ATF comment period on long gun sales

DaveY looks at the issue:

Why would the comment period be extended beyond the generous 2.5 weeks they originally gave us for public input? Could it be because of this?

Records obtained via a Freedom of Information Act about the ATF multi rifle sale registration scheme show only 9 people supported ATF, and only one of those people submitted comments on time. Meanwhile, hundreds of comments were lodged opposing the scheme.

Grassroots works.

3 Responses to “ATF comment period on long gun sales”

  1. countertop says:

    Perhaps, but it has more to do with their legal requirements (what, ATF may have violated the law?!?!?)

    According to the Administrative Procedure Act ATF needs to provide AT A MINIMUM 30 days for public comment.

    Executive Order 13866, signed by Bill Clinton, requires each agency to give “the public a meaningful opportunity to comment on any proposed regulation, which in most cases should include a comment period of not less than 60 days.”

    In reality, most rules that are in anyway significant or possibly controversial get at a minimum 90 days and are often times extended well beyond that.

  2. mariner says:

    Not yet.

    Don’t count our chickens before they’ve hatched.

  3. Chas says:

    Markie Marxist sez: “What?! Only 9 comments in support of ATF?! All right! Which one of you commies forgot to mow the Astroturf?! Sugarmann! Were you asleep at the switch?! Schoenke?! You’ve been AWOL for some time! Helmke! What have you been doing with all the money you get! Bloomberg was the only commie of any consequence who made a comment in support! Does Bloomberg have to do everything for you people?! You lazy slackers! All that Joyce Foundation cash for you fat bastards and all you can do is sit around eating pizza and watching football! ARRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!”