September 12, 2023
The anti-gun bureaucrats at the ATF are back at it!
I’m sure you’ve heard by now that the ATF has begun its official comment period for a rule that could redefine who counts as a “Dealer in Firearms.”
Of course, this is just their slimy way of bypassing congress to make almost ALL gun sales funnel through the NICS Gun Ban Registry.
Don’t be fooled. The ATF’s actions are NOT about public safety. It’s a blatant power grab designed to bring private gun sales under federal scrutiny, forcing individuals to register as federal firearms licensees (FFL’s).
They want to make it so cumbersome, so bureaucratic, that people like you and me will just throw our hands up and say, “Fine, I won’t get a gun.”
If we don’t act, this could be a devastating blow to our Second Amendment rights!
Comment Online: The quickest way to have your say is through the online portal at regulations.gov (CLICK HERE TO COMMENT).
Comment by Mail: Send comments to Helen Koppe, Mail Stop 6N–518, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Enforcement Programs and Services, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 99 New York Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20226; ATTN: ATF 2022R–17.
Make sure you mention docket number ATF 2022R–17.
We have until December 7, 2023, to flood the ATF with comments exposing the insanity of their proposal.
Make no mistake: this isn’t just about shouting into the wind. A strong wave of well-reasoned opposition can force ATF to backtrack on some of their most egregious parts of this proposal.
If we can’t stop it there, your comments will be crucial ammunition in court battles against this unconstitutional rule.
What should you say? Stick to the facts. Point out how the proposed rule is inconsistent with existing laws and will target law-abiding citizens rather than criminals.
Remember, more than 95% of firearms purchase denials since 1998, when NICS was first established, have been “false positives.”
That means more than 95% of the people denied a purchase of a firearm have been WRONGLY denied, often because they share the same name (or similar name) to a prohibited person.
Funneling more names into this horrendously flawed system is only a recipe for disaster.
NICS needs to dismantled, not expanded!
That’s why it is time to flood the ATF with a tsunami of reasoned opposition.
Make them answer for every single line, every single clause in this ill-conceived proposal.
We’re at a tipping point. If we let them redefine who is a “Dealer in Firearms,” who knows what they’ll go after next?
They won’t stop until they’ve stripped us of our rights, one bureaucratic form at a time. We can’t let them get a foothold.
So don’t delay. Take action NOW!
Remember, the ATF is REQUIRED by federal law to respond to substantive comments.
Let’s make them work for it.
And if you can afford to do so, please chip-in $10 or even $20 to Texas Gun Rights to help us hold the ATF’s feet to the fire!
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