Judge Blocks Sale of “Forced-Reset Triggers” for AR-15s

Finds that defendants defrauded customers by claiming the after-market devices were legal.

District Judge Nina Morrison recently ruled in favor of the Department of Justice (DOJ), blocking the sale of “forced-reset triggers” that cause AR-15 rifles to fire more like machine guns.

The company Rare Breed Triggers (RBT) sold their forced-reset triggers, which they called the FRT-15, to customers without receiving approval from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Not only that, the Justice Department found that the company destroyed sales records and used fake names on mailed packages to prevent the government from accurately tracking their distribution of the FRT-15s. 

The department estimates that the company has sold 103,000 FRT-15s for $380 each since December 2020, a total of $39.4 million in sales.

“Defendants declined to seek ATF classification of the FRT-15 and instead simply assure RBT’s customers that the device was ‘legal’ precisely because they knew that allowing ATF to examine their device before bringing it to market might kill their proverbial golden goose,” Judge Morrison wrote in her 129-page ruling.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For federal district judges to be prudent in their rulings on constitutional cases.
  • For Attorney General Merrick Garland to seek God’s direction as he heads the Justice Department.
  • For the investigators and lawyers of the DOJ as they present cases in federal courts.

Sources: Reuters, ABC News


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