The New York Times reported this week, and AmmoLand News confirmed, that a new rule set to take effect by the end of the year will prohibit all private gun sales – or what Everytown, a prominent anti-gun organization, calls the "private sales loophole" or the "digital loophole" – in the United States.
"The big guy," as he is referred to on Hunter Biden's laptop and in private WhatsApp messages pertaining to money laundering, will also soon call on the ATF to develop a new rule requiring anyone who profits from the sale of firearms to hold an FFL (Federal Firearms License).
Because firearms tend to increase in value over time rather than depreciate, this planned new rule would sweep everyone who has ever sold a gun into the FFL catch net, allowing the swamp creatures in Washington, D.C., to have their way with many gun-loving Americans.
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The so-called "digital loophole," as the gun haters call it, includes popular marketplaces like Armslist Firearms Classified, a platform on which private parties can list their firearms for sale rather than have to go through a gun store.
The Biden regime has made it abundantly clear that it wants to see Armslist and all other online marketplaces for firearms shut down for good. Doing so is unconstitutional, though, so Biden and his cronies are attempting to impose the bans differently, and piece by piece through a gradual chipping away at the Second Amendment.
"Private-party transactions are not a 'loophole,'" says Armslist founder Jonathan Gibbon, whose company is in the crosshairs of the upcoming ATF rule.
"Buying and selling firearms is a guaranteed right under the Second Amendment. Interfering with state laws allowing citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights should concern everyone. Americans have a First Amendment Constitutional right to use the internet, to communicate about their other Constitutional rights."
Gibbon says Armslist has been under attack by anti-gun groups for many years, and has even had to fend off numerous lawsuits aimed at shutting it down. So far, Armslist has a perfect track record when it comes to defeating these cases, though the cost to do so is steep.
The proposed new rule is currently in draft form and is expected to be announced later this year. After that, the Biden regime aims to finalize it by late spring of 2024 or early summer of 2024 at the latest, and it would then go into effect in the fall of 2024.
Other earlier ATF rule changes such as the bump stock ban and the pistol brace rule have been successfully challenged in court, so the hope is that this, too, will be challenged and defeated before it ever gets the chance to be enacted.
"The courts have ruled that the ATF does not have the authority to pass these rules subverting the powers of Congress to make laws," AmmoLand reports.
"In an attempt to head off another defeat, the ATF and the Justice Department will claim that the power to require private sellers to obtain an FFL was delegated to them by Congress through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA)."
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