Real Title: “The ATF Cited Not a Single Case in which an NFA Firearm Transferred to a Legal Entity was used in the Commission of a Crime"
Hat Tip - Truth about Guns.com
Robert Farago on October 15, 2013
My Comments: Facts Suck (just like actual math) but that does not matter to our current 'Anti-2A' and Regressive Progressive Political class.
The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) is fighting the push by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (And Really Big Fires) (BATFE) to make it more difficult for Americans to own firearms covered by the National Firearms Act (NFA). The NRA-ILA’s issued the following call-to-action . . .
As we previously reported, the Obama administration, via the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, has proposed a new rule governing applications by legal entities such as trusts and corporations to make and transfer National Firearms Act (NFA) firearms. To justify the proposed rule, the administration and BATFE have stated that over 39,000 applications for transfers of NFA firearms to trusts or corporations were received in 2012 alone. Nevertheless, the agency cited not a single case in which an NFA firearm transferred to a legal entity was used in the commission of a crime.
The proposed rule would significantly complicate transfers of NFA firearms to legal entities. An especially burdensome provision, for example, would create new classes of “responsible persons” for each type of legal entity and require that each of these persons submit fingerprints and a photograph with a transfer or making application, as well as undergo a background check. BATFE seems to ignore or misunderstand that many NFA firearm owners choose to use trusts to hold their NFA firearms and other property for estate planning reasons, one of which is to simplify the transfer of the firearms to the heirs of the owner. Thus, children, including those who are very young, are often beneficiaries of trusts. The proposed rule seemingly would require even such children to be included in its expanded background check procedures.
My Comments: I cannot legally reprint/paste the entire text here - but you can go to the link (below).
Edit update = I updated the title to equal that it equates to 'no crime cited' = '0' Crime. My apologies for the poor initial title of this post......... you can now all commence to dogpile me!
NRA-ILA: "The ATF Cited Not a Single Case in which an NFA Firearm Transferred to a Legal Entity was used in the Commission of a Crime" | The Truth About Guns