WSJ: Ghost-Gun Company Raided by Federal Agents
Their supposed crime? Selling "ready to build" kits with an 80% lower in it and all the necessary parts to complete the firearm. The receiver, the legal firearm part, was not complete and required machining by the buyer. ATF is claiming these kits weren't approved by them. Apparently, the ATF has decided to construe all of these things together as manufacturing a complete firearm, or wishes to establish that precedent in court by railroading Polymer80.
The idea here is to terrorize them or use defense costs to bankrupt them out of business. Maybe they can get a plea deal where the company agrees to shutdown? It's unlikely anyone will spring up in their place in this environment. Pour encourager les autes; to encourage the others. It's how the ATF does business, just like the mafia.
The big problem with Polymer80 that the ATF, CA DOJ, and limp-wristed police have is that criminals also use them. Nevermind the hobbyist who wants something he can complete and assemble within his skill-set or the citizen who wants a firearm off-the-books so the tyrannical ATF can't seize it when they finally get the green light to squash the Second Amendment.
Ignore the fact that criminals formerly (and still do) obtained guns through straw purchases, crooked ATFs, burglaries, thefts, and making crappier homemade firearms. No, because Polymer80 is a company that sells these easily, they must be squashed. So ATF is doing it through its vast regulatory power which they will only use when Biden/Harris come to power.
The ATF is without honor and is America's worst rogue agency. Forget about Trump fixing them or Congress reining them in after 2020; there will be no more free and fair elections in America. If the Supreme Court doesn't hand Trump the win, the only chances for reforming a clearly tyrannical government will be through the Second Amendment.
Clayton E. Cramer
Gun Free Zone
The War on Guns
The View From Out West