FPC Statement on Possible ATF Action to Ban More Legal Products

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FPC Statement on Possible ATF Action to Ban More Legal Products

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) has issued the following statement regarding possible ATF action to ban millions of firearms and devices:

For years, the ATF has issued opinions and guidance, which the People of the United States have relied on to purchase legal products, including brace devices and firearms with them, to stay in compliance with the law. Our understanding is that, rather than tackling important issues and restoring Americans’ access to our fundamental rights, the ATF again may put its policy preferences above the liberty and interests of the People, our Constitution, and the rule of law. No one deserves to be imprisoned for taking the government at its word. But it is clear that the government cannot be trusted. If the ATF moves forward with yet another ban, then it will put a nail in the coffin of public trust and institutional integrity.

When the ATF signaled its intent to commit a similar type of injustice, we stood up to point out that unelected bureaucrats “clearly lack the statutory authority to” re-define peacefully held property as criminal. We also promised to fight back and immediately sue if the government went forward with its shockingly abusive proposed rule. And, unlike the government, we kept our promise.

Also unlike unaccountable administrative agencies, our position is clear enough for anyone to understand: The ATF exists exclusively to threaten Americans with the violent enforcement of unconstitutional laws. We believe firmly that the ATF should be abolished, and that all of the laws it was created to enforce should be repealed or struck down. The NFA, GCA, and every other law that threatens the People with disarmament and prison for exercising human rights are leprotic reminders of prior generations' sins against our Republic, founding principles, constitutional guarantees, and human liberty itself. The sooner they are eliminated, the better.

Our Constitution requires an accountable legislature to enact just laws within specific, limited, and enumerated powers, not decreed by nameless bureaucrats with a political agenda, or even a president. And so, today, we remind the ATF and President Trump that they, too, are accountable for whatever actions they take regarding further bans. And neither we, nor the voters, will forget.


About Firearms Policy CoalitionFirearms Policy Coalition

Firearms Policy Coalition (www.firearmspolicy.org) is a 501(c)4 grassroots nonprofit organization. FPC’s mission is to protect and defend constitutional rights—especially the right to keep and bear arms—advance individual liberty, and restore freedom.

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Laddyboy
Laddyboy
24 days ago

The problem with the BUREAUCRATS appointed / NOT VOTED IN, have NO LEGAL AUTHORITY to CREATE RULES or LAWS which apply to Americans. CONGRESS IS THE ONLY BODY IN OUR GOVERNMENT THAT CAN CREATE LAWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

archmark
archmark
24 days ago
Reply to  Laddyboy

Hell, a majority of the bureaucrats don’t even want to come back to DC, supposedly because of the Kung Foo Flu, but I’m thinking they like hanging out in their pajamas all day in their casa’s & letting their staff shuffle thge papers. They RERALLY DON’T GIVE A DAMN, just so long as the get their EFT every 2 weeks…

Quatermain
Quatermain
23 days ago
Reply to  Laddyboy

Tell that to SCOTUS, I don’t think they got that memo..

BigJim
BigJim
24 days ago

They’ll venture too close to the water’s edge and the crocodiles will have them.

archmark
archmark
24 days ago
Reply to  BigJim

They won’t belive it until they poke the gator once too often, just like with the Branch Davidians, but I expect a much different outcome next time around…

BigMikeU
BigMikeU
24 days ago

Hey if Trumps Admin. wants a civil war and politicians being hunted for their treason then go ahead and allow the criminals in DC to change laws that make law abiding citizens ,criminals over night while allowing the criminals in our country to burn our cities and even use illegal firearms to murder us!Much sooner then later there is going ot be an uprising and its not going ot be the pond scum of the left that dose it! I know im locked&loaded and ready to fight for my freedoms! I say hang all the TRAITORS and that includes all… Read more »

archmark
archmark
24 days ago
Reply to  BigMikeU

You’re not alone in your thoughts & feelings BigMikeU. What was it that Jap Admiral Yamamoto supossedly said back in WW II about there being “…a rifle behind every blade of grass…” in the USA? Just as applicable today as it was 75+ years ago…

donfranko
donfranko
24 days ago

ATF works for Pres. Trump, yes? How is it that Pres. Trump is NOT supporting Nationwide constitutional carry? Why are the 2A groups not addressing this directly with the president? A simple E.O. from him would re-affirm our 2A rights. Why are WE fighting the bureaucrats instead of getting OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE in the White House do that for us. He is their boss…..

archmark
archmark
24 days ago
Reply to  donfranko

BATFE does SUPOSEDLY work for The Bad Orange Man, just as SUPOSEDLY all the other alphabet agencies do, except for one small, uh, rather large thing called The Swamp. Perfect example is the FBI with their retarded nazi henchmen Comey, Strozk, Rosenstein, Page, yada, yada, yada. Unfortunately firearms are nowhere near the top of DJT’s agenda or knowledge base. Too bad that his gun friendly sons haven’t imparted more “knowledge” (read that as pressure) on him regarding firearms & gun rights. That is what it is. We do know where Creepy Uncle Joe The Pervert’s mind will be though regarding… Read more »

archmark
archmark
24 days ago

I’ve been saying for a long time that the “Stabilizing Arm Brace” (read that as “SAB’s”) is the next firearm accessory to get “reclassified” by BATFE, just as soon as they saw whether or not the “Bump Stock” ban would stick or not, which apparently it has. Of course, gun owners & some in the firearms publishing world are sometimes their own worst enemies, with “Firearms News” being the perfect example of rubbing the “illegal” use of “SAB’s” in the BATFE’s face. Multiple times In almost every issue of “Firearms News”, “SAB’s” are shown installed & shouldered on a MSR… Read more »

Some guy
Some guy
24 days ago

That’s a very nice statement, FPC….. Now just as soon as one political appointee gives a f#(k about what you or anyone else thinks about anything, it might matter.

