I’ve been making gun related content for the better part of 10 years. I have ALWAYS wanted to give back to the audience that watches my videos in a way that is just massive. The number one thing that always comes to mind is a rifle that is something that most folks wouldn’t ever buy for themselves. The Barrett M82A1 is one of the most visceral shooting experiences I’ve ever had. It’s loud, its over the top and overall it’s incredible.
On 12/7, in our weekly gun news show called TGC News, Jon put out a bit of a challenge to you guys. If you click our secret affiliate link 50,000 times by Christmas, we will give away a Barrett 50BMG rifle. Things are absolutely rolling so far and you guys are doing great! It really is as simple as it seems. Once we reach that 50k click goal, we will announce how the giveaway will work. Until then, get to clicking!
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THE GIVEAWAY WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY December 28th on TGC NEWS
ATF has once again unlawfully and unconstitutionally exceeded its authority and changed the law by issuing a new determination that is devoid of logic and reason, contains no explanation as to the manner in which it arrived at its conclusion, conflicts with its prior determinations, and embodies the very essence of “arbitrary and capricious”.
After examining a sample Q Honey Badger Pistol, the ATF’s Firearms and Ammunition Technology Division (FATD) concluded that “the objective features of the Honey Badger firearm, configured with the subject stabilizing brace, indicate the firearm is designed and intended to be fired from the shoulder.” FATD further concluded that it is a SBR as defined by the National Firearms Act (NFA) and Gun Control Act (GCA). Yet, ATF does not explain how it arrived at this conclusion other than vague generalizations that the firearm was “designed” to be fired from the shoulder and by virtue of its barrel length meeting the definition of a SBR.
Earlier this summer, regarding the possible action regarding pistol braces, we said that our “Constitution requires an accountable legislature to enact just laws within specific, limited, and enumerated powers, not decreed by nameless bureaucrats with a political agenda, or even a president.” And when the ATF previously reversed a long-standing and well understood position that bump stock-type devices were not machine guns, FPC and Firearms Policy Foundation led the charge with the first lawsuit in the nation against ATF’s unlawful and unconstitutional act.
There can be no question that our Constitution requires accountability to coincide with the enactment of laws, and that those laws must be within specific, limited, and enumerated powers, not left to bureaucrats who escape all aspects of responsibility. Once more, we remind ATF and the executive branch that their authority has limits and that, if need be, they will once again be reminded of those limits through legal action.
FPC believes that the ATF, NFA, GCA, and every other law that threatens the People with disarmament and prison for exercising human rights should be abolished. Our legal team will continue to closely monitor this issue and take whatever action is necessary, possible, and prudent to protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners and our members against abusive government agencies and policies.
Firearms Policy Coalition (www.firearmspolicy.org) is a 501(c)4 grassroots nonprofit organization. FPC’s mission is to protect and defend constitutional rights—especially the right to keep and bear arms—advance individual liberty, and restore freedom.
SB Tactical, in conjunction with the Firearms Regulatory Accountability Coalition, Inc., (FRAC), and the National Rifle Association, stands in solidarity with Q, LLC. and is disappointed by the recent ATF actions in classifying their Honey Badger pistol as a short-barreled rifle. This classification is based on a seemingly arbitrary set of criteria and promises to create unnecessary confusion and anxiety amongst millions of legal gun owners and the industry as a whole.
The ATF is saying, in part, that they will not evaluate an accessory as a stand-alone product, but that the characteristics of the entire firearm influence their decision. Characteristics such as optics chosen, magazine capacity, how the gun is marketed, or length of pull will “holistically” determine a firearm’s NFA classification. Moreover, the ATF has, to date, refused to clarify or state what characteristics define a Pistol Stabilizing Brace. They have stated that “they will know it when they see it”.
This arbitrary approach is creating confusion and uncertainty for millions of law-abiding citizens, manufacturers, retailers, and wholesalers. SB Tactical is the inventor of the Pistol Stabilizing Brace and is deeply committed to our customers, the Second Amendment, and the rule of law. The ATF’s approach is unfair and unlawful.
SB Tactical will, undoubtedly and unwaveringly, continue to support Q, LLC. We are tirelessly working with congressional leadership, the White House, and the Department of Justice to ensure that legal gun owners’ rights and the rights of manufacturers are not in jeopardy. It is our hope that the ATF’s latest policy interpretations, politically motivated or not, are corrected and that the confusion created can be reversed.
