Friday, April 25, 2014

Ares Armor Nightline Interview Before the ATF Raid

Two Weeks prior to the ATF Raid on Ares Armor's premises, Nightline conducted an interview with Dimitri Karras, CEO of Ares Armor. The headline and general focus was on being able to produce an unregistered firearm from parts they sell and a general theme of finishing 80% receivers at "home". Perhaps there is a bit of hyperbole interwoven, but what's entertainment news without that...

The most intriguing aspect from our point of view is when the interviewer, Mariana Van Zeller is talking with an ATF agent and he pointedly states that "If someone is making this (80% Receiver) into this (Rifle), my job is to try to stop that". Perhaps there was some fancy editing as there always are with this kind of "high speed" entertainment journalism, or perhaps this ATF agent is showing their hand when it comes to the future for 80% receivers. Clearly two weeks after this interview took place their opinion was shown in force regarding the 80% polymer receivers that Ares Armor was selling. Do note that they touch on a case of some folks in California that allegedly produced illegal firearms from 80% Receivers that was erroneously tied to Ares Armor by some within the firearms community.

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