Biden’s “Transition Team” Spoke To ATF About Pistol Braces and Receivers

According to some other news sources Joe Biden's “transition team” has been in contact with the head folks over at our favorite alphabet organization, the ATF. Their acting director, Regina Lombardo was reportedly in a conference call on 10 November with his team to discuss the ATF's priorities going forward.

I'll just come right out and say it, their priorities are enacting more gun control.

The director apparently said that going after 80% lower receivers and pistol braces would be at the top of their list going forward, according to an unnamed insider.

This news comes shortly on the heels of the US election, as well as a cease and desist letter the ATF sent out to companies who sell guns with pistol braces.

The two items are generally viewed as a “loophole” in their own respective ways. For the 80% lower receivers, there is no serial number because it isn't classified as a gun at the time of sale. Because there is no serial number and the item isn't considered to be a gun, there is no background check to go through when purchasing.

Those in charge of restricting freedom obviously hate this.

And as for the pistol braces … they go around NFA rules. So instead of having an SBR (short barreled rifle), you can have an AR-15 pistol with a brace and never have to do a shred of paperwork or pay any extra fees.

Because you don't have to fill out any paperwork to own a braced pistol, the ATF obviously hates this. Why? Because they want more control and there is no paperwork trail.

Those who are anti-gun have had disdain for both items for a long time, but make no mistake, these items should remain legal. As far as I know, an American citizen has always had the right to make his own arms in his own house. Just as long as that person doesn't plan to sell that firearm, it is perfectly legal to make.

And of course, as we've been following now for several weeks and mentioned briefly above, the ATF had sent a cease and desist letter to Q, LLC., the maker of the Honey Badger AR Pistol, and issued warnings to others.

At the time, we all thought the timing of this letter was interesting with the election right around the corner. And now we know why. We assumed that the ATF was itching for an anti-gun president and with Biden claiming to hold the office of president elect, it's all making a lot more sense.

Then an anonymous source was reported to have said that some of the higher ups at the ATF have always hated pistol braces and had plans to ban them, and it was only the lack of “political capital” that stopped them from doing so.

I believe that the coming months will wreak havoc on our gun rights and the things we enjoy. All one has to do is look at his  proposed gun control plan to see what I'm saying.

If you have any thoughts on any of this, let us know in the comments below.

About Joshua Gillem

Josh is a lifelong practitioner and student of the gun. He grew up shooting/hunting with his dad, and was given his first gun, a 12 gauge shotgun, when just a small boy. After high school, he joined the Marines where his love for firearms blossomed as he qualified with an M16A2, an M9, and a 240G. Josh has been writing about firearms and tactics for several years, owns the blog Gunners Den, is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, and believes that each individual person has the right to self-defense by any means necessary. Currently residing in gun-friendly NC, he carries a concealed gun on a daily basis, even in his own house.


  1. Beth C on November 15, 2020 at 10:14 am

    Biden and his “team” scares the hell out of me. When people were saying how we Trump-supporters were the crazy ones, well welcome to the new crazy 🤦🏼‍♀️ I cannot wait to say, “we tried to tell your brainwashed selves”. May God help us and protect us. But I’m still gonna CC.

  2. Christopher W Walleck on November 16, 2020 at 6:11 am

    I’m sick of the left trying to take our rights away! If they are successful in stealing the election we all are in trouble!!

  3. Brenda Godejohn on November 17, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Joe Biden is a not my President

  4. John Gilbert on November 19, 2020 at 12:13 am

    This article is more propaganda to continue dividing this nation. I have heard this same arguement for over sixty years. And yet more powerful weapons are being manufactured today than at anytime in our history.

  5. Troy on November 19, 2020 at 5:17 am

    The scariest thing is that Biden will not be in control, he will be a puppet and Kamala will end up as POTUS. Now that really is a scary thought. All of the idiots that voted demonrats are going to see exactly who they have elected along with all the dead people who voted for them.
    The worst part of civil unrest or all out revolution will be the local guys in blue who come for our guns( they’re people from our communities that we know). May God help us! If ever there was a time for prayer it’s NOW!

  6. Joe Gregorius on November 19, 2020 at 6:29 am

    This is my 1st time reading your work. I find it extremely informative. Thank you !
    I’m Leary of talking sometimes because of who’s listening. Biden and his lackeys can play their games but there’s still “ Term Limits “ on our side.
    Joe G.

  7. Michael Olech on November 19, 2020 at 7:06 am

    This is all hearsay! Lets not jump the gun until we know the facts. I have not heard any of this from the Biden team, so what makes this story factual? Just because someone said something doesn’t make them right…. Searching for any news as indicated in this article found zero published. Concealed Carry are you promoting propaganda? I have been a gun carrying individual for many many years. Not once did any law change taking my rights away.

    Lets bring back the Republicans, not the crazy people who today call themselves Republicans and have no idea what that means.

  8. frankjbonazza3 on November 29, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    For all you people calling this hearsay, you do realize that Biden said Beto was gonna be his gun czar right? He also said nobody needs these AR-14’s and had an angry confrontation with a UAW employee recently. He is most certainly going to make some of the dumbest most restrictive laws regarding guns of any president if he succeeds with the election steal. Wake up

Leave a Comment