It is not too late to make your voice heard. We strongly urge you to contact the Department of Justice and demand they take swift action to stop and reverse ATF’s efforts to issue arbitrary and capricious decisions affecting millions of legal gun owners.
If you’re not from one these States, you can find your representative’s contact information here: https://www.contactingcongress.org/
About SB Tactical
SB Tactical®, the originator of the Pistol Stabilizing Brace® and manufacturers of industry-leading firearms accessories, is setting the bar for innovation and product development in the large frame pistol category. The SB Tactical line of products is U.S. veteran designed and proudly manufactured in the U.S.A. For more information on the brand’s growing line of products for multiple firearms platforms, visit www.sb-tactical.com.
In a recent twitter post, Congressman Matt Gaetz of Florida’s first district unveiled a letter he and several cohorts crafted and sent to US Attorney General William Barr and Acting Director of ATF Regina Lombardo. The letter specifically calls out ATF for its unlawful and unethical behavior to stifle the firearms industry through backdoor strong-arm tactics.
Going to the range for the first time can be very intimidating, especially if you are new to guns. Listed below is an introduction to firearms safety. I’m pretty sure that any avid shooter can recite this list flawlessly as it is usually the first thing you learn. I hope this helps, and I am so excited to welcome you to our community!
Treat Every Gun Like It’s Loaded
This means that when you’re getting ready to go to the range, you’re pointing your gun in a safe direction, removing the magazine, and locking the slide back. Look down the chamber with your eyes to be 100% sure there is no ammunition in it before putting it in your range bag. This also applies when you’re putting your gun back into your safe when you get home. It’s a really good habit to check your gun (or anyone else’s gun) for ammunition every time you pick it up. If someone told you to grab their curling iron off the table would you just stick your hand right on it and risk getting a 3rd degree burn? No, you wouldn’t because you’re smart. You would make sure its unplugged first. This is the same principle.
Keep Your Gun Pointed In A Safe Direction
I’m going to combine two rules here. Keep your gun pointed in a safe direction AND never ever point your gun at something you don’t want to shoot. Don’t point your gun at your friends. Don’t point your gun at your loved ones. Don’t point your gun at yourself. You get the idea.
I’ve had unloaded guns pointed at me dozens of times while working in gun shops. Let me tell you, not a pleasant feeling. Getting swept by someone’s firearm is unsettling, and you should never put anyone in that position. Make this your mission – to be cautious of where your gun is pointed every time you pick it up. Every range you go to and every person you shoot with will appreciate it! Also, don’t be afraid to tell someone to keep their muzzle in a safe direction if you see them sweeping others.
Know Your Target and What’s Beyond It
This is important on and off the range. When you’re on the range the targets will usually be positioned in front of some sort of backstop. This could be made of shredded tire, dirt, sand, ect. The backstop is safe to shoot into as long as nobody is downrange. Never shoot over the backstop (yes, it does happen) because you can’t always be sure of what’s beyond it. There could be houses, a highway, ect.
This rule is especially important if you’re using your firearm for home defense. Your ammunition will go through drywall! Know what and WHO are behind the wall you’re aiming your gun at. This can also relate back to the second rule. If you’re pointing your gun at someone’s bedroom then that’s not a safe direction. There’s a bunch of different tactics for home defense that I’ll write about in other articles. These tactics will help you formulate a plan that works for you and keeps your loved ones safe.
Keep Your Finger Off The Trigger Until Ready To Shoot
This is the one that everyone seems to have trouble with. It is paramount to get into the habit of keeping your index finger off the trigger until you are 100% ready to fire your gun. That means keeping your index finger above the trigger guard every time you touch your gun. The gun will not go off unless the trigger is pulled. Keep yourself and everyone around you safe by keeping your finger off the bang switch until aimed at your target. Muscle memory is key with shooting, and before long you’ll be holding your Windex spray bottles with your finger off the “trigger” too.
Lastly, if you have any questions just ask! The gun community is full of incredible, and super kind people. Most ranges have instructors that work there, and if you want any help all you have to do is ask. A lot of times they’ll even have shooting competitions and some fun classes that you can sign up for. Knowledge is power, and it’s no different with shooting. I’m of the belief that if I’m going to carry a gun for protection, then I’m going to be efficient as heck while using it. See you at the range!