After Karras learned that the ATF wanted Ares’ customer list and inventory of composite “80% lower receivers” for AR-15 rifles, he obtained a temporary order which restrained the ATF from forcibly seizing the items.
However, after pressure from the Department of Justice, Judge Sammartino reversed the restraining order and armed ATF agents raided Ares Armor on Saturday, but not before interrogating customers outside the store.
Writing on the store’s official Facebook page, Karras said the ATF agents involved in the raid were clearly enjoying themselves.
“Quote from an ATF Agent during the raid “searching is fun! paper work sucks.” Maybe the ATF thinks the Constitution is part of that paper work that sucks… Despicable behavior on their part. This is just the beginning!” wrote Karras.