about time they forced the feds to stop circumventing the 2nd amendments purpose

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  1. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey Staff Member

    https://www.nraila.org/articles/201...duces-the-lawful-purpose-and-self-defense-act

    https://www.nraila.org/articles/201...anently-dismantle-obama-era-enforcement-abuse


    The term "sporting purposes" is undefined by federal statute and has been subject to several reinterpretations by the ATF and its predecessor agency. Anti-gun administrations have exploited the lack of a clear definition of “sporting purposes” to bypass Congress and impose gun control through executive fiat. The most recent (and perhaps most infamous) example of this was the Obama administration’s attempt to ban a highly popular form of ammunition for the AR-15, America’s most popular rifle.

    H.R. 2620 would put a stop to this for good and accomplish the following essential reforms to federal firearms laws:

    Eliminate ATF's authority to reclassify popular rifle ammunition as "armor piercing ammunition." The federal law governing armor piercing ammunition was passed by Congress to target handgun projectiles, but Obama’s ATF used the law to ban common and popular rifle ammunition, including targeting M855/SS109 5.56x45 ammunition in 2015.

    Provide for the lawful importation of any non-NFA firearm or ammunition that may otherwise be lawfully possessed and sold within the United States. Over the years ATF has used the current discretionary "sporting purposes" standard to deny the importation of firearms that would be perfectly legal to manufacture, sell, and possess in the United States.

    Protect shotguns, shotgun shells, and certain rifles from arbitrary classification as "destructive devices." Classification as a destructive device subjects a firearm to the registration and taxation provisions of the National Firearms Act (NFA) and creates a ban on possession of such firearms in some states.

    Broaden the temporary interstate transfer provision to allow temporary transfers for all lawful purposes rather than just for "sporting purposes."

    NRA would like to thank Chairman Bishop for his steadfast support of the Second Amendment and the introduction of H.R. 2620.

    Please contact your U.S. Representative and ask him or her to cosponsor and support H.R. 2620, the "Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act." You can call your U.S. Representative at 202-225-3121, or click here to Take Action now.
     
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