Saturday, July 9, 2016

U.S. House moves to block ATF Rule 41p

The House of Representatives has passed an appropriations bill that includes language intended to block the ATF's pursuit of Rule 41p.  The bill, H.R. 2578, includes an American Suppressor Association-backed provision to prevent extension of the CLEO certification requirements for transfers of suppressors and other NFA weapons to a trust or other legal entity, such as an LLC or corporation.  The 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science  Appropriations bill was approved by a 242-183 margin.

With today's technology and the fact that the ATF queries the National Crime Information Center, TECS (formerly named the Treasury Enforcement Communication System), the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System, the Interstate Identification Index and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System when processing NFA weapons applications, the CLEO signature process does nothing to enhance public safety.

The amendment inserting the anti-41p language into to the 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill was sponsored by Rep. John Carter of Texas.  Contact your senator and let them know you support identical language on that side of Congress!

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