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Gun owners and pro-gun groups are rushing to stop a new proposed Biden administration rule which would virtually outlaw homemade firearms.

Not only is the proposed 100-page rule banning homemade firearms unconstitutional on its face, pro-gun groups say the rule is so vague it seems designed to act as a blanket gun ban, allowing the Biden administration to ban and confiscate other firearms without even a vote of Congress.

“If the ATF’s proposed rules redefining what is a firearm and redefining what is a pistol-brace become final rules, it means the Executive Branch – through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – can by fiat rewrite the laws Congress passes and even disregard the Constitution itself,” says noted conservative activist Richard Viguerie.

According to Viguerie, the proposed rule would:

Broadly redefine “firearm frame or receiver” and “frame or receiver” to expand the number and types of items that ATF would consider regulated firearms 

Amend ATF’s definitions of “firearm” and “gunsmith” to give the federal government more control over guns, gun owners, and those who provide critical services

Codify new definitions of terms such as “complete weapon,” “complete muffler or silencer device,” “privately made firearm,” and “readily” for purposes of law enforcement and prosecution and put people at much greater legal risk

Radically change ATF’s regulations on firearm marking/engraving and recordkeeping

Allow the ATF to grant itself legal authority to issue new anti-2A rules and regulations outside of the Administrative Procedures Act regulatory process

Gun Owners of American and the Gun Owners Foundation were among the groups submitting comments to the ATF’s “Proposed Rulemaking” public comment period.

“The Proposed Rule constitutes a gross overreach by ATF, purporting to greatly expand the arbitrary powers wielded by the agency via bureaucratic fiat rather than congressional authorization, to the detriment of the firearms industry and gun owners nationwide,” GOA said in a press release.

“Nearly every aspect of the Proposed Rule is either arbitrary and capricious, in excess of the agency’s jurisdiction, or in conflict with either statute or constitutional right. Often, it is all of the above. Numerous times, the Proposed Rule purports to blatantly rewrite federal law to suit ATF’s agenda,” said GOA.

“Nearly a dozen times, the Proposed Rule sets out unclear, ill-defined, and ambiguous multi-part tests and standards, each as malleable as mercury, and which seem carefully designed to provide minimum clarity to gun owners and the industry while preserving maximum flexibility to the agency to act based on impulse and whim,” said GOA.

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Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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raylaser
raylaser
3 months ago

Our rights will be picked off one by one with this administration until they have their full socialist agenda achieved! Those who think this is conspiracy theory thinking better wake up before they find out too late that they no longer have the ability (or the “legal” right), to complain or vote for changes!

David Baker
David Baker
3 months ago
Reply to  raylaser

You’re predicting the ‘picking off’ of our rights. They’ve already ‘picked off’ our rights, but they will appear to be compiling (Or fabricating…) more justifications to do so in order to compel Americans to ‘join’ their campaign to make us safe and secure, while they’re releasing tens of thousands of dangerous convicts and gang members into our cities. It’s time to clean house, and install a Constitutional Government that will abide by their limitations, and accept their responsibilities under our charter.

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
3 months ago
Reply to  David Baker

That’s why I’ll never comply with the commiecrats gun laws. Better dead than red. And of course lots of the gun control will end up before scotus. But we don’t know what they would do. We the people need to stand together. And NEVER let anyone outside your family circle know what guns that you have or where they are. It’s show time. We don’t have to let a corrupt commie government rule over us. I don’t know how much of the country that tune in to this site but we need to become more organized than antifa and BLM. We are going to have to hang together or hang separately And if some people want to be sheep, then suit yourself. Many of us are willing to stand and fight. I’ve lost all respect for our so called government and our so called justice system.

Bill
Bill
3 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

👍 Right there WITH ya’, buddy.
And IF you have Any doubt, SCOTUS is NOW, nothing more than part of “Them”.

jay
jay
3 months ago
Reply to  Bill

Seems all scouts are with the democrats they are turn coats like the iddet that sided with obama on his library she was paid off with a bribe.

