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Kansas City is once again suing to shut down an arms manufacturer that received a new federal license after lawsuits and unpaid taxes bankrupted the company, Mayor Quinton Lucas announced Friday.

The city of Kansas City, along with the state of Illinois, is suing the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives over its decision to award a federal firearms license to JA Industries, renamed from the now defunct Jimenez Arms. The two governments are joined by the Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund.

According to the lawsuit, the three plaintiffs are suing ATF and its leadership over its "arbitrary, capricious and unlawful decision" to award a license to the company, which the lawsuit claims has repeatedly broken federal firearms laws and contributed to gun trafficking.

"It is inexcusable that the regulators we rely on to enforce federal gun laws have failed to take action despite the clear evidence that Jimenez Arms contributed to gun trafficking," Lucas said. "This effort is about accountability - and it's also protecting Kansas City residents by addressing an ongoing threat to public safety in our city."

The lawsuit was filed Friday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. It seeks to force ATF to revoke the license it granted JA Industries.

Link: https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article248537210.html
 

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I can get behind a lawsuit against the ATF for making arbitrary, capricious and unlawful decisions.
Where do I sign up to be part of a class action suit regarding that?
 

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Just thinking the same thing @ajole. In fact, might be an idea to launch another, using the same criteria, for other "Laws" created by said agency
 

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This is the same city hall that shouted they did not want geds help in solving the murder of a 4 year old boy this past summer
This was the same week a pregnant mother was gunned down PUSHING AN INFANT IN A STROLLER , IN BROAD DAYLIGHT, IN A 7-11 PARKING LOT. Mayor lucas is a disgrace to this city.
 

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"....the lawsuit claims has repeatedly broken federal firearms laws and contributed to gun trafficking."
Any media coverage of the "repeated" violations or gun trafficking to substantiate the mayor's claim as a basis for his lawsuit?? ...just wondering....
 
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"....the lawsuit claims has repeatedly broken federal firearms laws and contributed to gun trafficking."
Any media coverage of the "repeated" violations or gun trafficking to substantiate the mayor's claim as a basis for his lawsuit?? ...just wondering....
Never heard a word about it. Sounds like the usual anti-gun media manure pole.
 

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"....the lawsuit claims has repeatedly broken federal firearms laws and contributed to gun trafficking."
Any media coverage of the "repeated" violations or gun trafficking to substantiate the mayor's claim as a basis for his lawsuit?? ...just wondering....
None. Because the claim doesn't comport with the law. The claimants assert that certain, unspecified, "gun parts" (including what is commonly referred to as "80% receivers") are actually guns themselves instead of "not guns." But the claim is, because they are intended to eventually become guns, they, through some sort of magic, already are. Thus, the <cough> "logic" goes that because the ATF is allowing these not-guns-but-magically-are-guns to be sold without an FFL, then the ATF is breaking the law and contributing to "trafficking."

Allan Gura has been giving it particular attention, has filed an Amicus siding against the claim (and with the ATF), and has given several interviews in regard to it. Last one I heard was on Tom Gresham's "Gun Talk."

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