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Old 04-20-2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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ATF to accept public comments prior to outlawing shotguns
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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is taking a rare step of allowing public comments prior to issuing a decision on a study that could result in outlawing certain types of shotguns currently available to citizens.

The ATF completed a study regarding the importability of certain shotguns. The basis for a possible ban is based on a loosely defined "Sporting Purpose" test. Using the vague definition almost all pump-action and semi-automatic shotguns could be banned as they are all capable of accepting a magazine, box or tube capable of holding more than 5 rounds. Other characteristics determined to be "military" by the ATF can also be used as a basis for a ban.

Ironically, many shotguns with "military" features are currently being used in shooting competitions held by the USPSA, IDPA and IPSC. The rules could also result in obscure regulations where an individual would be unsure if he is violating them or not.

Dudley Brown, Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, said if the ATF succeeds with the banning of tactical shotguns it "will be the most dangerous interpretation of the 1968 Gun Control Act ever envisioned and will outlaw thousands of perfectly legitimate home defense shotguns."

The ATF is currently allowing public comments on the study until the end of the month. Those wishing to express concerns about the study can send an email to shotgunstudy@atf.gov

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Old 04-20-2012, 05:19 PM   #2
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This one is dead.

http://www.examiner.com/article/blocked-funding-for-atf-s-planned-shotgun-import-ban-already-paying-dividends

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Last November, the "Fiscal Year 2012 Agriculture, Commerce/Justice/Science and Transportation/Housing/Urban Development Appropriations bills" omnnibus was signed into law. One provision of that law blocks funding for a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) plan to ban the importation of certain shotguns, based on their not being sufficiently suited to "sporting purposes."
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The BATFE should **** off.

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The ATF............hahahaha

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Just remember, gun control laws are like zombies. Just because we see it fall and it appears to be dead, someone will come along and resurrect it eventually.
It is, however, my favorite type of gun control legislation. Dead. (For now.)
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I like to think of them like herpes or cancer. You can get them into remission, but they can flare back up at any time.

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I reserve the right to keep my opinions of the BATF to myself until "after" they approve my 01 license =)

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I reserve the right to keep my opinions of the BATF to myself until "after" they approve my 01 license =)
ME TOO! I have 38 more days and counting before time runs out on their decision making process.
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I like to think of them like herpes or cancer. You can get them into remission, but they can flare back up at any time.
Sounds very fitting,, anti gun herpes. Almost as repulsive as they are.
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The expression which keeps recurring in my mind is the guy in

"National Treasure" when he sardonically quips: "Hey, look! It's my

federal tax dollars hard at work, coming to arrest me!"

The point is, we, all of us, pay for the ATF to do what it does to us.

Let's de-fund it now.

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