BATFE Rules On ‘AutoGlove’

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Bearing Arms

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has apparently issued a ruling on the controversial “AutoGlove.” The glove contained a motor-driven “trigger actuation device” that, while not attached to the firearm, would allow a semi-auto weapon to run just like a machine gun.

If you’re surprised to learn that BATFE gave the Autoglove a big, fat nope, you don’t really know BATFE.

Designed as a “trigger actuation device” that does not permanently attach to a gun, the AutoGlove made headlines earlier this summer. The fully contained TAD used a battery pack that attached to the wrist or forearm to mechanically manipulate the trigger at variable speeds to include single, three-round, or continuous fire at rates past 1,000 rounds per minute.

However, as noted by the company, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives tested the AutoGlove and issued a determination letter last week that the device “may not be used

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