Via a tweet from Chuck Petras @Chuck_Petras.
Under the Biden Administration, ATF has changed its focus from regulating the gun industry to destroying it by whatever means possible—eliminating access to firearms by putting as many gun dealers as possible out of business.
There was at least a 200% increase in FFL revocations since enactment of ATF’s Zero Tolerance policy. Of course, license revocations are a lengthy process, and this number almost certainly will continue to increase. Compare Biden’s Zero Tolerance policy to ATF’s prior policy:
Zero Tolerance: “ATF will revoke a federal firearms license, absent extraordinary circumstances on initial violations.”
Prior Guidance: “ATF may revoke a federal firearms license under appropriate circumstances based on an initial set of violations.
Even worse, ATF is using a history of good behavior and compliance with federal law against FFLs. Under Biden’s Zero Tolerance, now even a history of compliance, followed by a single unintentional mistake, may be used as proof of a so-called “willful” violation.
I hope they kept good records of all the people involved in this. And I hope the people responsible enjoy their trials.
Long term, I have hope the ATF will be found to be unconstitutional in regards to the regulation of firearms. Where in the history and tradition of the 2nd Amendment prior to, or at the time of, the 14th Amendment did such an agency and function exist?