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    Attention Saiga Owners!

    ATF Study on the Importability of Certain Shotguns

    Executive Summary

    The purpose of this study is to establish criteria that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will use to determine the importability of certain shotguns under the provisions of the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA).

    The Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA) generally prohibits the importation of firearms into the United States. 1 However, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 925(d), the GCA creates four narrow categories of firearms that the Attorney General must authorize for importation. Under one such category, subsection 925(d)(3), the Attorney General shall approve applications for importation
    when the firearms are generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes (the “sporting purposes test”).

    After Heller vs D.C and McDonald vs City of Chicago, the ATF is testing the "Sporting Purposes" requirement in the Gun Control Act of 1968 which is not Constitutional. The Second Amendment was never about duck hunting, and it's the only law in all our founding documents that states that something, the Militia, is "Necessary for the Security of a free State," I'm still looking for that sporting purpose rule in the Constitution.

    Some of the features they would like to ban from importation:

    (1) Folding, telescoping, or collapsible stocks;
    (2) bayonet lugs;
    (3) flash suppressors;
    (4) magazines over 5 rounds, or a drum magazine;
    (5) grenade-launcher mounts;
    (6) integrated rail systems (other than on top of the receiver or barrel);
    (7) light enhancing devices;
    (8) excessive weight (greater than 10 pounds for 12 gauge or smaller);
    (9) excessive bulk (greater than 3 inches in width and/or greater than 4 inches in depth);
    (10) forward pistol grips or other protruding parts designed or used for gripping the
    shotgun with the shooter’s extended hand.

    The ATF is open for comments on this issue until end of April 2011.

    After reading the entire document, send you comments to:

    [email protected]

    Last edited by sassedbygov; 03-27-2011 at 10:06 PM. Reason: correctness


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