NSSF’s Intervention Is Successful – Court Allows Export Rule To Take Effect

Lawsuit Court Guns Law Judgment Injunction
Lawsuit Court Guns Law Judgment Injunction

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- The final rules for the USML to CCL transition (formerly called Export Control Reforms) will take effect Monday, March 9, after a federal court in Seattle ruled in NSSF’s favor of a partial injunction, narrowly limited to 3D printing. The efforts of the 23 states attorneys general who sued to enjoin implementation has essentially failed and the final rules as published by the Trump Administration will enter into force with the exception of the export of technical data related to the 3D manufacturing of firearms or parts.

When the state attorneys general sued to stop the rules from taking effect over unfounded concerns with 3D printing, NSSF led the fight to allow the rules to take effect by moving to intervene in the case. Our brief focused on the scope of the remedy (injunction) the court might enter, should the court determine that one was warranted on the merits. NSSF offered alternative language that would allow the court to address the 3D printing issue at a later date while allowing the bulk of the final rules to take effect without interruption. This was successful. NSSF accomplished the purpose for which we sought to intervene in the case as the final rules will otherwise go into effect on March 9.

As you know, the NSSF has been leading the decade-long charge for the coming changes to regulations governing how our products are exported. After the victory of the Trump Administration publishing the final rules in late January, NSSF has offered training resources for the industry to get up to speed on complying with the new rules under the USML to CCL transition. Visit our website to take advantage of our training resources, including a 5-part webinar series with an architect of the rules and an expert in the export of firearms and ammunition. Now that the rules have a clear path forward to implementation on March 9, make sure you are ready for the transition.


About NSSFNational Shooting Sports Foundation

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 11,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, visit nssf.org.

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Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
1 year ago

This is like closing the barn door after all the livestock have escaped. The 3D files are all over the Internet and all you need is a BitTorrent client to download them. 3D Printing file, CAD, CNC files as ready to load into you machine, .stl, .igs and .stp. I have all of them just for the heckuvit, even though I have to way to utilize any of them.

Jaque
Jaque (@jaque)
1 year ago

The drama over anything with the name or associated with “firearms” is strictly a leftist phenomenon. These people want firearms out of the hands of anyone and everyone except for government So they must be consistent in their messaging which means to interfere everywhere firearms are involved. If these paranoid gun grabbers only knew that home depot and harbor freight has everything needed on the shelf for a typical mechanically inclined person to build a machine gun and high cap magazine in a few days. No 3d printer needed.

Finnky
Finnky (@finnks)
1 year ago

Not sure why people object to firearm technology exports. Are the states afraid that foreign entities will be 3D printing guns to smuggle into the US? Surely any crime syndicate which can make disposable submarines for drug smuggling can design and build firearms far more robust than what can be made on a 3D printer. All exports will do is to insure widespread ownership of small weapons – suitable individual self defense and larger scale communal defense if social group can work together.