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Immediate Action Needed Window Closes Tuesday!!(BATF Rifle Registration Regulation)
Firearms Coallition ^ | 27 May, 2011 | Jeff Knox

Posted on 05/27/2011 12:19:32 PM PDT by marktwain

Copy the text of the email below or rewrite it in your own words and email it to:

oira_submission@omb.eop.gov

The comment period for the ATF’s proposed “temporary,” emergency regulation requiring firearms dealers to file reports every time someone purchases more than one semi-auto long gun was reopened, but that comment period closes this Tuesday, May 31.

During the last comment period on this gun owners were outnumbered by the prohibitionists. That should NEVER happen! We outnumber them 10 to one and our response to outrageous proposals like this should reflect that numbers advantage.

The ATF claims the reporting is necessary to combat the flow of firearms across the border into Mexico, but in light of the “Gunwalker” scandal currently being investigated in Congress and by the Justice Department Inspector General’s office, it looks like ATF is the problem, not the solution.

Some implications of the Project Gunwalker scandal are that ATF has already been receiving significant, voluntary cooperation from gun dealers in the border states, but that the agency has used that cooperation more to build inflate the numbers of illegally “trafficked” weapons as a way of justifying their existence.

Beyond the complications of Project Gunwalker, the idea of requiring reporting of multiple long gun sales is clearly in conflict with established congressional mandates and restrictions on ATF’s authority. By attempting to push through this major regulatory change without congressional approval (which they could not get), ATF is seriously overstepping their legal authority.

Please copy and paste the following note into an email or write your own and get it submitted as soon as possible. Also, please do the following: Cc info@FirearmsCoalition.org so we have some record of responses; Send copies to your Senators and Representative and ask that they send their own notes of opposition to ATF; Be sure to repost this Alert to all of your friends and every pro-gun forum you can find. We must have an overwhelming response to this.

Sample comment:

To: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov

Subject: Oppose Regulation Expanding Multiple Sale Reporting

I am writing to oppose the Information collection action to register multiple sales of certain rifles with BATFE from the 04/29/2011 Federal Register: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-04-29/pdf/2011-10355.pdf

This information collection is both illegal and unnecessary.

* The action proposed is outside the statutory grant of authority to record information about multiple sales of firearms. Title 18 U.S.C. § 923(g)(3)(A) specifically grants the authority to collect multiple sale information on handguns and revolvers. Other firearms are excluded and there is no implied authority to extend this reporting requirement to rifles or any other type of firearm.

* Analysis of the number of firearms seized shows that Mexico is being primarily supplied with firearms by South American countries, NOT the United States. In fact, a STRATFOR report indicates that fully 90% of of the firearms traced in Mexico are NOT coming from the United States, contrary to assertions in the mainstream media: http://wwwprod-1756134246.us-west-1.elb.amazonaws.com/index.php?q=weekly/20110209-mexicos-gun-supply-and-90-percent-myth.

Additionally, Wikileaks cables have shown the US Government is at least partially responsible for supplying Mexico from the United States: http://narcosphere.narconews.com/notebook/bill-conroy/2011/02/pentagon-fingered-source-narco-firepower-mexico. These firearms are NOT from the US commercial market.

* Source documents of the BATFE uncovered by US Senator Grassley and US Representative Issa show that BATFE has been complicit in supplying Mexican Narco-terrorist forces with firearms: http://www.scribd.com/doc/49971654/2011-03-03-CEG-to-DOJ-ATF.

* ”FFL” holders are already required by law to respond to BATFE requests for information on firearms distribution pursuant to criminal investigations: Title 18 U.S.C. § 923(g)(7).

* The regulation contains no provision for the destruction of information collected, which establishes a nationwide registry of “certain types of firearms” as proposed. Because of this the regulation, as proposed, is illegal under Title 18 U.S.C. § 926(a). ”No such rule or regulation … may require that records required to be maintained under this chapter or any portion of the contents of such records, be recorded at or transferred to a facility owned, managed, or controlled by the United States or any State or any political subdivision thereof, nor that any system of registration of firearms, firearms owners, or firearms transactions or disposition be established.”

There is a grave potential for this regulation to unduly burden citizens who are collectors or must obtain purchase permits at the local or state level to possess firearms. The proposed regulation does not say what the agency intends to do with the information but ostensibly it would be for criminal investigations. Subjecting law abiding gun owners to this type of investigation under the guise of “information collection” is an overt attempt to prevent them from exercising their 2nd Amendment rights to purchase and own firearms.

This regulatory action should not be approved.

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Whether you use this specific language, edit it, or compose a letter of your own, please take action immediately! Do not put off sending a comment!

Comments must be received by Tuesday May 31, 2011.

Repost -- Repost -- REPOST!!

Please Send Your Comments Immediately and cc to info@FirearmsCoalition.org.

Thank you for your Action!

Jeff Knox

Director, The Firearms Coalition

www.FirearmsCoalition.org


TOPICS: Announcements; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; batf; registration; rifle
I just sent in my comment.
1 posted on 05/27/2011 12:19:36 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
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2 posted on 05/27/2011 12:28:42 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: marktwain

done. Thanks for the reminder and convenient research on the topic.


3 posted on 05/27/2011 12:28:45 PM PDT by walleye (Molon Labe - Resist!)
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To: marktwain

Done.


4 posted on 05/27/2011 12:30:01 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: marktwain

Done


5 posted on 05/27/2011 12:33:03 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: b4its2late

Sent. Also sent my reply to the Obama Regime’s work to ban the import of certain shotguns.


6 posted on 05/27/2011 12:42:50 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: marktwain

This was supposed to be for only the states bordering Texas, but has it now been expanded to all the states?


7 posted on 05/27/2011 1:06:28 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: marktwain

Done.


8 posted on 05/27/2011 1:08:40 PM PDT by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran Seal Of Approval)
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To: PastorBooks
This was supposed to be for only the states bordering Texas, but has it now been expanded to all the states?

What I have read was that while it was sold as only applying to the border states, nothing in the regulation limits it to those states.

9 posted on 05/27/2011 1:18:36 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

easy to use form is available here:
http://onlygunsandmoney.blogspot.com/2011/05/easy-way-to-comment-on-atfs-power-grab.html


10 posted on 05/27/2011 1:35:04 PM PDT by My Guns Never
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To: My Guns Never; marktwain

Sent message out; sent out for wife; sent to email list (well, the gun owners on it, anyway). Hopefully we’ll register a LOT of opposition.


11 posted on 05/27/2011 2:10:14 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: marktwain

Sent & Bumped!


12 posted on 05/27/2011 2:45:30 PM PDT by RJL
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To: marktwain

Thanks for posting this. I sent in the provided comment, prefacing it with the fact that I’m an FFL.

Also, I forwarded my email and this link to a couple dozen friends who I encouraged to also comment.

Also, posted this link to a gun forum I participate in as well.

I would encourage everyone to be proactive about this an email friends, gun clubs, and post on gun forums.


13 posted on 05/27/2011 8:43:56 PM PDT by catnipman
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To: marktwain

Done.


14 posted on 05/28/2011 10:34:45 AM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Silentgypsy

Sent around and bumped.


15 posted on 05/29/2011 2:42:45 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: marktwain

I sent mine Friday also. Thanks for the heads up.


16 posted on 05/29/2011 8:19:21 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: marktwain

I just sent in my own comments on this.

There is still time...


17 posted on 05/31/2011 8:28:14 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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