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The ATF continues its bad year

Been a bad year for the ATF. So far:

A circuit court smacks them down for their ruling on model rockets;


An agent testified under oath that the NFRTR (the NFA weapons database) was corrupt
;

Having budget issues due to mismanagement;

Being investigated for breaking he law at Virginia gun shows.

Now, it looks like Congress is trying to reign them in some more. From AR15.com, comes the appropriations bill for the ATF. A few interesting things:

Provided further, That no funds authorized or made available under this or any other Act may be used to deny any application for a license under section 923 of title 18, United States Code, or renewal of such a license due to a lack of business activity, provided that the applicant is otherwise eligible to receive such a license , and is eligible to report business income or to claim an income tax deduction for business expenses under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986

So, no funding for investigating FFL holders who suffer from a lack of business. And more:

Provided further, That no funds made available by this or any other Act shall be expended to promulgate or implement any rule requiring a physical inventory of any business licensed under section 923 of title 18, United States Code: Provided further, That no funds under this Act may be used to electronically retrieve information gathered pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 923(g)(4) by name or any personal identification code

Seems congress is really reigning them in.

4 Responses to “The ATF continues its bad year”

  1. Douglas C. Says:

    I’ve got the extract of the agent testifing that the NFTR is a bunch of lies and a lot of ATF “experts” are gun morons. I can send you the .pdf if you like. Rather long but a good read if you’ve got the time.

  2. SayUncle Says:

    I’ve seen a transcript from subguns.com but if you want to send a copy, go ahead.

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