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Anyone who does not obey the new decree would be subject to extreme criminal penalties, said analysts who investigated the new regulation. Even minor violations of the complex regulatory maze — designed to prevent the export of advanced military weaponry and technology to terror groups and dictators — could result in criminal prosecution. Countless small gunsmiths will be put out of business, experts said.
The illegal State Department edict purporting to reinterpret legislation passed by Congress makes a number of previously legal activities illegal without federal registration, regulation, and permission. Among other things, the rule bans any “machining, cutting, or drilling” on a firearm, or the use of any equipment on it without complying with the maze of licensing, regulation, and more applied to exporters of military equipment.
The scheme also bans reloading, except possibly on a round-by-round basis, according to analysts. It also prohibits the production of any firearm part whatsoever without the newly required federal licenses. Even assembling firearms kits could be illegal if done more than on an “occasional” basis, with the term occasional not even being defined in the new “guidance.”
A similarly illegal decree issued by Obama's ATF also uses vague, undefined language to threaten anyone who dares to privately sell a firearm with potential criminal prosecution — despite the fact that private sales are specifically exempt under the (already unconstitutional) laws passed by Congress. Separately, other Obama decrees are being used to disarm veterans and millions of elderly Americans receiving Social Security. And with Congress continuing to enable Obama, more illegal attacks on gun rights are expected before he leaves office.
originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: hellobruce
A pplicability of the ITAR Registration Requirement to Firearms Manufacturers and Gunsmiths US Department of State
Here..It was surprisingly easy to find.
However, as has happened with virtually all of Obama's power grabs, opposition to the newest illegal edict is surging — this time among Second Amendment activists, gun owners, industry, and proponents of constitutional government.
originally posted by: notmyrealname
A law is only a law if passed by Congress...
originally posted by: greencmp
a reply to: 727Sky
We're going to need a correction against all of these cumulative assaults. We can't keep defending the shrinking the parameters of liberty without a legislative response. We must not be relegated to striking down the multitude of obscure and invasive legislative edicts.
It's time to recognize constitutional carry.
originally posted by: UKTruth
Rather odd to call this a decree - sounds like a monarchy.
Use of any special tooling or equipment upgrading in order to improve the capability of assembled or repaired firearms
The machining or cutting of firearms, e.g., threading of muzzles or muzzle brake installation requiring machining, that results in an enhanced capability
Machining new dovetails or drilling and tapping new holes for the installation of sights which do not improve the accuracy or operation of the firearm beyond its original capabilities