ATF wants to outlaw our shotguns.

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  1. GaryE

    GaryE New Member

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    ATF to accept public comments prior to outlawing shotguns
    Posted by Jack Minor • April 18, 2011 • Printer-friendly
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    by Jack Minor



    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
     
  2. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    This one is dead.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/blo...d-shotgun-import-ban-already-paying-dividends

     

  3. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    The BATFE should **** off. :mad:
     
  4. BCMjUnKiE

    BCMjUnKiE New Member

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    The ATF............hahahaha
     
  5. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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  6. Polygon

    Polygon New Member

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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.
     
  7. TheOldMan

    TheOldMan New Member

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    I reserve the right to keep my opinions of the BATF to myself until "after" they approve my 01 license =)
     
  8. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    ME TOO! I have 38 more days and counting before time runs out on their decision making process.
     
  9. Bear304inc

    Bear304inc New Member

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    Sounds very fitting,, anti gun herpes. Almost as repulsive as they are.
     
  10. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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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.
     
  11. GaryE

    GaryE New Member

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    That is exactly what they want you to think!

    I disagree. For anyone to consider an enemy of our Constitution and Rights dead would be suicide. Like others have stated this is not an issue that will just die off. That is exactly what they want you to believe. The corrupt in our country will never give up in their attempt to disarm America.
     
  12. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    BTW: Obama would not be the first president to ban a shotgun from import. That distinction belongs to the "gunowners champion" Ronald Reagan? In 1984 Reagan set a very dangerous precedent when he became the first president to ban a long gun from import. He cited the "sporting purposes" clause of the GCA 1968 when he banned a shotgun from import. In 1986 Reagan banned another shotgun from import. Presidents, Bush I, Clinton and Obama cited the Reagan precedent when they banned guns from import..

    http://rpc.senate.gov/releases/1998/gunproperty.htm