GOA Challenges Gun Owners to Speak Out Against ATF’s Anti-gun Rule
By Erich Pratt
Earlier this year, the Biden Administration announced its intent to move the United States “as close to Universal Background Checks as possible without additional legislation.”
After much speculation on how far-reaching the rule would be, it has finally arrived, and it’s worse than expected.
In its current form, the universal background check rule could subject those who sell even a single firearm to dealer requirements, including a background check.
While it is worth noting that none of this would be possible without the Republican-backed gun control known as the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. There’s still something that gun owners can do to combat this rule.
Under the Administrative Procedures Act, when agencies like ATF make rules, they must first submit the rule for public comment on the Federal Register.
During this period, citizens can give their thoughts on the rule and describe their unique situations as to how it will affect them.
If enough comments are negative, the agency will pull the rule and not proceed. Gun Owners of America has experienced massive success in defeating the ATF through this method. Most significantly, in 2015, we defeated the Obama administration’s attempt to ban M855 “green tip” ammunition during the notice and comment period.
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