One of the principles of warfare, according to Sun Tzu, is to have the ability to attack your opponent in many different ways. In other words, if one way doesn’t work, have other ways to fight against your enemy.
Annoyingly, this seems to be a principle that those who push gun control have taken to heart. Oh, sure, some of them simply try to double down and keep pushing the same failed methods of the past, but some of those people are looking for other ways to take away our Second Amendment rights.
For example, one of the newer methods that they’re pushing is using the ATF in new and evil ways. Jack Phillips writes,
The National Rifle Association (NRA) sounded the alarm on a gun-control proposal from a federal regulatory agency that could “unjustly criminalize” Americans from selling a firearm.In a statement Tuesday, the largest U.S. guns-rights group flagged that a rule proposed earlier this year by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosive (ATF) known as ATF2022R-17, which proposed amending and broadening the definition of when a person is deemed to have been “engaged in the business” of being a firearms dealer other than a gunsmith or pawn-broker.
It would expand the definition of a firearms “dealer” to anyone who “sells or offers for sale firearms, and also represents to potential buyers or otherwise demonstrates a willingness and ability to purchase and sell additional firearms,” according to the rule proposal. It would also include the definition would be broadened to include people who sell guns for services, property, or anything other than cash.
The proposal would create a “stand-alone definition of ‘terrorism,’” and would “clarif[y] what it means for a person to be ‘engaged in the business’ of dealing in firearms, and to have the intent to ‘predominantly earn a profit’ from the sale or disposition of firearms,” the rule’s summary stated on the Federal Register. The public comment period on the rule ended last week.
To put it simply, the rule has the purpose of making it exponentially more difficult for people to sell firearms and, thereby, making it more difficult to buy a firearm. After all, how many fewer people are going to be willing to sell firearms if they can be put in jail over a misunderstanding about what they are legally allowed to do?
Make no mistake, this is simply another Biden administration attempt to get around the Constitution and Supreme Court rulings to make you defenseless, and you have to wonder why they are so paranoid about you and I being able to protect ourselves, don’t you?