ATF laughs at your Firearms Freedom Act

Got this gem from Linoge at Walls of the City:

If it’s just business as usual for these states that are getting the bill passed, then why is there so much fuss?  Or is a challenge to the ATF’s assertion that you still must obey them the next thing on the agenda to be challenged?

NRA get your checkbook ready!

Related Post: Firearms Freedom Act – So NFA rules do not apply?



TXGunGeek February 4, 2010 at 06:36 am

The challenge is already in the courts. Montana was the first to pass such legislation and the MSSA (Montana Shooting Sports Association) are already challenging the feds poo poo letter. The suit was filed and the feds immediately filed a motion to dismiss. It has not been dismissed and it goes on.

Admin (Mike) February 4, 2010 at 02:41 pm

Awesome, thanks for the info. Hopefully progress will be made on that soon.

Bryan Spiegel February 4, 2010 at 06:55 am

Its not a challenge to the ATF, its a challenge to the federal government as a whole, a challenge that says, “We can read the 10th Amendment to the Bill of Rights.. can you?”.

Linoge February 4, 2010 at 04:40 pm

Thanks for the linkage. I definitely… appreciate… how diplomatic of an “up yours, we are the law, and you will obey” letter that was. Gotta love the power of government-ese.

Henry Bowman February 5, 2010 at 04:00 pm

NRA? NRA has already waved its bloomers at this movement. Expect no help from them.

ATF is leaning hard on their licensees, who (it must be fairly admitted) have signed the equivalent of consent agreements to obey all ATF regulations. But they have no power to control the activities of “unlicensed, in-state” gun dealers — other than the single argument of the assumption of federal supremacy in firearms matters — and since that is entirely the issue at controversy here, that’s the proper way to force it.

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