Reuters is reporting that ATF will be publishing a proposed rule in Friday’s Federal Register concerning the reporting of multiple sales of certain semi-automatic rifles. This is the same proposal from late 2010 that was postponed for further comment.
The proposal to be published tomorrow will open up a 30-day comment period on the reporting requirement.
Within the Reuters story was this note about the response from the prior 60-day comment period.
It was first published in December and had a 60-day comment period that garnered almost 13,000 responses. About 30 percent opposed the reporting requirement and 70 percent favored it, ATF said.
70% of comments in favor of this requirement just doesn’t pass the smell test. Frankly, unless I could see each and every comment submitted to verify this, I think either Reuters misunderstood what ATF told them or ATF has misstated it for their own bureaucratic purposes.
I will publish the comment requirements as soon as it is released.
If I can get a comment from the NRA on this tomorrow, I will post it.