ATF's 41P and You - A Call to Action

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by BWT, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. BWT

    BWT New Member

    First of, for any Moderator/Administrators/Staff here, I'd like to ask that you'd leave this in General Discussion as that will more than likely receive the most traffic on your Forum. I don't mean to be disrespectful to site policies, simply to raise awareness. I realize I'm new here, but I come here to spread awareness and to encourage people to stand up and be heard, to stand in the gap for freedom. I am joining and posting this on other forums, and I don't pretend to hide that, but my intentions are for the sustainment and defense of the Gun Community overall.

    I sincerely thank you for the Opportunity.

    The Reason I'm drafting this thread is to notify any one of you if you haven't already heard of a current proposal put forth by the BATFE. This proposal directly impacts many gun owners and future gun owners. They're specifically targeting a type of Gun Owners in regards to National Firearms Act Items (Title II), such as SBR's, SBS's, MG's, Silencer's, AOW's and DD's.

    They're targeting you, your families, your businesses and possibly any future gun owner with this measure. They're targeting Legal Entities, if you're not familiar with the NFA Process, it's extensive, but there's a portion of this process that requires Chief of Law Enforcement signature for Individuals. What many individuals have found is that for a genuine number of reasons Legal Entities (Such as trusts/LLCs) have worked well for them and their families, (I know that the idea of having an item that if any of my loved ones other than myself gain access to it constitutes a felony is definitely not in their best interest) to protect them from liability as far as being able to safely have these items in their household, but manage their ownership responsibly by sharing ownership of it with their families/coworkers/colleagues through Trusts and LLCs.

    This signature used to only be required for an individual. If this measure goes through every single person in a trust or company will be required to get Chief of Law Enforcement signature, fingerprinting and photographing for every, single, item.

    As recently as 2012 the BATFE was considering removing it ( but after being targeted by Executive Actions recently proposed it's now being sought out to be expanded to every individual.

    I've spent a lot of time reflecting on what to say and how to say it. I've spent time with different people in the Industry, calling the NRA-ILA, talking with their Federal Affairs Branch. Calling the American Silencer Association, seeking the best way to go forward. Getting in touch with representatives from companies. Namely Kel Whelan, part owner of Gemtech and I asked him, candidly and bluntly.

    What should we do?

    The answer was simple. Comment, that's what the BATFE is soliciting, make your voices heard. Giving money to the NRA, ASA, or whatever advocacy group would be secondary to Commenting. To spending time, getting creative and making an impact. Reading the regulation here,!documentDetail;D=ATF-2013-0001-0001.

    I've drafted a 503-word form comment myself to share with you, that's logical and concise.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, we have an opportunity to make our voices heard. We have an opportunity to have an impact.

    Not only will well-informed comments carry weight, but so will numbers of comments. History is at your fingertips, and your time is worthwhile spent here! December 9th, 2013 they will close the docket for comments.

    I challenge everyone here to comment or post that they have commented to encourage each other to press on and keep this issue heard!

    I've contacted my Sheriff, the county over's Sheriff, All of the State Representatives in my State, Both Senators, and the Governor, and now I'm here for you. I'd suggest you to contact your Local Law Enforcement, your representatives, your senators, your Governor, your families and make an impact!

    I also plan on contacting manufacturers and expressing to them your concern and advocating their involvement.

    Do not sit by idle for one more second, when you have the opportunity to have an impact on the course of history. Do not fall silent at this time while history passes you by. If you don't like my comment draft or ideas, draft your own.

    But Brothers! Be bold and make your voices heard!

    God Bless,

  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

    So what is the NRA doing about this?

  3. NativH

    NativH New Member

    This is of significant interest to me and I wil be commenting. I have one suppressor, another awaiting BATFE's now 14 month (?) approval, and recently sold my two full auto rifles. I have only used a NFA Trust because no one, and I mean no one, can get the Harris County (ie Houston, Texas) CLEO to sign off on one of these NFA transfers. The political damage, or at least the percieved risk and damage, has the local CLEO scared to death of approving anyone. That is why every NFA item owned inside Harris County, and I would surmise even surrounding Counties, are approved under a Corporation or Trust.

    Speaking of Trust, do you think for one minute I "Trust" that ****** in the Whitehouse to not gut this entire NFA system? Even if this CLEO issue gets beat back, I'm waiting for the Tax Stamp to increase 100 fold, approval times to go to 2+ years or more, and any other impediment "HE" can come up with will be thrust upon us. The fight that is in front of us now, is just the beginning, unfortunately. We NFAer's are an easy target because, who needs a machinegun or silencer? Remember, that document is the Bill of Needs, not the Bill of Rights. Shumer, Pelosi, Boxer, et al absolutely hate pistols and AR's. What do you think they will say about NFA weapons when their time at the microphone comes?
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2013
  4. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

    From what i understand as gun owners we need to get rid of these companies that claim they can set up a trust/llc for a fee. They operate like the sites that let you write your own last will and testament fir $20. People use these sites to end up with an improper trust. The ATF sees these bogus trusts that just a pipe dream. Obama gets wind of this type of documentation, like a lion he is ready to pounce. If you can afford a NFA, full auto weapons, ammo one would think you can afford a competent lawyer to protect your investment.