BREAKING NEWS: ATF Posts Proposed Rule Change to Upend the Firearm Industry

We recently reported on a leaked ATF document outlining a proposed rule to change the definition of frame or receiver and alter federal marking requirements for firearms.

The rule, if implemented, would completely upend the firearm industry by changing what parts must legally be considered a “firearm” under federal law.

The ATF has now posted this rule for comments from the public. CLICK HERE to download and read the document. This link also provides instructions for how to submit comments, which should open soon.

The proposed rule is an end run around Congress. It would give the ATF unprecedented control over the firearm industry. It would even require manufacturers to ask permission for new gun designs.

And this comes at a time when President Biden has nominated anti-gun lobbyist and gun ban proponent David Chipman to head the agency.

We'll be tracking this issue and will share more information as it develops. We also hope to do a podcast on it soon to take a deep dive into how disruptive a dictatorial rule change like this could be.

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