan said:

    Drake- YUP!!! And I agree about common use.

  6. On March 25, 2022 at 9:44 am, IAB said:

    At last; some good news.

  7. On March 25, 2022 at 10:18 am, bobdog said:

    The only problem is finding suitable ammo or reloading supplies, so the threat at this point is minimal.

  8. On March 25, 2022 at 10:58 am, NOG said:

    Just another branch of the plan to ban semi-auto rifles/pistols. Perhaps some one should ask how often are full auto weapons used in crime? Seems only the gangs, given the weapons by the gov are the only ones I have found, other the single one used in a robbery by a cop.

    Is it just me or does it seem like the gov is releasing info that is making the fear porn go through the roof? Unless the Chinese are swarming the Rio Grande River (flashbacks of Korea) I would not want a full auto. I insist on my AR though. Not getting that period.

  9. On March 25, 2022 at 11:03 am, George said:

    However, ATF just announced that FRT triggers are “machine guns”.
    And, thusly, illegal.

  10. On March 25, 2022 at 11:38 am, Red Man said:

    A recent news report/article about the Glock Switch turning semi auto’s into rock and rollers used by gangs. The BS like this has to be spewed from all angles.

  11. On March 25, 2022 at 12:09 pm, MTHead said:

    I seem to remember customs picking up 10,000 auto sear conversion kits for the AR15 some years back? From China headed where? Never heard.
    If there truly was a full-auto problem in America, (which there isn’t). The ATF should talk to the Chinese.
    Barring that. Try Eric Holder. He’s big in illegal gun import/export I hear.

  12. On March 25, 2022 at 1:44 pm, scott s. said:

    I guess the “ghost gun” fear isn’t doing enough?

  13. On March 25, 2022 at 4:24 pm, Georgiaboy61 said:

    @ George

    Re: “However, ATF just announced that FRT triggers are “machine guns”.
    And, thusly, illegal.”

    Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution does it give “regulatory agencies” the right to create law by regulatory fiat, yet here we are. A Congress whose members took seriously the idea of their duties, vis-a-vis our founding documents and principles, would have reined in or disbanded entirely, rogue agencies abusing their powers. Since Congress has done nothing, can we the people infer that the members of the House and Senate have found no fault in their actions? Sure seems that way.

  14. On March 25, 2022 at 4:41 pm, Gospace said:

    Not even a link where to buy them! They should have included that…

  15. On March 25, 2022 at 6:55 pm, PGF said:

    Detroit, man, you get them Detroit, and Baltimore.

  16. On March 25, 2022 at 7:44 pm, Red Man said:

    When was the last time you heard about a crime committed with a full auto weapon?

  17. On March 25, 2022 at 11:06 pm, JB said:

    More die by the hands of illegal aliens than by auto sears yet no special investigations unit or task force exists to stop them. Its not the guns in the hands of criminals the feds fear. Its the guns in the hands of Patriots they fear.

  18. On March 25, 2022 at 11:38 pm, Dan said:

    Red Man…. In the past it was almost unheard of for a full auto weapon to be used in the commission of a crime. But with the advent of Glock “auto switches” it’s becoming far more common for full auto to be used by criminals….mostly in the ghettos and festering large cities. It’s almost as if the 1934 NFA Act was being ignored by all those criminals…..

  19. On March 26, 2022 at 12:42 am, snuffy said:

    Do a search for coat hanger machine gun.

  20. On March 26, 2022 at 2:05 pm, Ned said:

    TFW I learn everyone has an auto-sear but me…

  21. On March 26, 2022 at 5:42 pm, X said:

    The Second Amendment states that the right of the people to keep and bear arms “shall not be infringed.”

    It does NOT say “the right to keep and bear arms may be infringed if the arms in question have an auto sear.”

  22. On March 26, 2022 at 11:31 pm, Georgiaboy61 said:

    @ X

    Re: “The Second Amendment states that the right of the people to keep and bear arms “shall not be infringed.”

    It does NOT say “the right to keep and bear arms may be infringed if the arms in question have an auto sear.”

    If people with your attitude had been around in sufficient numbers in the early 1930s, maybe NFA 1934 would not have been passed. That’s when it all started to go downhill for the American RTKBA and the 2nd Amendment. The history behind that is fascinating, not least for the fact that the “problem” supposed to be solved by NFA 1934 was one of the federal government’s own making, namely alcohol prohibition.

