Interesting,I took it as the ATF guy saying, "Don'y blame us for how you guys wrote the laws. Rewrite them if you don't want our advice."
Partially. Seems ATF is sticking its head in the sand when this guy talks to them about how they are misinterpreting the law. And yes, it's a shitilly (is shittily a word ?
) written law. Perhaps it will be quickly remedied after getting blasted by CNN, but then, I'm afraid what kind of ridiculous crap they may change it to. I don't knows the ins-and-outs of a manufacturing license but it seems it would be fairly easy for the ATF and a manufacturer to agree on a critical part for each of their models or for a blanket part on common types (i.e. AR lower).