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That's exactly the point I was trying to make earlier. I would not venture to guess what their thought process Behind These regulations really is, but I do agree it will most likely backfire. To the extent that they will likely lose all regulatory Authority over the citizens, and vast reduction in authority over manufacturers. The main thing people lose sight of in all of this is our gun control laws were passed through Congress. ATF is just rules and regulations.If you watch the video, the rational explanation from the person most impacted (the inventor) is that the agency initially followed a rational path and approved the product under the GCA, but external political pressure shifted the agency's position to ban the product, and force firearms with the product onto the NFA registry. The cause of this is external political pressure, not a rational analysis of the product. People in control (with the power to act) do not like what is being done with this configuration of pistols. They have chosen to act for political reasons.
In the process, they are opening up a huge can of worms that they may end up wishing they had never stepped into. Owners, at the receiving end of the rulemaking, are reacting in a range of ways from rational to emotional. The industry is reacting in a range of ways from not reacting (NSSF) to forming an industry group to respond and to raise money for defense actions.
Industry rights groups are preparing to file lawsuits on a number of grounds ranging from Constitutional rights violation to process issues. The courts, responding to prior ATF rulemaking actions, have been finding against the agency's overreach (Cargill v. Garland most recently).
It ain't over until it's over... and it ain't over until the Liberty Lady sings...
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