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2A Newsletter: April 9th

80 Percent Arms   |   Apr 8th 2021

Biden is now giving the Justice Department a 30-day deadline to create new regulations for banning “ghost guns”. The ban on ghost guns would require a national background check that’s similar to what California currently enforces — serial numbers will have to be added on every firearm component. The future of building your own firearms without regulations is at stake and potentially going down the drain. 

That's not all, Biden has nominated well known anti-gunner David Chipman as head of the ATF. David Chipman is a former special agent for the ATF for 25 years and currently works as senior policy advisor for The Giffords Law Center. The ATF has not had a permanent director since 2015. Giving them their first permanent director in 6 years, especially one with such a long history of anti-gun advocacy, sends a very clear message to American gun owners, especially those concerned with building their own firearms at home. 

On Thursday April 8th, Biden announced his plans for control and The White House Released the following Statement.

The Justice Department, within 30 days, will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of “ghost guns.” We are experiencing a growing problem: criminals are buying kits containing nearly all of the components and directions for finishing a firearm within as little as 30 minutes and using these firearms to commit crimes. When these firearms turn up at crime scenes, they often cannot be traced by law enforcement due to the lack of a serial number. The Justice Department will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of these firearms.

The Justice Department, within 60 days, will issue a proposed rule to make clear when a device marketed as a stabilizing brace effectively turns a pistol into a short-barreled rifle subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act. The alleged shooter in the Boulder tragedy last month appears to have used a pistol with an arm brace, which can make a firearm more stable and accurate while still being concealable.

The Justice Department, within 60 days, will publish model “red flag” legislation for states. Red flag laws allow family members or law enforcement to petition for a court order temporarily barring people in crisis from accessing firearms if they present a danger to themselves or others. The President urges Congress to pass an appropriate national “red flag” law, as well as legislation incentivizing states to pass “red flag” laws of their own. In the interim, the Justice Department’s published model legislation will make it easier for states that want to adopt red flag laws to do so.”

Read the entire press release here.

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