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Biden's new gun ban is bureaucratic overreach, plain and simple

Published in Blog on April 11, 2022 by Article V Patriot

President Joe Biden is set to release a new "regulation" banning homemade firearms, otherwise known as "ghost guns."

The new rule has been a long time coming. Second Amendment advocates have been sounding the alarm for months, and now the president is making good on his promise to the anti-gun lobby in D.C.

The new rule effectively redefines what it means to be a "firearm." In the past, products that required additional machining to become a firearm were not subject to the same requirements as actual firearms. 

Now, thanks to a reinterpretation by the ATF, even firearm frames and receivers that require extensive machining to become working parts will fall under the same regulations as real, working firearms. This will effectively ban American citizens from making their own firearms at home without getting approval from the government.

Whatever you believe about guns and gun laws, all liberty-loving Americans should agree that bureaucrats in federal agencies should not have the power to create laws.

These new regulations -- to which criminal penalties are attached -- did not come from the peoples' representatives in Congress. They came from unelected law enforcement agents who responded to political pressure from the Democratic side of the aisle. It's that simple. The ATF has always defined firearms by their state of manufacture. Now, all of a sudden, they're changing their definition to appease Biden and his anti-gun allies. 

If bureaucrats rather than representatives make laws, can we really say we live in a "representative republic"?

The Founders of our country fought a bloody war because they weren't properly represented in government. We don't have to resort to those violent measures. Instead, we can call an Article V Convention of States.

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