Sunday, June 06, 2010

NRA News: BATFE Tightens Reigns On Gun Transfers...

In a recent ruling regarding the “transfer” of firearms, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATFE) has reversed policies that have been in place for more than 40 years.

In the ruling, BATFE declared that a temporary shipment of a firearm by a federal firearms licensee to a non-employee for business reasons (such as a manufacturer's shipment to a gun writer or engineering consultant for a technical evaluation), will now be considered a “transfer” and require completion of a Form 4473 and background check.

This reverses a ruling issued in 1969, right after the passage of the Gun Control Act, although BATFE provided no explanation of the need for the change. According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, BATFE hasn’t been able to name a single case in which a gun temporarily shipped under the old rule has been used in crime."

Well of course the BATFE wants even more paperwork in order to jam the system. First of all, it lends credence to their incessant caterwauling as to the need for more clerical and field help, B, they can now plead backlog whenever someone complains about tardiness even AFTER they get the extra hands, and thirdly, whats the use of working for a liberal government if you can't frig with gunowners?

Awaiting the White House raising one helluva stink about this.

Then taking my meds like I'm supposed to.

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