Are many of our viewers are aware, we have been following the pro-Second Amendment Appropriations Bill that passed by the House of Representatives back in June, known as H.R. 2578. It included two key provisions:
Amendment 302 provided “that such funds appropriated for BATF shall be available to investigate or act upon applications for relief from Federal firearms disabilities under United States Code”
Amendment 320 provided ATF was prohibited from “the use of funds to propose or to issue a rule that would change the Chief Law Enforcement Officer certificate requirement with respect to purchase of suppressors and other firearms regulated by the National Firearms Act.”
Unfortunately, as we reported, the Senate substituted the text submitted by the House with the text of an appropriations bill that the Senate was working on. As a result, Amendment 302 and 320 were removed.
Earlier today, the text of the new bill being considered by the House of Representatives was disclosed. You can find a copy here. Unfortunately, the text again fails to include Amendments 302 and 320.
As ATF recently updated the regulatory agenda to reflect its current timetable of implementing a new regulation in relation to ATF-41P in January of 2016, if Amendment 320 will have any substantial effect, it must be implemented before the New Year. It is therefore imperative that you contact you Congressional Representatives and demand that any appropriations bill include Amendments 302 and 320 from H.R. 2578.
For those unaware, we are preparing to bring the FIGHT to ATF, if the Administration moves forward with ATF-41p. See www.FightATF41p.com and our Press Release. Unfortunately, we cannot do it without your support. If you’re in a position to be able to donate to assist us in bringing the FIGHT to ATF, we’d greatly appreciate it.
UPDATE: FoxNews has reported that the Omnibus Bill was passed by the House and is now being sent to the Senate. Please contact your Senators ASAP.
Published by Joshua Prince, Esq.
With our 2nd Amendment rights being attacked at both the Federal and State level, and the ATF (Burea of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives) trying to close down FFLs (Federal Firearms Licensees) for minor infractions while making FFLs the scapegoat when the ATF's records are inaccurate, I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am one of only a handful of attorneys across the US that practices in the niche area of law known as firearms law. I decided to concentrate my legal practice on firearms law not only because I am a shooter and firearms enthusiast, but also to ensure that our inalienable Right to Keep and Bear Arms is never encroached upon.
I handle cases at the Federal and State level for both FFLs and individuals. At the federal and state levels for individuals, I actively defend the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution and Section 21 of the PA Constitution, as well as, help individuals with:
- License to Carry Firearms Denials;
- Challenges to Erroneous PICS Denials;
- Relief from Firearms Disabilities;
- Estate Planning Advice;
- Gun/NFA Trusts; and
- 42 USC 1983 Actions for Deprivation of Civil Rights
At both the state and federal levels, I represent FFLs and SOTs throughout Pennsylvania and the US regarding:
- ATF Compliance Inspections;
- Warning Letters and Hearings;
- FFL Revocations;
- Corporate Structure Advice
- Indoor/Outdoor Range Implementation; and
- Forfeiture Proceedings
In following my love for firearms and firearms law, I have taught several Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars on Firearms in Estates and Trusts and Firearms Law 101 for several Bar Associations, including Berks, Cumberland, and Dauphin Counties. I also planned and taught several Firearms in Estates CLE classes for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI).
While at Widener Law School, I was a member of the Widener Law Journal. I wrote an article on the Inaccuracy of the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record (NFRTR). I also had an article published on Fee Disputes in Workers Compensation cases in the Widener Law Journal, Volume 18, No. 2.
You can often find me posting on several internet forums, including Subguns, Uzitalk, AR15, and PAFOA. I also hold PA Firearms Law classes for local ranges to inform the public on the firearm laws of the Commonwealth.
Following in my father's footsteps, I am also a Board member for the Pottstown Police Athletic League (PAL).
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I saw a link to this article on Twitter. I read it so I can talk about it on my radio talk show. I wish I could, but I don’t understand a word of it. Could you perhaps come out with something that someone who’s not an attorney can understand? I’m a layman. It’s all Greek to me.