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The Attorney General of the United States just declared that 40 million firearms must be either
- Or Surrendered
…to the Federal Government. Frankly, I am shocked that I am the first writing about it on Ricochet.
Here is the link to the Washington Examiner article discussing it.
There are an estimated 10 million gun owners affected by the “rule” that created a federal offense for an item that was totes legal just this past Thursday.
The offending item is a “pistol brace” that supposedly creates a “short-barreled rifle” out of what used to be a pistol.
Every owner who desires to keep their new shiny short-barreled rifle, must apply, submit to a background check, acquire a serial number, and (for now) the ATF isn’t going to collect the $200 fee. Oh, the fee isn’t waived or anything, they just aren’t going to demand it right now. Maybe later, maybe not – but it will be on record that one hasn’t paid. So you can comply and everything and still come up short.
Here is the language:
This rule is effective the date it is published in the Federal Register. Any weapons with “stabilizing braces” or similar attachments that constitute rifles under the NFA must be registered no later than 120 days after date of publication in the Federal Register; or the short barrel removed and a 16-inch or longer rifle barrel attached to the firearm; or permanently remove and dispose of, or alter, the “stabilizing brace” such that it cannot be reattached; or the firearm is turned in to your local ATF office. Or the firearm is destroyed.
The same government that is unable to deport 20 million illegals is totally ready to create 10 million felons.
Like they did yesterday (well, to be fair, 120 days after they publish the “rule” in the Federal Register).
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