ATF Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Gun Storage
The NPRM seeks public comment on proposals to amend the regulations in Title 27, Part 478 of the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) to (1) implement the Gun Control Act (GCA) requirement that applicants for firearms dealer licenses certify the availability of secure gun storage or safety devices, and (2) amend the definition of “antique firearm” to include certain modern muzzle loading firearms.
The NPRM proposes implementing amendments made to the GCA back in 1998. These amendments included a provision requiring applicants for a firearm dealer license to certify the availability of secure gun storage or safety devices at any place where firearms are sold under the license to nonlicensees. ATF had previously implemented this provision by requiring a certification on ATF Form 7, Application for Federal Firearms License, Block 27. However, no change was made to the regulations.
The NPRM also proposes adding language to the definition of “antique firearm” in 27 C.F.R. § 478.11 to reflect changes made to the …Read the Rest