I’ll Bet They Never Shut Down the Food Stamp System Because of Overload
Bill Quick

Firearms applications surge, swamp registration system

WASHINGTON — A record surge in recent firearms production and transactions have swamped the federal government’s automated registration system for select weapons, including machine guns.

In a notice earlier this month to the firearms industry, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said it was temporarily suspending parts of its computerized system to shore up capacity in part to process the required registration and transfer of National Firearms Act covered weapons, which also include silencers, short-barreled shotguns, short-barreled rifles and some explosive devices.

They’re probably lying.  If you give government the power to register firearms before they can be legally owned, you give the government bureaucracy the power to shut down and deny you the ability to legally own firearms.


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About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


I’ll Bet They Never Shut Down the Food Stamp System Because of Overload — 2 Comments

  1. “…ability to legally own firearms.”

    More the fools to be thinking this will work as planned.

    Bill, there is no doubt in my mind(and in the minds of many of my friends) that the atfassholes have deliberately been stalling the system for several years now, especially on Class III applications.