ATF White Paper

The second-highest-ranking official at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has written a proposal to reduce gun regulations, including examining a possible end to the ban on importing assault weapons into the United States....

“Restriction on imports serves questionable public safety interests, as these rifles are already generally legally available for manufacture and ownership in the United States,” Turk wrote of the ban on imported AR-15s and AK-style weapons.

“This white paper offers a disturbing series of giveaways to the gun industry that would weaken regulatory oversight of the gun industry without adequate consideration of the impact on public safety,” said Chelsea Parsons, vice president of guns and crime policy at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank.
Well, repealing the ban on imported rifles is hardly a 'giveaway to the gun industry.' The American gun industry flourishes in part because of the artificial scarcity created by the ban.


Assistant Village Idiot said...

There were solid comments over there. Gun owners are generally better able to make their points in the public square than they were twenty, or even ten years ago.

Gun controllers don't seem to have improved. I'm not sure they are worse. As for the "giveaways to the gun industry," it seems like the usual fuzziness of not being able to tell all the people who disagree with them apart.

raven said...

Repeal the 1934 and '68 acts, return the Alcohol tax part to Treasury,
explosives to FBI, and eliminate the firearms part altogether.

Grim said...

Maybe the states could even be found competent to handle the alcohol and explosives parts!