Gun manufacturer Q, LLC of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, received a cease-and-desist letter from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Boston Field Office this summer notifying the company that its popular “Honey Badger Pistol” is really a “firearm” as defined by the National Firearms Act.
Specifically, the ATF said it had “examined” the Honey Badger Pistol and determined it is actually a “short-barreled rifle” and therefore subject to the same regulations governing that class of firearms.
This decision has the potential to turn millions of previously law-abiding gun owners into criminals by decree.
The letter, dated Aug. 3 and made public last week, further informed Q that two additional products, the manufacturer’s Sugar Weasel and Mini Fix models, may also fall under the NFA’s “firearms” category.
The letter explained how the ATF arrived at its conclusion.
“The Honey Badger Pistol