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    All gun owners, look!!! Everybody look!!! COMMENT AGAINST THE ATF POWER GRAB!


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    Bump for those who missed it.

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    Up again. Make sure yall do this.
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    Did it from here in South Dakota

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    My comments sent individually and through the link provided in this thread

    30 May, 2011

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    SUBJECT: OMB Control Number 1140-NEW Comments

    1. This correspondence is comment on The Department of Justice 30 Day notice published in the Federal Register / Vol 76, No83, Friday April 29, 2011 page 24058.

    2. It is listed in the Federal Register as:

    DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
    [OMB Number 1140–NEW]
    Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection Comments Requested: Report of
    Multiple Sale or Other Disposition of Certain Rifles

    3. I have previously provided comment about the burden that the proposed action has upon FFLs, but BATE has, for whatever reason, failed to take the comments into account in their summary of previous comments, and repeats the same assumption and methodology errors in paragraph 5 of their summary of comments as of 25 February 2011

    4. I repeat the comments here to ensure that there is no confusion.

    5. The accuracy of the BATFE’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection is grossly understated due to faulty assumptions underpinning the methodology used by the BATFE.

    6. The methodology used is invalid. The methodology assumes that the entire burden is only the time it takes to fill out the report. The actual burden to firearms dealers will actually be much greater. Firearms dealers will be required to review their dispositions daily, reviewing a rolling 5 day period to determine if multiple sales of certain rifles have been conducted. This burden to FFLs is substantial and not addressed in the BATFE methodology.

    7. It is substantial for the following reasons:

    A. Actual 4473s must be reviewed, as the requirement timeline for multiple rifle sales is shorter than the bound book entry requirement.

    B. The multiple handgun reporting requirement is already a significant burden upon FFLs. It is consistently one of the top 10 violations that ATF Industry inspections finds when conducting annual inspections of FFLs. It is a constant difficulty because there is not a simple electronic review capability. The review must be done by hand, examining all paper 4473s for the previous 5 days. A similar hand sorting of 4473s will be required for multiple rifle sales.

    C. The multiple rifle sales will require the FFL to collect and retain information that is not on the 4473, nor recorded in the bound book.
    (1) Detachable magazines. There is no recording on the 4473 of whether a firearm can accept a detachable magazine. Many firearms can have either attached magazines or detached magazines. An example is the SKS rifle, which comes with an attached magazine, but which is often converted to accept detached magazines.

    (2) Curio and Relic FFLs. Curio and Relic FFLs can only use their C&R license to obtain curio and relic firearms, however the reporting requirement is quite clear that multiple sales to licensees are not required. Therefore Dealers must annotate the curio and relic licensee for all rifle sales. Note that there are many curio and relic firearms that must be reported under the proposed demand letter. This requirement cannot be dismissed as C&R FFLs could, and often do, obtain combinations of new and C&R firearms, particularly at gunshows.

    8. Conclusion:
    The methodology and assumptions used by BATFE are invalid. The methodology and assumption does not include substantial burden that the daily review that dealers will have to conduct. It does not consider the additional data that dealers will have to collect.
    9. Recommendation:

    A. OMB should reject the BATFE Multiple Rifle Sale Collection Proposal as the method and assumptions are used grossly underestimate the actual burden to FFL Dealers.

    B. If the BATFE later submits a valid method and makes reasonable assumptions to estimate the burden, then the public should be afforded the appropriate 90 day comment period for the new/amended proposal.
    He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty

    The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us....There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! ...The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, Sir, let it come …………. PATRICK HENRY speech 1776

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    My Second Comment, also sent

    30 May, 2011

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    SUBJECT: OMB Control Number 1140-NEW Comments

    1. This correspondence is comment on The Department of Justice 30 Day notice published in the Federal Register / Vol 76, No83, Friday April 29, 2011 page 24058.

    2. It is listed in the Federal Register as:

    DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
    [OMB Number 1140–NEW]
    Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection Comments Requested: Report of
    Multiple Sale or Other Disposition of Certain Rifles

    3. The proposed letter exceeds the authority granted the Attorney General under the Gun Control Act of 1968. There is no detachable magazine data collection requirement for FFLs under the Gun Control Act of 1968.

    4. A demand letter cannot require a licensee to submit information that is not “part of a record required to be kept by this chapter, or such lesser record information as the Attorney General in such letter may specify.” 923(g)(5)(A)

    5. Because detachable magazines are not part of the record required to be kept by the Gun Control Act of 1968, detachable magazines cannot be used to narrow the information that the Attorney General wishes to collect.

    6. If the Attorney General wishes to collect information on all multiple rifle sales, then that is his prerogative, but he does not have the authority to have gun dealers do his work for him, keeping separate records and reporting that information that is not part of a required record or information under the Gun Control Act of 1968.

    7. The detachable magazine requirement matters. Many firearms can have either attached magazines or detached magazines. An example is the SKS rifle, which comes with an attached magazine, but which is often converted to accept detached magazines.

    8. Conclusion:

    The Attorney general exceeds his authority, trying to force FFLs to collect and report based upon information that is not required under the Gun Control Act of 1968.

    9. Recommendation:
    OMB should reject the BATFE Multiple Rifle Sale Collection Proposal as the collection relies upon FFLs supplying to the Attorney General information that they are not required to collect under the Gun Control Act of 1968.
    He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty

    The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us....There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! ...The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, Sir, let it come …………. PATRICK HENRY speech 1776

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