Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $78,831
89%  
Woo hoo!! And now over 89%!! Less than $9.2k to go!! Less than $400 to the yellow!! Let's git 'er done!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: aresarmor

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Ares Armor and ATF hearing taken off calendar as more questions emerge

    03/24/2014 1:11:54 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 March, 2014 | David Codrea
    The United States District Court, Southern District of California on Wednesday granted a joint motion filed earlier in the day by attorneys for Ares Armor and the Department of Justice. The order vacated as moot a preliminary injunction hearing scheduled for Thursday, vacated the Temporary Restraining Order issued on March 11 (and the modification issued on March 14), and affirmed Ares Armor’s rights to file an amended complaint and to seek further injunctive relief. “In consideration of the specific injunctive relief requested by the [temporary restraining order obtained by Ares Armor on March 11] to prevent the seizure of the...
  • Feds raid gun parts stores despite court order

    03/19/2014 8:36:36 AM PDT · by andyk · 33 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | 19 MAR 14 | Misha Dibono
    SAN DIEGO – With a search warrant in hand, federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confiscated computers, customer lists and the questionable polymer 80 percent lower receivers from four Ares Armor store locations throughout San Diego County over the weekend. “There were women and children inside our retail establishment when the (ATF) agents came in with guns drawn,” said Ares Armor Executive Officer Dimitrios Karras. “They came into our firearms manufacturing facility saying, ‘Arms up!’  like they were invading Iraq.” The raid happened three days after Ares owner was granted a temporary restraining by a...
  • EPArmory, Aries Armor, BATFE Raid and 80% Lowers

    03/18/2014 11:16:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I have been trying to make sense of the current chaos involving EPArmory 80% lowers, the BATFE, and Aries Armor.   Kilbreaux at the eparmory.com forum has some cogent analysis: Of course I wonder just what IF anything the ATF can do in terms of retrieving receivers from customers. First, a significant number of receivers had to be OTC, cash sales…no way to track those people down. For the CC internet customers, so they find out who they are…how do they prove the parts received were manufactured in such a manner as to be considered a firearm? Assuming they even...
  • ATF files opposition motion to TRO in Ares Armor case

    03/18/2014 6:04:02 AM PDT · by aragorn · 20 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 03/17/2014 | David Codrea
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives filed a motion Monday morning in the United States District Court, Southern District of California, in opposition to Ares Armor’s motion for temporary restraining order, adding to a developing story that unfolded dramatically over the weekend with raids on the gun parts distributor’s facilities. The initial TRO was ordered last Tuesday. The government justifies its position claiming they are “conducting a lawful criminal investigation of the illegal manufacture, distribution, sale and possession of AK-15 [sic] variant lower receivers, which are considered firearms under the Firearms Control Act...” Such an assumption is not...
  • Gun enthusiasts build their own weapons [Ares Armor: background from 2013]

    03/17/2014 2:53:59 AM PDT · by deks · 16 replies
    FOX 5 San Diego ^ | January 29, 2013 | Misha Di Bono
    As gun sales skyrocket across the country, an Oceanside shop that let’s you build your own guns says its business is booming too. Ares Armor offers gun enthusiasts a novel way to exercise their 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. “Under the Gun Control Act of 1968, an individual can make a weapon for personal use, but not for sale or distribution,” said Ares Armor owner Dimitrios Karras. It’s legal and his business is through the roof. “We are flooded with orders right now,” he said. Ares Armor allows customers to buy all the parts needed to build a weapon....
  • Warrant application shows Ares Armor referenced in wider investigation

    03/16/2014 11:29:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 3/16/14 | David Codrea
    Southern California gun parts and accessory dealer Ares Armor continues to inform customers and supporters as to the status of its operations following yesterday’s raid by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Ares Chief Operations Officer Jeremy Tuma posted an update Saturday evening to his Instagram account where he first posted the news yesterday afternoon that “ATF is currently executing search warrants on all of our locations.” “We will be burning the midnight oil to assure we are fully operational by morning and that business goes on as uninterrupted as possible,” Tuma stated in last night’s message. Per...
  • CA Gun Store Owner Refuses to Give Feds Customer List (ATF Seeks Buyers of AR-15 Lower Receivers)

    03/13/2014 7:42:46 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | March 12, 2014 | Misha DiBono
    Gun store owner refuses to give feds customer list OCEANSIDE, Calif. – The owner of an Oceanside store that sells various gun parts to build a rifle from scratch refused to turn over his customer list to federal agents. Dimitrios Karras, owner of Ares Armor, said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents were investigating their business, not for what they sell, but for the people who purchase their products. Karras said the ATF threatened to shutter their business if they didn’t hand over the names of 5,000 customers who have purchased an 80 percent lower receiver (the...
  • BREAKING: ATF Raids Ares Armor In Direct Violation of Court Issued Restraining Order

    03/15/2014 7:21:44 PM PDT · by South40 · 68 replies
    Gunssavelives.net ^ | MARCH 15 2014 | Dan Cannon
    We’ve always said that a restraining order is just a piece of paper. Usually we’re referring to defensive gun uses when we say that. However, in this case we have the government violating a restraining order issued by… the government. As we reported earlier this week, the ATF has demanded that Ares Armor, along with some other vendors, turn over their customer records in relation to an 80% lower that may have actually been a firearm under law. Ares agreed to stop selling the product in question as well as turn over their stock to the ATF, however they refused...
  • ATF breaks into Ares Armor in National City

    03/15/2014 3:06:06 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 147 replies
    youtube ^ | 3-15-14 | reapersixfour
    This video was taken 3/15/14 @ around 1250 @ the National City Ares Armor location
  • California gun parts store refuses to turn over customer list to federal officials

    03/15/2014 9:49:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 15, 2014
    The owner of a California store that sells gun parts to build rifles from scratch is refusing to turn over his customer list to federal officials. Dimitrios Karras, owner of Ares Armor in Oceanside, told Fox5SanDiego.com that Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents are investigating his business because it sells AR-15 lower receivers, which contain the gun’s operating parts. The company sold thousands of 80 percent receivers in with colors showing where the customer can drill, making it easier and cheaper to build. The ATF said the sales are illegal and demanded the company turn over the products...