(TheConservativeTimes.org) – The National Rifle Association (NRA) is up in arms again over a new gun regulation proposal from the Biden administration that seeks to impose new rules on the sale of firearms between family members.
The proposed rule, known officially as “ATF2022R-17” comes by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF, that seeks to broaden the definition of what it means to be “engaged in the business” of selling or buying firearms and ammunition. The current definition covers licensed gun shops and sellers, as well as pawnbrokers. The proposal wants to expand the meaning to include all people who sell or offer to sell firearms, as well as “barter” type transactions where firearms are exchanged for items or services other than cash or credit.
The proposal also aims to incorporate parts of President Biden’s gun regulation law called the “Bipartisan Safer Communities Act”, which he signed in 2022.
According to the NRA, the new rule would “unjustly criminalize” Americans for selling guns, which would ostensibly and potentially include sales or exchanges of firearms and ammunition between family members, which under current law, face no restrictions. Randy Kozuch, the executive director for NRA-ILA, told Fox News that the new rule from the ATF is yet another attempt by the administration of President Joe Biden to “demolish our Second Amendment rights.” He also castigated the Biden administration and the ATF for “blatantly disregarding” the recent Bruen ruling on the Second Amendment regarding New York’s proposed radical changes to concealed carry firearms in the state.
President Biden and his administration have pledged to come down hard on gun ownership in America, especially in the light of increasing gun violence in the country, particularly in schools. In March, the president promised to do everything to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines “come hell or high water.”
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