Obama has "transformed ATF" according to one insider. Republican control of the House is a great hedge, but with Boxer re-elected, the agenda to reinstitute the "Clinton Bans" is stronger than ever. Right now, the steel in firearms and ammo is one of the best hedges against a dollar that will likely plunge in value between now and 2012.
Specifically, TORT SUITS attempt to sue private individuals and dealers for shipping violations, "credential" violations and using common carriers to ship guns if you're not an FFL. USPS Felonies attempt (and have already been successful at) expanding the 1508 rules to include ANY shipment of any firearm (even to an FFL) by a private individual. Many FFLs will now only accept Fedex and UPS shipment instructions, and many more won't even send their FFL to a private seller any longer due to hundreds of lawsuits. PRIVATE 4473's, already a law quietly enacted at the end of 2006, makes it an automatic felony if a private seller sold a gun subsequently used in a crime, and didn't conduct a background check (in other words, didn't involve his OWN FFL, or a local dealer). SPECIFIC TRANSFER rules, already in committee, are a direct assault against INTERNET and GUN SHOW sales as they require a SELLER 4473-type ID and coordination of purchaser ID's, for any gun ON BOTH ENDS, shipped between state lines. PRIVATE INTERNET SELLERS are already HELPING TO DESTROY GUN INTERNET SALES by REFUSING to send enough information (such as driver's license, current address, etc.) to the transferring FFL. The BASE of transferring FFLS is thus rapidly eroding right now! Some FFLs call a seller and ask for ID due to new and proposed ATF seller ID rules, and the private internet gun seller threatens invasion of privacy action! Add to this the inevitable crackdown by ATF due to the new DEMS on legitimate dealers for not having more and more information on the private seller, and guess what happens? TRANSFERRING FFLs will, in droves, say: "Heck, for 20 or 30 bucks, internet transfers are not worth this hassle!" There are even some large internet SELLING FFLs who now refuse to do transfers for OTHER non-FFL private sellers, talk about cutting the internet gun business's throat! Finally, HOME FFLS went from over 400,000 to under 100,000 under Clinton, and are now back up to half a million and growing rapidly. GET YOUR HOME FFL while it is still grandfathered!
Breaking News on STORE, Home and Internet Gun Selling, with and without your FFL, due to OBAMA and the new liberal Dem Congress!
BREAKING NEWS FOR COLLECTORS: WITH RECENT BAN PROPOSALS TO LIMIT OR REGISTER YOUR COLLECTION, BOTH THE HOME FFL AND GUN COLLECTOR/GUNSMITH LICENSE ARE GREAT WAYS TO GRANDFATHER AND PROTECT YOUR COLLECTION! VISIT GUNCOLLECTORLICENSE.COM FOR ALL THE DETAILS TODAY!
We all know the Democrats are flying high and Mr. Obama only was waiting to secure the 2010 elections before acting decisively and quickly-- so far with over 49 executive orders and over 117 new ATF poicies, and Mr. Holder's obvious "border state" clamp downs in the name of Mexican gangs, none of which buy their guys at US gun stores!. In fact, ATF and States already are responding to the new policies on new gun ban initiatives. Just so far, VPC has gone after ammo in 12 states, California has enacted two new “no ship across State lines” laws, and ATF has instituted three brand new draconian web/home/kiosk hours FFL policies, with the only exception being gunsmiths.
New Internal ATF Policy on Hours and Facilities
Many of our employees are retired or part time ATF. There is a new internal policy (not to be published publicly) that hearkens back to the Clinton anti-web, anti-home rules. These rules tried to shut down stores with weekend hours, home dealers and collectors via State tax licenses and hours of operation. Most home FFLs and private sellers have already figured the tax angle out. However, any seller (including stores!) with “variable hours of operation” (meaning no hours for the public, hours by appointment, or weekend only hours) MUST include gunsmithing. If a seller does not have a gunsmith credential, they will be denied, shut down during their next audit, or refused renewal if they are not open during full regular retail hours.
You have made a wise choice in your timing, as other schools charge over $900 for this credential, and we still have hundreds of successful new applicants faxing in their new licenses each month. Unfortunately we also hear many stories of denials from applicants who did not order the info you will have, so please study it carefully before applying. We're also not sure how long the "home warehouse" loophole will last, but it will at least be grandfathered for those who apply this year. IF YOU OWN A GUN STORE and you do not have FULL RETAIL HOURS, you also NEED this credential to stay in business! --More Bans and BecomeaGunsmith.com Proudly Support the IABOK BoK Initiatives--