BATF proposal to ban the importation and sale of certain shotguns

by Dudley Brown
Executive Director
National Association for Gun Rights

So what do you think? Is this shotgun OK, but...

...but this is "too dangerous" to be imported?...

...and these are "too dangerous" to be sold to American citizens?

“… the ATF hopes to use bureaucratic rule changes to ban the importation and sale of certain shotguns based on their twisted view of the “sporting purposes” clause in the 1968 Gun Control Act.

There’s one major problem.

As you know, the purpose of the Second Amendment isn’t to protect “sports.”

It’s to protect citizens — like you and me — from a tyrannical government.

This proposal by the ATF is an all-out flank attack on our right to keep and bear arms.

The ATF’s ridiculously anti-gun study suggests that certain, and in many cases very random, criteria would make a shotgun unable to be imported. Those random criteria include:

• Folding, telescoping or collapsible stocks;

• Bayonet lugs;

• Flash suppressors;

• Magazines over 5 rounds, or a drum magazine;

• Integrated rail systems;

• Light enhancing devices;

• Excessive weight (greater than 10 pounds for a 12 gauge);

• Excessive bulk;

• Forward pistol grip.

You read that right. Excessive weight and bulk will get your shotgun banned.

You and I both know, none of the items listed make a firearm more or less dangerous.

It is a list of completely arbitrary items that have more to do with appearance than anything substantial.

The ATF might as well say they don’t want anything “black” to be imported – it would be just as logical.”

The ATF has opened up a comment period – open until April 30 – by which the general public can voice their opinions on this “study.”

That means gun owners have an opportunity to voice their concerns or objections.

The ATF seems to think they quietly slip these regulations through without taxpayers and voters making a fuss.

You can send them a message by clicking here.

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