ATF urged to 'back away' from gun grab threat

By Ian Banks | May 20, 2024

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A group of Second Amendment supporters, who have successfully halted a Biden administration initiative aimed at penalizing numerous gun owners, has now advised the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to completely abandon its contentious proposals concerning AR-style "pistols."

 

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In a formal submission, the advocates expressed confidence in their ability to prevail against the ATF and urged the agency to cease its efforts to reclassify these firearms as regulated and taxable weapons.
 

Earlier victory

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“Our earlier victory in the case should have signaled to the government to back away from its rule,” said Second Amendment Foundation Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb.