They're still approving them, they just make you jump through some hoops and won't approve it if they think you're using premade parts. My most recent one was approved in mid April.I honestly haven't heard of anyone lately getting approval on a form 1 , but then again- I havent followed closely since they went to fp cards, pics, bgc for all resonsible parties of a trust
So if I understand that right even a block of aluminum you plan to turn on a mill is already a suppressor and illegal. Is that correct?The legal definition of silencer includes "any part intended only for use in [a silencer]". About a year ago the ATF determined form 1 kits, undrilled cones, and other similar parts are intended only for use in making silencers. Thus, they are already silencers, and can't be used to make a silencer on a form 1.
Prior to last year's mass denial they didn't really care. Since then they've required extra information prior to approval, which they use to determine whether or not you're using parts that meet their interpretation of the definition of silencer. I'm sure there's people lying on their forms, getting approved, and using premade parts, but that's not something I'd recommend.
They have some poorly defined idea of when something goes from raw material to silencer. It seems like raw materials, like a block of aluminum from McMaster, isn't considered a silencer. Once you do any operation to it with the intent of making a silencer it becomes a silencer. They haven't made any kind of official statement to that effect though.So if I understand that right even a block of aluminum you plan to turn on a mill is already a suppressor and illegal. Is that correct?