Yesterday, the gun grabbing Biden administration issued a final rule on so-called ghost guns—unregistered firearms often built using a 3D printer or CNC machine.
According to reporting by the Epoch Times, Biden’s rule will require kits that can be used to build a gun to be registered as such. It also includes an effort to serialize ghost guns already in circulation. Additionally, Biden’s order will update serialization and background check laws for guns with split receivers and require firearms dealers to retain records for as long as their business is open.
For nearly a year, the rule has been making its way through the federal regulation process. Gun safety groups and Democrats in Congress have been pushing for the Justice Department to finish the rule for months. It will probably be met with heavy resistance from gun groups and draw litigation in the coming weeks.
The response from limited government constitutional conservatives was quick and harsh. “The Constitution does not authorize the federal government to prevent you from making your own firearm. This a fact that has been recognized for 200+ years. Also, Article 1, Section 1 (literally the first operative sentence in the Constitution) says Congress makes law, not POTUS!” Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) posted on Twitter.
In its proposed rule released last May, the ATF said it was also seeking to require manufacturers and dealers who sell ghost gun parts to be licensed by the federal government and require federally licensed firearms dealers to add a serial number to any unserialized guns they plan to sell.
The rule will:
Allow ATF to end the online sale of gun parts at will (as Biden promised on the campaign trail).
Mandate the serialization of many gun parts, forcing Americans to undergo a background check for a new legal “firearm” in order to repair or buy replacement parts for their guns.
Require that 100% of Firearm Transaction Records from gun stores dating back to 2002 end up in ATF’s billion record gun registry.
You heard that right.
Not only will this mean you have to do multiple background checks to build or repair a gun…
The rule would also require firearms dealers to run background checks before they sell ghost gun kits that contain parts needed to assemble a firearm.
But was the ATF’s war on privately manufactured firearms based on bad information, or maybe even an intentional lie?
That is the question that AmmoLand News put to the ATF, with surprising results.
For a bit of background…. AmmoLand’s Charlie Cook reported the ATF’s attack on unfinished frames and receivers was largely based on the work of former Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Division, Carlos A. Canino.
Special Agent Canino told the Bloomberg-funded propaganda website – the Trace – that 41% of all firearms recovered were “ghost guns.”
But Charlie Cook wanted to know if that number was truly accurate?
That is what the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project wanted to know. So, they reached out to the ATF to get answers. And to their credit. ATF’s Public Affairs Spokesperson, Erik Longnecker, actually answered SAF’s email.
Longnecker stated that he contacted the ATF’s LA Field Division, the source of the suspicious number, but they could not verify Canino’s wild claim.
Keep in mind this now unverifiable data is what kicked off the BIDEN-ATF war against homemade firearms.
This bogus information will shut down American companies and cost 1000s of people their jobs when the new rule surrounding homemade guns is unveiled later this month. More importantly, Americans will be severely hampered in their ability to make their own guns because of bad data.
So, what is the point of pushing flawed data?
Well, that question is easy to answer. The gun grabbers want to confuse and conflate stolen guns with obliterated serial numbers… with perfectly legal homemade firearms. That way, they can demonize a historical American tradition and push for it to be banned.
The ATF teaming up and providing unverifiable information to the propaganda arm of the Bloomberg anti-gun machine is just another example of why it is time to defund and disband the out-of-control government agency.
One of the main problems with the data about unserialized firearms is that most statistics do not separate home-built firearms from factory-made guns that had the serial numbers scratched off. Most cops have never even seen a gun made from an 80% kit show up at a crime scene. It is easier for criminals to buy a stolen gun on a street corner than it is to build a pistol from a Polymer80 kit.
Our friends at Gun Owners of America (GOA) are working to force a vote in the Senate to strike down this rule using a procedure known as the Congressional Review Act.
Using the Congressional Review Act, 30 Senators can submit a petition that will force the Senate to vote on rejecting this rule, bypassing the powerful filibuster.
The toll-free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044), call today and tell your Senators that you demand they invoke the Congressional Review Act to strike down Biden’s latest gun grab.
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