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Biden Administration’s Rules Could Disrupt Lawful Gun Ownership

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  • President Biden’s administration has introduced a new interim final rule, which increases bureaucracy in the American gun industry and could potentially affect foreign civilians’ ability to lawfully purchase American firearms and ammunition.
  • The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) has proposed an “Engaged in Business” rule, with the potential to classify occasional firearm sellers as professional dealers, leading to more complex regulations.
  • Americans have the right to challenge these new rules through the federal rule-making process and can play an active role in influencing the administration’s final decision.

As President Biden’s approval ratings decline amidst increasing concerns over border security, rising crime, and inflation, his administration has quietly embarked on a new approach towards lawful gun owners and the domestic firearms industry. A new interim final rule from the Department of Commerce could potentially increase complexity for American gun companies by introducing more bureaucracy.

This measure might hinder foreign civilians from lawfully purchasing American firearms and ammunition. Critics view this as not just a reflection of the administration’s attitudes towards lawful gun owners, but also a covert attempt to undermine domestic manufacturers while promoting a globalist agenda.

Simultaneously, the ATF has proposed an “Engaged in Business” rule, which could potentially reclassify occasional firearm sellers as professional dealers, leading to more complicated and burdensome regulations without clear benefits.

The executive branch’s proposal of these restrictions, without obtaining consent from the people’s representatives in Congress, subjects them to the federal rule-making process. During this process, Americans can submit comments opposing the rule. These comments must be read by federal officials and should influence the administration’s final decision.

While the ATF’s business rule comment period has ended, the debate continues over Biden’s controversial new firearm export ban.

This rule would not improve tracking of firearms, as all U.S. made firearms already carry serial numbers. It would merely increase compliance costs and lost revenue for American firearm manufacturers.

Critics also note that the new rule would restrict sales to foreign civilians but not limit exports to foreign governments. This difference hints at a belief that only those in power should possess weapons, not the civilians they govern.

The administration has tried to justify this double standard by attacking civilian gun ownership, asserting that firearms legally exported to civilians are more likely to be diverted into black markets than firearms sold to foreign military and police agencies. However, most credible analyses of international criminal gun trafficking show that the largest sources of guns used for crime or terrorism are government stockpiles and illegal imports, not guns legally imported for lawful civilian sales.

Furthermore, the ATF’s own analysis found that less than 1% of firearms legally exported from the U.S. between 2016 and 2020 were used in international crime. Critics argue that this evidence, along with the lack of correlation between lawful gun ownership and violent crime, further undermines the argument for the export ban.

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The export ban and the ATF’s power expansion are viewed as political maneuvers intended to appease certain factions at the expense of constitutional rights.

The article concludes by encouraging citizens to join efforts to overturn the new rules and protect the Second Amendment, and to participate in the comment process and support representatives challenging these rules. It is affirmed that together, Americans can resist overreach and protect their constitutional rights.

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  1. Donald

    June 12, 2024 at 7:05 pm

    When you look at statistics and see that kitchen knives kill more people every year than rifles do, we need a law for anyone selling a kitchen knife to have a license!

  2. Richard Line

    June 15, 2024 at 7:33 pm

    First you take the guns, next you take religion, even if it’s indirect like abortion……+ Communism, Socialism………………….

  3. Joseph Kinge

    July 5, 2024 at 3:32 am

    So I can’t sell a gun to a friend or relative without first registering as a gun dealer? Hahaha Good Gosh!! No way to get around another way to have all our guns registered! What a clever white house!!!

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