Last Chance to Stop ATF
The ATF is Rewriting the Definition of a Firearm
All comments must reference this document’s docket number ATF 2021R-05, be legible, and include the commenter’s complete first and last name and full mailing address. ATF may not consider, or respond to, comments that do not meet these requirements or comments containing profanity. ATF will retain all comments as part of this rulemakings administrative record. ATF will treat all comments as originals and will not acknowledge receipt of comments. In addition, if ATF cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, ATF may not be able to consider your comment.
As you may know, Joe Biden has ordered the ATF to prepare a gun registry and regulate gun parts with background checks to destroy online sales using Proposed Rule ATF 2021R-05.
The public comment period ends in just over a week on August 19, 2021.
After that, gun owners won’t have any more chances to provide ATF input. That’s why it’s imperative that we deluge the ATF with comments.
Lest you think this is a fool’s errand, remember that the ATF has, at least twice in the past, withdrawn their proposed regulations after being bombarded with opposition. One of those times was during Obama’s administration, when the ATF withdrew the ban on green tip ammo.
So it is critical that you take action today using the form above — before it’s too late!
GOA’s Phil Reboli demonstrated how diabolical Proposed Rule ATF 2021R-05 is. On a recent episode of the Minute Man Moment on YouTube, Phil took apart a Glock 40 to see what would now be regulated with a Form 4473 and a NICS check under this regulation.
In the end, a Glock 40 could have up to 16 different regulated parts! That’s because ATF proposes to now define “frame or receiver” to be:
A part of a firearm that, when the complete weapon is assembled, is visible from the exterior AND provides housing or a structure designed to hold or integrate one or more fire control components, even if pins or other attachments are required to connect those components to the housing or structure.
Based on this regulation, one background check on a Glock 40 just turned into 16!
I hope you can understand why it’s so critical that you and every gun owner you know TAKE ACTION and submit a comment to ATF, demanding the proposed rule be withdrawn!
If this rule passes, any part that you’d like to replace or upgrade or just have mailed to your door would need to
1) go to an FFL,
2) get a background check
3) pay a fee for their time to run the background check
4) have that piece mailed to them, and then
5) go back to the gun store pick it up
Who knows how much that might cost?
The background check process might even cost more than the piece you’re trying to replace!
And we know why they want to do that — it’s to discourage people from purchasing guns in the first place.
This was not a mistake on their part, but completely intentional.
The ATF and Biden Administration WANT to serialize all these parts. It’s to fulfill Biden’s campaign promise to end the online sale of guns and gun parts.
But we can win this one and we can keep winning in the future but you need to get involved.