02/18/2023 (Sat) 19:37
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.
So if you have a history of noncompliance, you are in trouble. On the other hand, if you have a history of compliance, you are still in trouble because "you should have known better", and your "violations" are now suspect of being willful.
Of course, because ATF cannot enter a dealer's records into its registry until the FFL goes out of business, the Biden Administration's mass license revocation strategy allows ATF to expand its national gun registry at an unprecedented rate.
So, why does this matter?
Because a Federal Firearms License can now be revoked for first offenses, many well intentioned gun stores (and their employees) are now guaranteed to lose their livelihoods if ATF decides to construe an innocent mistake as a "willful" violation.
This hurts not only the FFL and its employees, but also the firearms community by reducing access to lawful self-defense tools and expanding ATF's illegal out-of-business gun registration records for the communities formerly served by the store.
The more FFLs the Biden regime shuts down, the less access Americans will have to their Second Amendment rights and the more data the federal government will control over the identities of law-abiding gun owners in each community.