RoyD
RoyD
24 days ago

This is the instruction I follow:

“Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.”

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
24 days ago
Reply to  RoyD

Roy D; That is absolutely righteous. The RIGHT, the commandment, to be armed comes directly from the LORD HIMSELF. There is no higher authority. We are blessed in this country because the RIGHT to keep and bear arms is written into law no matter what anybody says.

Arm up, carry on.

Vanns40
Vanns40
24 days ago

If only the NRA would take the same view as the FPC….

Some guy
Some guy
24 days ago
Reply to  Vanns40

Nah, that’s going to cut into Wayne’s money, and reduce the cocktail party invites.

American Patriot
American Patriot
24 days ago
Reply to  Vanns40

What NRA?

Matt in Oklahoma
Matt in Oklahoma
24 days ago

It’s the new tactic. They get you to spend your money then take what you have. They are pretty sure POTUS is on their side and I think he is. Once he no longer needs the voters he will enact more illegal legislation

RoyD
RoyD
25 days ago
Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
25 days ago

Are they really trying to FORCE A CIVIL/REVOLUTIONARY WAR on us?

Arm up, carry on.

JH1961
JH1961
24 days ago

All of the evidence would seem to indicate that they are.

HoundDogDave
HoundDogDave
24 days ago
Reply to  JH1961

Yep, worked my whole damned life hoping I could just relax sitting on the porch with a glass of ice tea watching the dogs chase squirrels around the yard. Doesn’t look like I’m going to have the opportunity to sit back and relax now.

Some guy
Some guy
24 days ago

No, they know you’ll never rise up.

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
24 days ago
Reply to  Some guy

@Some guy
You sir are so wrong, as my dad use to say
(Keep kicking the fence to piss off the dog one day that dog gonna jump that fence)
I’m rollin with an 8″ BCM .300 blk in my truck daily with 500 rds and an HK USP .45 with 150 rds.
I’m ready to jump the fukn fence..I’ve had it.

JIAZ
JIAZ
25 days ago

“TTAG spoke with Alex Bosco, CEO of SB Tactical (creator of the original Pistol Stabilizing Brace). He explained that this is actually *good news*.”

“Congress Has Finally Taken Notice Of The ATF’s Regulatory Antics.”

https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/representative-gaetz-goes-after-atfs-apparent-plans-to-restrict-pistol-braces/

GUNFUN
GUNFUN
25 days ago

Just wondering, does anyone here actually use pistol braces? Or do you just say to hell with it and use a standard stock on your SBRs?

Ltbdb
Ltbdb
24 days ago
Reply to  GUNFUN

I have built two AR pistols and used braces on both. The braces I used are so much like a stock they could easily and comfortably used to shoulder the weapons (but I wouldn’t do that, it’s illegal.) That has a lot to do with the ATF going after them I am sure. The brace manufacturers are pushing the limit on them being classified as braces.

JPM
JPM
24 days ago
Reply to  GUNFUN

The question I have is, what difference does it make? The BATF has a history of making little bits and pieces of guns illegal for NO GOOD REASON, other than to be able to create criminals where formerly none existed, so they can arrest them. They do this because they are too stupid and incompetent to actually catch real criminals. Ask Randy Weaver why a shotgun barrel 2-inches too short for BATF standards was reason for the death of his wife and son. What is bad about pistol braces that makes them dangerous? What was so bad about bayonet lugs… Read more »

AZ Lefty
AZ Lefty
25 days ago

BATF acts on the whims of POTUS, as we saw with bump-stocks

YourWorstEnemy
YourWorstEnemy
25 days ago

OK? An agreeable rant but what are ATF trying ban this time? A little more info would be nice FPC?

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
25 days ago
Reply to  YourWorstEnemy

@YWE
This morning I heard AR pistol braces on guns n gear channel

Baldwin
Baldwin
25 days ago
Reply to  YourWorstEnemy

Braces. They want their $200.

GUNFUN
GUNFUN
25 days ago
Reply to  YourWorstEnemy

NOW IS PROBABLY THE TIME TO BUY AN AR15 PISTOL. I DON’T MEAN TO BE ALL IN CAPS, BUT MY STUPID CAPS LOCK GOT STUCK.

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
25 days ago
Reply to  GUNFUN

*

Vanns40
Vanns40
24 days ago
Reply to  YourWorstEnemy

And THAT is the question. Politicians posturing should always be suspect, even when we agree with them.

Will
Will
25 days ago

ABOLISH THE ATF,RESCIND NFA!

Baldwin
Baldwin
25 days ago
Reply to  Will

ALL CAPS…ON PURPOSE!