Monday, August 2, 2010

Reforming the ATF, maybe

Iowa Congressman Steve King is cosponsoring H.R. 2296 “Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Reform and Firearms Modernization Act of 2009”

Some provisions:
•Require BATFE to establish clear investigative guidelines.

•Clarify the licensing requirement for gunsmiths, distinguishing between repair and other gunsmith work and manufacture of a firearm. This would stop BATFE from arguing that minor gunsmithing or refinishing activities require a manufacturers’ license.

•Permanently ban creation of a centralized electronic index of out of business dealers’ records—a threat to gun owners’ privacy that Congress has barred through appropriations riders for more than a decade.
Read more at S. 941 and H.R. 2296

(Original at BATFE/Federal Firearms Law Reform, NRA-ILA)

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