Thursday, February 9, 2017
"Leaked" ATF white paper suggests rolling back some gun laws.
Associate Deputy Director Ronald Turk, currently the number two ranking official in the ATF, has penned a white paper suggesting the federal government enact several pro-gun actions. These actions include:
- Importing for public sale the many firearms that the US military loaned to South Korea in the 1950's and 1960's.
- Removing firearm sound suppressors from the NFA list.
- Reopening discussion on reducing the current restriction on direct interstate firearms sales by FFLs.
While this is just a "white paper", I do find the timing of the "leak" to be suspect (document is dated January 20, 2017). I believe it is possible that this document was intentionally leaked to gather a reaction from the general public in order to gauge levels of support and to put people on notice that this is something being discussed at high levels in the ATF.
Let's hope that these discussions bear some fruit.