ATF comms with Slide Fire

CJ Ciaramella filed this request with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives of the United States of America.
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Due Nov. 1, 2017
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From: CJ Ciaramella

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All written and electronic communications between firearm accessory manufacturer Slide Fire and ATF Firearms Technology Branch between Jan. 1, 2010 and Jan. 1, 2011. On June 7, 2010, the chief of the ATF Firearms Technology Branch responded to a submission and accompanying inquiry letter regarding Slide Fire's replacement shoulder stock, commonly referred to as a "bump stock":

I therefore request Slide Fire's original letter and any additional communications between the company and the Firearms Technology Branch in 2010.

The requester is a full-time journalist. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


CJ Ciaramella


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From: CJ Ciaramella

My name is CJ Ciaramella. I'm a reporter at Reason Magazine. You can see my author bio here:

From: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

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