REPORT: Biden and ATF just created 29 million felons

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In a national revolt that rivals the Boston Tea Party, all but a handful of gun owners targeted by President Joe Biden have decided to protest the administration’s sweeping rule to regulate one of the most popular and freely owned firearms ever made.

The owners of just 0.6% to 1% of AR-15-style pistols have complied with a May 31 deadline set by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to register their firearms. By failing to do so, the owners of an estimated 20 million to 40 million guns could face 10 years in prison, a $10,000 fine, or both.

According to ATF spokesman Erik Longnecker, “As of June 1, 2023, ATF received 255,162 applications for tax-free registration.”

John Lott Jr., president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, noted that if you look at the median number of guns in use “you are still talking about 29 million people who are technically committing felonies at this point.”

Stephen Gutowski, founder of the authoritative gun blog The Reload, commented, “The low compliance rate shouldn’t come as a surprise. Americans have traditionally been very resistant to the idea of registering their firearms, especially those they already own.”

Justin Anderson, the marketing director for one of the nation’s largest gun shops, Hyatt Guns of Charlotte, North Carolina, remarked to the Washington Examiner, “There is also a large group of the gun-owning public that are of the ‘Come and Take Them’ philosophy, which, in the end, puts the Justice Department in a bit of a pickle. I wonder now how they are going to enforce it. Confiscating guns from now formerly law-abiding citizens is not a good look.”

ATF HQ wrote at the end of May, “Options to comply w/ ATF final rule 2021R-08F: Remove the short barrel & attach 16″ or longer rifled barrel; permanently remove & dispose of brace; turn it in; destroy it; or register tax-free. Tax-free option is scheduled to be discontinued May 31, 2023.”

Erich Pratt, the senior vice president of Gun Owners of America, told the outlet, “Americans cherish their Second Amendment rights, so it’s not surprising that very few gun owners registered their pistols with the ATF. Americans know that registration is the first step to confiscation — hence the reason gun owners have a history of refusing to comply with unconstitutional mandates.”

He continued, “Given the propensity for ATF leadership to lie or reverse their official positions, American gun owners simply don’t trust the agency with information about the guns they own.”

Gun Owners of America said June 1, “THIS IS A WIN FOR ALL GOA MEMBERS! But we can, and will, do more! #STOPTHEBAN”

They wrote Thursday, “BREAKING We just sent our Armed Veterans Alliance coalition letter to Congressional leadership urging them to take action to #STOPTHEBAN. Thanks to the efforts of GOA members, the letter was signed by OVER 6,700 service members and veterans. Pistol braces were first designed to allow disabled American veterans in shooting firearms without assistance and we will continue to fight until the ban is defeated. These strong grassroots efforts are what set GOA apart, and we are incredibly thankful for your help.”

Rep. Andrew Clyde tweeted, “BREAKING: It’s official. The House will vote on my resolution, H.J.Res. 44, to block the ATF’s unconstitutional pistol brace rule next week. I will never stop fighting to protect Americans’ Second Amendment freedoms.”

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