U.S. Law Shield Update: Senior BATFE Offers Gun-Deregulation Ideas

By Dave Dolbee published on in General

In an 11-page white paper labeled “not for public distribution,” but which has been obtained by The Shooter’s Log and Texas & U.S. Law Shield, Ronald B. Turk associate deputy director and chief operating officer of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, outlines several steps the agency could take to remove many restrictions on gun regulations in the United States. Texas Law Shield Independent Program Attorney Michele Byington walks U.S. Law Shield News Host Sam Malone through the proposals.

After watching the video and reviewing The Shooter’s Log‘s previous coverage, What do you think the ATF will do? What should it do? Share your answers in the comment section.

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Comments (7)

  • KN

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    The main problem is that Gov’t will never let go of the $200 tax stamp revenue. The best (realistic) thing we can hope to actually pass thru the govt is that they get rid of the wait period and pass the $200 tax to the manufacturers.

    Of course, the cost will ultimately get passed down to us consumers at the time of purchase, but sales will go up on suppressors once the 6-12 month wait is eliminated. Hopefully the increase in demand will offset some of the cost residually.

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  • Chuck

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    My comment relates directly to the comment made by Doug, the gentleman above:
    “The silencer got regulated back in the era of Chicago gangsters and prohibition with NFA 1934. There are probably hundreds of antiquated laws still on the books that serve no legitimate purpose today. Just goes to show the expediency of our government”.
    I strongly agree with Donald Trump’s statement that for every one new law
    created, two old laws must be repealed.
    One of the biggest problems with our society today, in my opinion, is the constant criminalization of what was previously perfectly legal, normal activity, and the never ending increase of yet more new laws piled on top of mounds of old outdated laws.
    The way they’re going our idiot government officials are going to outlaw cornflakes.

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  • Dan Bauder

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    I can’t understand why it is that silencers are so expensive. They are relatively simple yet can cost as much as the firearm. Do you think that deregulating them will bring the cost down?

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    • Guy D

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      Yes, because than any skilled machinist (machine shop) will be able to produce and sell them. Competition causes price drops

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  • Spencer

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    I suspect many who oppose silencers have watched too many movies, which portray a sound thats’s less than that of snapping your fingers.

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  • Doug

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    The silencer got regulated back in the era of Chicago gangsters and prohibition with NFA 1934. There are probably hundreds of antiquated laws still on the books that serve no legitimate purpose today. Just goes to show the expediency of our government.

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  • jim

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    It would be great if the Feds would repeal the part of the ’68 gun control act that regulates and taxes suppressors! They’ve been using them in Europe for years and yet our leaders do not trust the common man with them.

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