    Prior to the passage in January 1919 of the 18th Amendment to the Bill of Rights, and the Voldsted Act prohibiting the manufacture, production, distribution, sale, or consumption of alcoholic spirits, organized crime was a comparatively small problem confined to a few major urban areas of the country, and the Cosa Nostra – the Sicilian mafia or mob – was not at all well-known.

    The ban on alcohol changed all of that. The underworld and black-market economy made profits possible that heretofore had been the stuff of dreams, and the mob grew like gang-busters slaking the thirst of Americans who still wanted to consume wine, beer and spirits. Overnight, fortunes were made and family dynasties formed, the Kennedys for example. Joseph P. Kennedy, the patriarch of the Kennedy clan, made his fortune as a rum-runner during the Prohibition Era and later “went legit” to launder his fortune and keep the Feds off his back.

    The shoot-outs between rival gangs of mobsters and between mobsters and various law-enforcement agencies quickly made headline news in places like Chicago, New York, Cleveland, Kansas City and other major cities. Outlaws such as Bonnie and Clyde, Baby Face Nelson, and John Dillinger captured the imagination of the public, as well as some of the law-men tasked with ending their crime sprees, such as Elliott Ness and his Untouchables, Melvis Purvis, and “Jelly” Brice, to name a few.

    At that time, any citizen could purchase a fully-automatic weapon such as a Thompson .45 ACP SMG or a Browning Automatic Rifle without any permit of any kind, at the local hardware or firearms store. Auto Ordnance even marketed the Thompson as a firearm suitable for the cowboy!

    And when the outlaws armed themselves with these effective weapons, the law-men had to follow suit. Quite naturally, some high-profile gun battles took place. The 1934 shootout at Little Bohemia Lodge being one well-known example, a botched federal raid on thew Dillinger gang.

    Amidst this backdrop, is how the Roosevelt administration got the National Firearms Act passed in 1934, but notice the sleight of hand: It isn’t the gangsters and criminals themselves blamed for the bloodshed, but the tools they are using, i.e., the weapons they carried. And arguably, the various criminal gangs of that time would not even have existed in the first place, or at least been so powerful, had not the government passed the Voldsted Act in the first place!

    It’s all a self-licking ice-cream cone which grows government, grows its tax revenue base, and expands its power. Or to use another metaphor, it is like a magician doing something with one hand, but something else entirely with the other. Cause a problem with one hand, “solve it” with the other…. easy way to dupe the ‘proles who never suspect that fed.gov is the cause of all of it. Or darned near all of it….

  23. On March 26, 2022 at 11:54 pm, Dan said:

    What the Second Amendment says is irrelevant. Why? Very simple. Because the people in power choose to ignore it. They do so without consequences. And as long as that is the reality of life in America they will continue to violate and ignore our rights. And not just our rights under the Second Amendment.

  24. On March 27, 2022 at 12:40 pm, Georgiaboy61 said:

    @ Dan

    Re: “What the Second Amendment says is irrelevant.”

    That’s correct, but with a proviso: The courts still adjudicate cases having to do with the Second Amendment – goodness knows why, since most of the rest of the government pretends that the constitution does not exist – but that is a fact. It also serves as a convenient rallying point for the RTKBA crowd, and serves a purpose for that.

    However, that said, if the 2A disappeared tomorrow, it would not alter in the slightest the facts on the ground. The Constitution and Bill of Rights affirmed rights free men already possessed; they did not grant such rights or liberties. Those predate the document itself. A Christian would say those rights were God-given, and perhaps an atheist would say that they were “inherent.” But regardless, the covenant signed upon that day did not grant those rights.

    Those who wish to ban private ownership of firearms have long-contended that if they can just get the Second Amendment abolished, then Americans will simply have to turn over their arms to the authorities. They are of course incorrect, for the reasons above. The right to self-defense and defense of one’s loved ones and property is fundamental to human existence, regardless of what others claim.

    Do not overlook the deterrent value, either, of all of those arms (and ammunition for them) which now lie in private hands. Who knows how many times the knowledge of that fact has stayed a would-be tyrants hand? In this respect, the 2A is working exactly as the Founders intended.

  25. On March 27, 2022 at 8:48 pm, Hedge said:

    The auto sear is a frame of mind.

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