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.
Not to be outdone by the over 87 new anti gun initiatives since the Dems took over, Pelosi, Kennedy, McCarthy and the rest of the Liberal "disarm America" band have come up with the MOST INSIDIOUS PLAN EVER: "If we can't get the guns, let's go after the ammo" in the words of Nancy Pelosi!
There are now 18 (as of the end of 07) new initiatives in committee that would make it difficult or impossible to BUY OR STORE AMMO for many of the guns the Libs want to get rid of. Their logic: so what if we can't stop the guns, if you can't buy ammo, it's the same end result!
EVEN MORE INSIDIOUS: This pack of deceivers are trying to use REGULATORY rather than Legislative channels to get rid of your ammo! Typically Congress could only manage legislation, but with the Dem focus on the Presidency, they are already actively pulling strings at OSHA, FEMA, TREASURY, ATF, GAO and over 10 other Regulatory Agencies to BAN many types and quantities of ammo including .223, 7.62, calibers over 25, etc.
One rule makes it illegal to "store primers, gunpowder and casings" in the same place-- even in completed rounds! This is worded as a "residential and workplace safety" rule ala California Propositions, but is a back door way to make it illegal to STORE ammo, even in your own home, garage, shed, basement, etc.
Another initiative makes it illegal to buy more than one box at a time or to store more than 5 boxes unless you are an FFL (click HERE to find out how to get your own Home FFL while you still can). This would not only destroy the ammo industry, but make "tracking" impossible. You've seen the jokes about how we can track cows but not illegals: yet they believe they can now track ammo down to individual buyers? NOT.
Why aren't a lot of people just buying tons of ammo to store and "grandfather" just in case? Well, a lot are. However, the Dems are initiating this at a time when 7.62 has gone from $80/1,000 to over 300, and berdan/non corrosive with brass is impossible to find at ANY price. Some LE departments are having to buy $400/1,000 BOXED hunting rounds of 55 grain .223 because good quality big lots are just not available due to China, steel, and the wars. As an FFL dealer, you still have access to pallet load grandfathered orders: FOR NOW!
The Dem proposal for "separate storage" was withdrawn by Pelosi (with advice from Hillary) to be re-introduced after the election. This was a deft move to keep sweeping anti-ammo legislation from becoming a campaign issue. BUT: VPC and the other left wing wackos have not been deterred. They are now going State by State with OVER 36 initiatives to BAN ANY AMMO CONTAINING LEAD.
These idiotic new regs are called "The infant lead protection act" and "The endangered species poison act" and other such acts, laws and propositions! THEY ARE REALLY THINLY DISGUISED LAWS TO BAN ALL LEAD IN ALL AMMO, MEANING BANNING ALL AMMO AND MAKING THE GUNS THAT USE IT USELESS. WATCH your State referenda for these upcoming NEW BANS-- they are even coming up in Nevada, Arizona, Georgia, Florida and other pro gun States! The banners are disguising them with emotional key words like lead in toys, infant poison, save the Condor, and many others. Your contributions here help us FLAG these key words on Google and Yahoo to expose what they really are! When was the last time a Condor swooped down and grabbed a .357 in flight? The banners are trying to sneakily extend the wetlands protection anti-lead laws to ALL lead, in all calibers, for all guns! Will the public buy this sham? YES, unless WE all get the word out!
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--