You’re probably aware that as part of the BidenHarris administration’s war on civilian gun ownership, the ATF has proposed two new regulatory rules. The first lays out a new definition of what constitutes a firearm. The rule is allegedly intended to battle the scourge of un-serialized privately made firearms — AKA “ghost guns.” The rule would, in effect, end the 80% lower business and attempt to strictly regulate home-built guns, a clear infringement on the right to keep and bear arms.
The second proposed rule would change the ATF’s previous regulatory opinion on AR-15 pistols equipped with braces. The rule would reclassify most of them as short barrel rifles, regulate them under the National Firearms Act, and make felons of the owners of currently legal guns.
Yesterday, four GOP Senators sent a letter to the ATF’s acting director asking him to explain a few things about these new rules. The Senators also noted that one feature of the proposed “ghost gun” rule would be to require FFLs to maintain purchase information forever. That, they point out, is a significant step toward a national firearms registry.
Here is the Senators’ letter . . .
We wouldn’t recommend that any of the four Senators hold their breath waiting for a response.