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FRAC, the Firearms Regulatory Accountability Coalition, with support from its members like SB Tactical and congressional representatives Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX), are pushing forward the ATF Accountability Act of 2021. This legislation would create a transparent appeals and review process to protect against the arbitrary and capricious rulings and determinations by ATF that have plagued us for many years.

Most recently, it was ATF’s self-contradictory, vague, and intentionally confusing “Objective Factors” document that I dissected HERE (and if I may say so myself, I think that’s one of the best articles I’ve written). The ATF Accountability Act of 2021 is specifically designed to prevent this sort of confusion and whiplash that ATF has imposed upon — not accidentally, mind you — gun owners, manufactures, and sellers.

Use THIS LINK to find out more and for an easy way to contact your representatives and urge their support. The following press release from SB Tactical has more background:

SB Tactical Supports FRAC, Lawmakers’ Efforts to Improve BATFE Transparency

Bradenton, Fla. (March 17, 2021) – SB Tactical stands behind the Firearms Regulatory Accountability Coalition, Inc., (FRAC) and lawmakers Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) in their joint, bipartisan effort to pass legislation aimed at improving the transparency of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives (ATF).

FRAC has worked with Rep. Crenshaw and Rep. Cuellar to introduce the ATF
Accountability Act of 2021, which is much needed legislation that creates a transparent
appeals and review process against arbitrary and capricious rulings and determinations
by ATF—particularly, the Firearms and Ammunition Technology Division (FATD).

As a FRAC member, SB Tactical wholeheartedly supports the ATF Accountability Act of
2021 as it promotes sound regulatory procedures for an industry struggling to keep
pace with an agency that has been issuing private legal interpretations in an ad hoc and
inconsistent manner for years. The proposed procedures will help alleviate regulatory
uncertainty and allow licensees to ensure compliance with federal law through a more
fair and transparent process within the ATF.

In 2020, FRAC was successful in alerting and mobilizing the industry to pressure the
ATF to remove harmful and reckless guidance on the classification of pistol braces that
would have cost the firearms industry over $1 billion dollars in lost revenue and
thousands of American manufacturing jobs. SB Tactical is sincerely appreciative of Rep.
Crenshaw’s and Rep, Cuellar’s resolve in introducing this legislation, as it will give small
businesses an opportunity to immediately address ATF rulings that are contrary to law
or arbitrarily inconsistent with prior rulings, without having to spend hundreds of
thousands of dollars in federal lawsuits.

SB Tactical encourages everyone to take action and contact their congressional
representatives and encourage them to support the ATF Accountability Act. It’s as
simple as clicking HTTP://ATFACCOUNTABILITYACT.COM/ and filling out the form.

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  1. This is long overdue but I will never trust either one of these clowns. Crenshaw is a 2-faced backstabbing closet-liberal that is actually pro gun control as he stated he supported and was willing to consider red flag laws that flagrantly violate our 4th. Amendment rights amongst other things. Just ask him if he would vote for a total repeal of the entire NFA. Cuellar is a Democrat and therefore a supporter of the communist party of the USA and is a La Raza racist. If they’re launching this act I definitely have my warning systems in full operation as there is no doubt some underhanded catch-22 somewhere that will pop up at some time.

  2. The only problem is, can it be weaponized by those with impure intentions?

    (Meaning, Leftist scum.)

    Because it likely will be…

    • Hey look guys it’s bloated land whale/sentient traffic cone Geoff PR droppin’ serious ‘wisdom’ on the rest of us.

    • If there is a way to abuse it — or at least sideline it into irrelevance — the Left will find it.

      I’m not very excited about adding yet another layer of bureaucracy to the federal leviathan. Much better would be to disband the ATF and roll its tax collection duties into the IRS and law enforcement duties into the FBI. Much, much better would be to repeal the stupid laws that the ATF is misinterpreting in the first place.

      But this is a lot better than nothing. I’m willing to contact my rep (who is already 2A friendly) about it.

      • “Much better would be to disband the ATF and roll its tax collection duties into the IRS…”

        *Not* a good idea.

        Remember the way the Obama administration weaponized the IRS under Lois Lerner to steal the tax-exempt status of all those newly-organized tea party groups that popped up to protest ObamaCare being rammed down our throats?

        • Well, yes, there is that… It could be an issue with any federal bureau, though (already is to some extent with most of them), and at least you’d have taxes being collected by an agency that was always intended to do that.

    • F Troop has already made it clear they wish to be Biden’s special police for firearms. After all, they’ll know an illegal gun when they see it.

  3. Will this make the ATF more effective? In my opinion anything that makes ATF more effective is a net negative. I want them to continue to be viewed as the Clown Shop of federal law enforcement since that helps limit their effectiveness and restrains the natural tendency of all bureaucracies to try and expand their power and reach.

    • “Will this make the ATF more effective? In my opinion anything that makes ATF more effective is a net negative.”

      Damn straight.

      I want the ATF to be forced to search by hand all those 4473s in those warehouses…

  4. The left and the right have BOTH seen to it that there will be NO accountability with anything in Washington. Anything they do will be for show to make it LOOK like they are doing something worth doing. The left is seriously trying to destroy everything about this country and the right just sits there letting them.

    We are told to “follow the science” by people that do not care about the science.

    Nearly the entire Washington group is nothing more than low IQ mental detectives drunk on power.


  6. The constitution does not authorize the creation of the ATF.

    Indeed the one gun regulation in the constitution is shall not be infringed and that is pointed toward the government.

    We need bipartisan support to codify the already null and void condition of the ATF.

    Making it easier to work with an extra constitutional agency isn’t ideal. I don’t see this legislation changing the police state mentality inherent in an agency whose agenda is contrary to the Bill of Rights.

  7. Transparency just means hide it better.

    Transparency: a parent that’s a man one day and a woman the next.
    I knew a woman who came out of the closet.
    She said it took her all day to break the door down after her husband put her in there before he went to work. Later
    her husband told me she left for a bag of potato chips and cigarettes and never came back.
    Like duh

    • “Transparency just means hide it better.”

      Leftist love to harp about how their administration will be so transparent.

      The louder they beat that drum, the more convinced I am they have something to hide.

      Like how the Obama administration jailed more reporters than any other administration up to that point…

  8. BATFE (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms ENFORCEMENT, is an enforcement agency, not a regulatory/legislative entity. They have no legal authority to regulate anything.

    To say they can, would be no difference than saying a police office can arbitrarily make up laws and arrest based upon that law.

    That is NOT the country we live in.

  9. Thank you. A most brilliant statement that I will NEVER disagree with. What gets me is;


  10. I say reassign the ATF to border patrol and do away with it…put them to GOOD USE..They can exercise their bloodlust on the cartels…

  11. Anybody who thinks that agents of the government, like Congresscritters, will vote for curtailing their power is no too bright.

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