From Dr. Derek Ellerman
A representative from Florida is looking to put even more distance between himself and the rest of the pack in the “Who’s the Most Kickass Congressman” contest. Matt Gaetz, one of the worst government agencies, the Bureau of Alcohol, introduced a bill to abolish tobacco. , firearms and explosives.
(People probably say this sarcastically, but alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and explosives Absolutely must (Be a convenience store brand, not a government agency.)
Gaetz’s action comes on the heels of stabilizing the ATF’s “governance” (your first clue that anti-democratic shenanigans are afoot when unaccountable executive agencies make “judgments” with the effect of law rather than Congress).
The “regime” has the practical effect of making many individuals criminals overnight, although there are options to surrender your property to the government without compensation. He is R Reasonable peopleAfter all.
House Republicans have the ATF in our crosshairs.
The continued existence of the ATF is highly undesirable based on their repeated actions to turn law-abiding citizens into criminals.
My bill today would repeal the ATF once and for all.https://t.co/yIwkTGZhiY
– Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) January 18, 2023
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The bill, HR 374, is a masterpiece of legislation that should be emulated throughout Congress. This is a single page. It contains only one thing. It does just one thing: “The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is hereby repealed.”
Take a quick look at this beautiful piece of paper.
Rep. Titans of liberty like Thomas Massey have long argued for single-issue legislation, and they’re right.
He himself introduced legislation like this gem, HR 899: “Department of Education Expires December 31, 2022.”
Like the multi-thousand-page $1.7 trillion “omnibus” spending bill that Congress recently passed, thanks to Senate Republicans, there are only two reasons for the massive, unreadable, unintelligible monstrosities that have become common place.
First, because the bill appears to tinker with some overly convoluted or complicated program rather than simply being unconstitutional.
Second, it is a deliberate attempt to rake in illegal or expensive items that attract more attention.
At any rate, Gaetz is absolutely right to abolish the ATF, although you can be sure that a newly Republican Congress won’t pass it.
The second amendment is plain as day. Any fool can read it. However, this there is After all, just a constitutional amendment.
If the government wants to restrict certain types of firearms, theoretically they have that power. But that power belongs to Congress and Congress alone. And changing or repealing the Second Amendment requires going through the amendment process.
Now, of course, Congress is unlikely to do that for several reasons. First, amending the Constitution is a difficult task. Second, it is very easy for Congress to create unaccountable agencies that can do whatever they want and they wash their hands of the situation.
Third, because actually declaring that they are going to change or repeal the Second Amendment raises problems we dare not consider.
Legally purchased pistols with stabilizing braces must now be registered @ATFHQThe National Firearms Registry is under the National Firearms Act of 1934 @Reuters And others are hiding it and refusing to report it@JoeBidenThe unconstitutional rule of #Gun registration pic.twitter.com/EkQWbhCWy5
— Aidan Johnston (@RealGunLobbyist) January 14, 2023
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Back to Gaetz’s “final straw,” the ATF’s “rule” on stabilizing braces is their attempt to outlaw an increasingly common type of firearm, which are essentially pistols that look and function like AR and AK platform rifles.
Like the Department of Justice (lol). putsStabilizing braces are “accessories used to convert pistols into short-barreled rifles.”
Now, as anyone familiar with firearms and the law can tell you, short-barreled rifles, commonly known as SBRs, are Class III firearms that require a host of unconstitutional steps that a prospective owner must take before owning one. (Think time, money, “approval” from the government to exercise your constitutional rights.)
So, if you have a pistol-based AK platform and you want to shoot the 7.62 without ending up with a broken wrist, you toss a stabilizing brace on the back. Or at least, you done.
Of course, we are only seeing the beginning of this judgment’s backlash.
At the end of the day, the government has no right or authority to criminalize tens of thousands of people. And what worries the government? After all, AR pistols aren’t “weapons of war”, they’re useless against Joe Biden’s F-15 fighter jets!
A temporary but effective solution to this problem?
HR 374. Repeal the ATF.
You’ll want to pay close attention to who co-sponsors this bill. You want to pay more attention to who isn’t. The time for scary puss reps is long gone. Abolition of these agencies Just the minimum.
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