The Biden Administration’s latest gun control proposal has prompted Gun Owners of America (GOA) to issue a warning for law-abiding gun owners.
On Thursday, the ATF unveiled a new rule notice, which would effectively create backdoor Universal Registration checks and require background checks for guns that are sold with any kind of profit made.
The @ATFHQ sent notice of a new rule to essentially create backdoor Universal Registration Checks to require a background check where any "profit" is made.
We will share details after we've reviewed the rule & our attorneys will be preparing a lawsuit.
— Gun Owners of America (@GunOwners) August 31, 2023
Here is how the new scheme will work in full according to GOA.
Carefully note the second paragraph:
Under this newly proposed rule, any individual who sells even a single firearm for any profit, to any person including family could be classified as “Engaged in the Business” of selling firearms, and in turn, they would be forced to get a federal license, conduct a background check, and complete gun registration paperwork under federal law.
This will further enhance the ATF’s illegal gun registry and will make it much harder for private individuals to sell guns—effectively forcing them to either become a gun dealer or take time off work to coordinate trips (with potential gun buyers) to find a gun store.
If one wants to profit from the sale of firearms, they must register with the ATF. This will give the Biden Administration more access to gun owners, who may be at risk for politically motivated targeting.
One month following the tragic mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas in May 2022, Senator John Cornyn’s proposed gun control legislation was passed, allowing for major changes.
The new laws required individuals who buy and sell firearms with the primary intention of making a profit to register as Federal Firearm Licensees.
Additionally, dealers were mandated to conduct background checks and maintain appropriate records. However, this section of the law has been exploited by the Regime to discourage citizens from exercising their right to bear arms.
Erich Pratt, GOA’s Senior Vice President, issued a warning for gun owners on the Regime’s next steps:
First, they said five guns, but now, anyone who sells a single firearm in a given year and makes even a penny of profit will be subject to dealer requirements, including a background check.
People need to realize this is just the next step in the anti-gunners’ longform playbook to enact backdoor universal registration of firearms, and eventually, to confiscate all firearms. They will not stop until that day.
He is correct; the ultimate goal of the Biden Administration appears to be disarming the population and establishing a leftist dictatorship with minimal opposition.