ATF to criminalize personal firearm transactions

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The National Rifle Association lambasted a proposal from the ATF that the gun-rights group says could “unjustly criminalize” Americans for selling a firearm and consequently create “serious confusion” for legal gun owners who engage in firearm transactions.

“The Biden ATF’s proposed rule, ATF2022R-17, is just another attempt to demolish our Second Amendment rights, with the potential to unjustly criminalize everyday Americans for engaging in lawful firearm transactions,” NRA-ILA Executive Director Randy Kozuch exclusively told Fox News Digital in a statement.

“This rule blatantly disregards the recent NRA-backed Bruen ruling on the Second Amendment. It also creates serious confusion among lawful gun owners who buy and sell firearms legally for various purposes, from collecting to self-defense.”

Kozuch was reacting to the ATF proposal ATF2022R-17, otherwise known as “Definition of ‘Engaged in the Business’ as a Dealer in Firearms,” which would amend the agency’s regulations and incorporate provisions of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, a gun control law signed by President Biden in 2022.

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