By: Teresa Mull
Today is the last day to submit comments to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) concerning their proposed ban on so-called “ghost guns.”
“The ATF announced their scheme to unconstitutionally regulate the production of homemade firearms, or as radical gun grabbers like to say ‘ghost guns,’” the National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) wrote in a message to supporters. “This deeply-rooted American tradition could be something of the past if unelected bureaucrats successfully bypass the legislative process and pass this gun grab by creating ‘a rule.’”
GPM has been tracking the ATF’s sneaky way of side-stepping the traditional legislative system by reclassifying commonly owned firearms and gun accessories that have been legal for years.
As NAGR points out:
“…[C]rafting firearms has been an American tradition since the founding of our great country, and now after 200+ years, Biden has decided it’s a national emergency.
“Let’s face it, ‘Ghost Guns’ are just the Left’s latest boogeyman in a long line of attempts to chip away at your rights. Home crafted firearms are hardly ever used in crimes, and this policy will do nothing but criminalize otherwise lawful Americans.
“These regulations are just another excuse for Federal Government to invade your privacy and burden Americans like you with red tape.”
The ATF is an incredibly powerful, unelected bureaucracy in danger of becoming even more dangerous with David Chipman on the verge of becoming the agency’s director. Chipman is a career bureaucrat and a committed gun control activist.
CNN has labeled Chipman’s chances of being confirmed as “grim.”
To voice your opposition to the homemade gun ban, click here: https://nagr.org/2021/1390_StopHomemadeGunBan-p.aspx?pid=6b
Teresa Mull (firstname.lastname@example.org) is editor of Gunpowder Magazine.