Senior ATF Official Proposes Loosening Gun Regulations

The second-highest-ranking official at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has written a proposal to reduce gun regulations, including examining a possible end to the ban on importing assault weapons into the United States.

The 11-page “white paper” by Ronald B. Turk, associate deputy director and chief operating officer of the ATF, calls for removing restrictions on the sale of gun silencers; allowing gun dealers to have more guns used in crimes traced to their stores before the federal government requires additional information from the dealer; and initiating a study on lifting the ban on imported assault weapons.

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3 thoughts on “Senior ATF Official Proposes Loosening Gun Regulations

  1. A predictable tactic, I suppose. ‘Lift’ the suppressor restriction (temporarily) to mitigate actual reform of the NFA until a democrat re-enters the white house.

    Hopefully this doesn’t work.

  2. But we should want the law changed. Not just some temporary, bureaucratic change that gets reversed after Elizabeth Warren gets in the White House in 8 years.

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