More Infringements Underway – ATF New Rules Proposal Comment Period Closing Soon

A few weeks ago the ATF opened a comment period for proposed rule changes.  The initial rumor was that they were going to eliminate the useless local CLEO (Chief Law Enforcement Officer) sign off that was necessary to own a type III weapon (suppressor, machine gun, short barreled rifle, AOW [Any Other Weapon]).  Turns out, instead of relaxing infringements they gave us a big “Just Kidding!” and now the plan is:

ATF does not propose to eliminate the CLEO certification at this time. Rather, ATF proposes extending the CLEO certificate requirement to responsible persons of a legal entity.

In the past, if your local sheriff or judge didn’t want to allow you to exercise your God given 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear certain type of arms, you could still own one by forming a legal trust or corporation and after going through the FBI background check, waiting 6-9 months, sending in your voluntary $200 tax/bribe/infringement you might be able to own one.  But now, under the new useless proposed rule that wouldn’t be possible.

Instead for a NFA (National Firearms Act) gun trust ownership EVERY trustee (your wife, business partner, best friend who likes to shoot with you, etc) would be required to submit fingerprints, photographs and get a CLEO’s signed permission.

Call to action: Comment on the ATF’s proposed rule and politely and intelligently tell them how this won’t reduce crime in any fashion and only infringe on law abiding citizens even more.  You can do that here:!submitComment;D=ATF-2013-0001-0001 until Monday, December 9th.

You can read the full set of proposed infringements here:!documentDetail;D=ATF-2013-0001-3430

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  1. James Rich

    Is this where i leave the funny comment? <that is all I've got…
    Thanks for everything you do. Especially for our youth I am always pleased to read and follow your posts about the camps you host.

  2. Gary warmanen

    Why is it so hard to get a tax stamp approved through you guys? A criminal wouldn’t go through what I’m going thru to get a NFA item. And why are suppressors a NFA item? They are not firearms.

  3. max

    this will do nothing to stop violent crime in any respect.. if you really want to curb that try gang control including your own gang…

  4. Kerry Rosenberry

    This was the comment I left for them on their website

    I find it frustrating that anyone believes passing MORE laws will somehow result in criminals (ie: law-BREAKERS) suddenly conforming to the laws.

    Rarely, if ever, has a law-abiding citizen has committed any crimes with LEGALLY-PROCURED and POSSESSED class 3 or NFA weapons or devices. Therefore making it HARDER for these LAW-ABIDING people to procure and possess these items makes absolutely NO sense.

    Please do NOT further infringe on the rights of LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS on some fools errand in belief that ANY criminal will magically cease their ILLEGAL actions and begin obeying new laws. The thing that makes a criminal a criminal is the very fact that they IGNORE the laws…ALL laws.

    Thank you for your consideration

    • Exactly Kerry! In my searching I couldn’t find a single instance of a legally owned class 3 weapon used in a crime. Yet they just want to make it harder to acquire. It’s messed up. Thanks for speaking up.