ATF Classifies Chore Boy Pot Scrubber Pads NFA Firearms

David Codrea's unregistered stockpile - for sale "off the books" to the highest cartel bidder. Chore Boy: the most trusted name in unregistered NFA firearms. Photo by David Codrea
David Codrea's unregistered stockpile - for sale "off the books" to the highest cartel bidder. Chore Boy: the most trusted name in unregistered NFA firearms. Photo by David Codrea

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Firearms Technology Branch has deemed “Chore Boy copper cleaning pads, along with fiberglass insulation,” a firearm, subject to registration and a $200 transfer tax, an official letter obtained recently by Gun Rights Examiner reveals.  The response to an attorney inquiry by John R. Spencer, Chief, Firearms Technology Branch, offers one of the more creatively restrictive assessments since ATF declared a shoestring to be a machinegun.

The rationale Spencer uses:

A silencer is a firearm per U.S. Code, subject to National Firearms Act registration and transfer tax requirements.

“[S]ound/gas absorbing materials manufactured from Chore Boy copper cleaning pads, along with fiberglass insulation, constitute a silencer…”

Therefore, it is illegal for an individual to replace deteriorated material within an already- registered suppressor without an approved ATF Form 1, ‘Application to Make and Register a Firearm,’” along with a “$200.00 making tax” and “a ‘no-marking’ variance…since there is no viable area in which to apply a serial number to the sound-absorbing material.” Read more

Source: Gun Rights Examiner

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  1. I cannot find any link to the actual [original?] letter from ATF stating that Chore Boy pads equals a silencer. Anybody know of the original? Any help?

  2. WOW! That is the first time I’ve heard a DEM say anything that made the slightest bit of sense. 🙂

    So true, the ATF needs to be dismantled and it’s responsibilities delegated solely to those government agencies competent enough to do the job. The ATF has shown itself to be what it was intended to be, the personal police force of whichever socialist politician is currently in charge. I’d personally like to see Holder criminally charged for his part in the F&F scandal as well as sued for wrongful death by the families of the Border Patrol officers killed due to his negligent actions.

  3. I imagine that the next election will set a lot of this to right. Holder will be just another bad memory, along with his cronies, unless he is frog marched out of his office before then, and into a nice jail cell. Also, I am a Democrat, a moderate one though, so the ones who are trying to deny me my 2nd Amendment rights, I have no pity for, nor will I vote for them, even if they begged me to.

    The BATFE needs to be dismantled, and abolished. Alcohol and Tobacco are drugs, and should be handled by the FDA, and the DEA. The justice department, not the IRS, should handle the rest, with no so-called firearms head. The BATFE has become nothing but a running joke, packed full of political liars, whom do not care about whom is hurt by their actions, just to get their lies spread to the public.

    This one “classification” shows just how stupid some of the employees of the BATFE actually are. In my opinion, God made John R. Spencer a moron, with a good dash of insanity thrown in.


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