Invasive gun control is undesirable for any freedom-loving Americans. However, bureaucrats and politicians usually attack our constitutional rights without considering how their actions affect our . Under such circumstances, most people become disillusioned and lose faith in our political system. But this should not always be the case.
Fortunately, our democracy still grants us a fighting chance, and an opportunity to confront institutional tyranny and the overreach of non-elected career bureaucrats.
The recent DOJ's publication is a reminder that bureaucrats in Washington mean business. They have been doing it for years and they're not about to stop.
It all started with the bump stock ban by the Trump administration, the classification of Q LLC’s “Honey Badger” as a short-barreled rifle, the determination of SB Tactical's pistol braces as stocks, and the recent Polymer80's raid.
Now the wayward bureau wants to classify AR-15 pistols as short-barreled rifles or “any other weapon” (AOW) and almost all pistol stabilizing braces as stocks. Both items will be subject to the National Firearms Act (NFA) and the Gun Control Act (GCA) regulations and a $200 tax. Hypocritically, the bureau wants to waive the federal tax for the recently classified weapons as a gesture of “good faith.”
The DOJ published the list of objective design features used to classify firearms and components as NFA items. The list includes the type and caliber, weight and length, length of pull, attachment method, stabilizing brace design features, aim point, secondary grip, sights and scopes, and peripheral accessories. The document subtly outlaws any non-registered AR-15 and pistol braces.
FAILING TO ACT IS CONCEEDING TO THE TYRANTS. WE CAN’T ALLOW THEM TO WIN THAT EASILY
The document is subject to public comments which you can send electronically or physically through the mail. Since we still live in a Democracy, the ATF is legally obliged to receive public input and respond accordingly.
This is the moment we tell them that the classification is misinformed and contrary to the constitution and our Second Amendment rights.
This window is an opportunity for all of us to get involved before it slams shut. It will be the last frontier before we lose the fight and allow tyranny to triumph over our freedom.
There are several ways to participate in the fight for our constitutional rights.
Firstly, share this article with your family, friends, acquaintances, members of the gun community, and those who care about our freedom and the Constitution. Similarly, you could spread the message by word of mouth, phone call, or email and tell them that we need their assistance.
Secondly, take action by submitting your objections and recommendations to the ATF electronically or through the mail.
How to submit your comments:
1. eRuleMaking Portal: Submit your comments online through this page and the ATF will receive them and provide a tracking number. You can use it to follow up if the ATF does not respond in a few days to weeks.
2. Mail – send your mail to:
Office of Regulatory Affairs, Enforcement Programs and Services, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 99 New York Ave. NE, Mail Stop 6N518, Washington DC 20226; ATTN: ATF 2020R-10.
Your mailed comment MUST be formatted as follows:
Use at least 12-point font (.17 inches)
Have your first and last name
Have a FULL mailing address
3. Facsimile: send your comments through fax number (202) 648-9741.
4. Your fax message MUST observe the following guidelines:
Use at least 12-point font size (.17 inches);
Use a paper of 8 ½” x 11” size;
Be signed and
Contain your first and last name (no initials or short forms)
contain Full mailing address;
Be no more than five pages long.
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