Every Nerf Gun Could Be Turned Into “80% Or Greater Receiver” Under New ATF Rule


From Zerohedge

A Twitter user who appears well rounded with 3D-printing technology tweeted Saturday about the consequences if every “Nerf gun/foam dart gun were to suddenly become an 80% receiver.” 

Twitter user “00MEAT” said while the Biden administration is going after ghost guns and unserialized weapons. There could be a “list of consequences if every Nerf gun/foam dart gun were to suddenly become an 80% receiver, and if the ATF were to suddenly consider 80% receivers as firearms. I’ll just let you imagine what the below image is.” 

00MEAT continued: “I mean, think of the children, does the ATF really want to go after every kid once they have an 80% sbr?” 

With some fiddling around with basic computer-aided drafting software, 00MEAT was able to create the “Nerf .22 adapter,” which could theoretically “make every foam dart gun everywhere into an 80% receiver.” 

They even built a Nerf .22 adapter and attached it to the child’s play weapon that can easily be bought at Walmart or Amazon. 

“There we go. Every nerf gun is now an 80% or greater receiver. If you have a kid with a nerf gun, please let the ATF know you don’t want your kid charged with purchasing a firearm while under 21.”

00MEAT responds to someone asking, “What do I need to make this?” 

They said: “A 3d printer, a washer, and a nail. I used a little epoxy to glue the nail in and put the new head on the dart. Also 2 small screws. to attach the barrel. The blowback is definitely going to be a problem and I don’t know of the dart will hit it hard enough to set it off.” 

What it appears is the lower receiver of the Nerf gun fires the dart with a modified firing pin at the bullet in the slightly modified barrel. 

00MEAT ranted some more:

“Mirror Mirror on the wall, who’s the biggest FFL of them all? That’s right, it’s Walmart. With aisles full of nerf guns that are “readily convertible to a firing state”. What does that proposed new rule say that FFLs have to do with such devices again? Serialize and record them?” 

They concluded: “Don’t they also have to do a background check? and also cannot sell to anyone under 21? That’s not good for sales. Somebody with lots of lawyers should do something about this rule, 2021R-05. @Hasbro @Walmart.” 

The takeaway, in 00MEAT’s view, is that big-box retailers have aisles of Nerf guns that, under ATF’s proposed new rule Definition of “Frame or Receiver” and Identification of Firearms, could be classified as a weapon “readily convertible to a firing state.” 

Just imagine if the new rule was proposed – would that mean, besides 80% lowers bought online or at gun stores, Nerf guns could also be serialized? That would crush sales of big-box retailers and Amazon and piss off many parents who have kids that all they want to do this summer is play Nerf with their friends with no masks. 



  1. I await the BATF ruling on shoelaces with glee…

    At some point, the absurdity of all this is going to have to start becoming apparent to everyone, even the nanny-state types. In the UK, knives with points are already being banned and treated as though they were lethal weapons. What comes next? Constructive possession of a “blunt instrument” in the form of your garden rockery? Will they require everything in the countryside to be “de-weaponized” by providing it with protective padding? Must we cement down every loose rock?

    The whole mindset is nuts, in the first place. There are no “dangerous weapons”, just dangerous men. You don’t control the latter by banning the former; they’ll just improvise, and frankly, I’d rather the local nutjob had a Saturday Night Special to work out his frustrations with life, rather than he deciding to do it with an improvised propane tank IED. The actual “most lethal” attacks here in the US have all been done with improvised explosives or incendiaries; actual weapon-based attacks have historically been a lot less destructive. Why the hell the idiots focus on the weapons? Mostly because “idiots”.

    • No it doesn’t. Never underestimate the ability of the government to enshrine absurdity in a law and also enforce that same law.

      There are still laws on the books that make all this seem logical and rational.

  2. It’s illegal to make bombs from everyday materials, so why wouldn’t guns made from everyday materials be regulated?

    • And guns are already regulated. As are you hypothetical explosives. What aren’t are those everyday common precursors to said explosives. The only thing remotely regulated in that manner is pseudoephedrine to prevent the making of crystal meth. That has harmed the consumer and done jack to prevent crystal meth from being made.


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