Check these out:
Page 1 through 5 is the ATF policy on M16 parts in AR15s referenced in my open letter to ATF Agent Jody Keeku.
Page 6 through the end are ATF internal documents indicating that the NFRTR registry that the ATF ALWAYS testifies is 100% accurate is actually subject to change without notice.
The latter documents are Work Papers that were used as evidence in the Department of Justice Inspector General's "review" of the NFRTR, and to write that report.
The REALLY damning thing is that those Work Papers were subject of a Discovery motion in the Friesen case, and ATF didn't fork them over --- the AUSA said they weren't relevant. That would seem like some kind of a violation of the law. Nailing that down will mean tracking down a copy of the Discovery motion as well as the AUSA's denial, which should --- in theory --- be possible to do once Doug posts the documents for his trial.
In the meantime, the new documents only confirm what others have been contending for years. This time, the new documents literally are a smoking NFRTR gun. Says one ATF document expert:
Given the lengths ATF went to redact the "Firearms Work Note" document, and the documents ATF has now released that fill in the redacted blanks, it is difficult to avoid the impression that ATF has been involved in an obstruction of justice.