Alfie
Alfie
3 months ago
Reply to  Bill

Correct.. SCOTUS is now nothing but CATHOLIC TRAITORS.. ALL CATHOLICS are traitors…Roberts is just one more CATHOLIC TRAITOR….Unless a root cause of failure is attacked, failure will always be right there. The VATICAN CATHOLIC TRAITORS in the elected offices of the USA are intent in making the USA is just as failed as every nation south of the US border. In the past 50 years the VATICAN CATHOLIC “C” bloc have have managed to install hard core VATICAN CATHOLIC “C” traitors in the SCOTUS.
The VATICAN CATHOLIC “C” oppressors (R-) traitors is for making all abortion completely illegal.
The VATICAN CATHOLIC “C” oppressors (D-) traitors wants all guns outlawed just like in all other failed CATHOLIC “C” countries.
No CATHOLIC “C” likes the Constitution.

jay
jay
3 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

I’ve faught to many wars to let the sorry democrat coverment tell me what to do.

Alfie
Alfie
3 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

Roberts is just one more CATHOLIC TRAITOR….Unless a root cause of failure is attacked, failure will always be right there. The VATICAN CATHOLIC TRAITORS in the elected offices of the USA are intent in making the USA is just as failed as every nation south of the US border. In the past 50 years the VATICAN CATHOLIC “C” bloc have have managed to install hard core VATICAN CATHOLIC “C” traitors in the SCOTUS.
The VATICAN CATHOLIC “C” oppressors (R-) traitors is for making all abortion completely illegal.
The VATICAN CATHOLIC “C” oppressors (D-) traitors wants all guns outlawed just like in all other failed CATHOLIC “C” countries.
No CATHOLIC “C” likes the Constitution.

RitaSFranklin
RitaSFranklin
3 months ago

Sᴛᴀʀᴛ ᴡᴏʀᴋɪɴɢ ғʀᴏᴍ ʜᴏᴍᴇ! Gʀᴇᴀᴛ ᴊᴏʙ ғᴏʀ Ever, sᴛᴀʏ-ᴀᴛ-ʜᴏᴍᴇ ᴍᴏᴍs ᴏʀ ᴀɴʏᴏɴᴇ ɴᴇᴇᴅɪɴɢ ᴀɴ ᴇxᴛʀᴀ ɪɴᴄᴏᴍᴇ… Yᴏᴜ ᴏɴʟʏ ɴᴇᴇᴅ ᴀ ᴄᴏᴍᴘᴜᴛᴇʀ ᴀɴᴅ ᴀ ʀᴇʟɪᴀʙʟᴇ ɪɴᴛᴇʀɴᴇᴛ ᴄᴏɴɴᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ………….…….>>> E­x­t­r­a­R­i­c­h­1­.­C­o­m

Taruapa
Taruapa
3 months ago

Let the lawsuits begin….ATF overreach is legendary and needs to be reigned in. The 2nd Amendment is very clear and this violates every bit of it. Their are PLENTY of laws on the books if these morons would enforce those. Then if the Judiciary would follow thru and not let the repeat offenders out…but they just keep doing it. That’s what you get when you appoint liberal judges. What a joke this gov’t is!

Bill
Bill
3 months ago
Reply to  Taruapa

“JOKE”?! Let’s just call it What is IS, ok?
IT’S A TRAGEDY

David Baker
David Baker
3 months ago
Reply to  Taruapa

The Spirit of the 2nd Amendment is clear. How that measure is applied is under ‘review’ by our leadership. Remember that our Bill of Rights was ratified before the government operated F-16s, Abrams Tanks and Computer Algorithms. They have the capability to wipe out our entire population with the push of a button. That is why it is VERY important to install a government which will abide by our Constitution, and accept their limitation of powers. Once these tyrants start to ‘editorialize’ their purpose, and bolster their poll numbers by appealing to segments of the population in order to compile an Amen Corner of dependent acolytes, that should be a warning to Americans to commence the process of implementing our Bill of Rights, starting with the first two Amendments.

jay
jay
3 months ago
Reply to  Taruapa

Every gun owner needs to sue biden and ATF AT ONCE TO FILL THE COURT UP.