Read Silencer Shop’s Comment for Proposed ATF Rule Change
It’s been crazy around here for the last couple of months with the threat of a rule change coming down the pipe from the NFA Branch.
Regardless, we’ve been working hard to find any way to stop this nonsensical change – and you can read our official comment regarding the rule change by clicking this link.
I’ll be the first to admit that it is a bit long; but, if you have ~30-45 minutes, it is a very good read. It also helps provide a good sense of what the ATF is trying to do here – and why it truly isn’t defensible and doesn’t make sense.
If you don’t take the time to read the whole thing, I’ll pass my favorite quote along here:
“The NFA’s CLEO requirement must be put in perspective. While a federal application tooperate a nuclear reactor is blindingly voluminous, covering topics ranging from reactor securityto environmental impact, the 10,000-plus-page application does not require a single CLEOcertification. The federal application to handle, distribute, or manufacture substances such ascocaine, heroin, and MDMA under the Controlled Substances Act requires no CLEOcertification. The USDA license to breed, own, and exhibit dangerous wild animals such aslions and tigers likewise contains no CLEO certification requirement. While some believe it isan oversimplification to state that “guns don’t kill people,” nuclear meltdowns, cocaine, and wildtigers clearly do kill people. Criminal history and mental stability are undeniably-relevantfactors for consideration of applications to participate in such dangerous and highly-regulatedactivities. Yet, the responsible agencies have been able to analyze and regulate suchapplications—even within the all-encompassing context of a 10,000-page application to operatea nuclear reactor—without resorting to certifications from local or state chief law enforcementofficials.”
Remember that the comment period ends on Monday 12/9, so please don’t delay on submitting a comment of your own!
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