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Some long-time ATF nonsense is getting a little media attention finally

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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 09:54 AM

Despite overseeing an industry that includes machine guns and other deadly weapons, ATF regulations for the manufacture of weapons are often unclear, leading to reliance on a secretive system by which firearms manufacturers can submit proposed weapons for testing and find out one at a time whether they comply with the law, critics say.

You'd think that bolded info right there would be enough to cause pause and fix this nonsense. But it's not. It's been this way for a very long time.

Robert E. Sanders, an ATF official for 24 years who is now a North Carolina lawyer specializing in firearms matters, said letter rulings are often “definitely contradictory and inconsistent,” but are necessary because the regulations being applied are ill-defined.

Now if that doesnt perfectly sum up every damn regulatory and legislative debacle we're all living under. And this is all okay apparently. Par for the course.

The article goes on to point out glaring failures of a system that costs dealers and manufacturers tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars to comply with it's arbitrary and constantly changing rulings essentially painting the ATF as another mess of government bureaucracy with the power to raid, arrest and confiscate all based on little more than how they feel at the time.

Link to Washington Times Article


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