As we have previously reported the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives soon plans to take the first step toward national gun sales registration. In response to the BATFE plan--which will force the reporting of semi-automatic rifle sales by Federal Firearm Licensees in Southwest border states including Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas--NRA-ILA is looking to gather as much information as possible about the BATFE demand letters.
If you are:
1) a FFL; and
2) received a letter from the BATFE requiring you to report multiple sales, or other dispositions, of two or more rifles, as described above, and;
3) you have conducted such sales in the past and believe that the letter you received requires you to report them to the BATFE,
please contact NRA-ILA’s Office of Legislative Counsel. The office may be reached by phone at (703) 267-1161, fax (703) 267-1164 or email at ILALegal@nrahq.org. If you contact the office via fax or email, please be sure to provide your name, contact information, and, if possible, a copy of the letter you received.
Please do not contact this office if you are not a FFL, have not received one of these demand letters, or do not conduct sales that would require such reporting.