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Participation Needed in Extended Comment Period for Multiple Sales Reporting Requirement

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) recently published a notice in the Federal Register that the comment period for the “Report of Multiple Sale or Other Disposition of Certain Rifles” has been extended for 30 days.  As we initially stated when the comment period was opened, we urge everyone affected by this ill-conceived reporting requirement to provide comments.  For more information on the many problems posed by the reporting requirement, please see NRA-ILA's comments on the extension of the reporting requirement. 

The Office of Management and Budget and BATFE continue to seek comments "on the estimated public burden or associated response time."  We therefore encourage FFLs -- especially FFLs in the affected states of Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas -- to submit comments describing how BATFE has underestimated the burden associated with the reporting requirement.  While BATFE is specifically seeking comments on the public burden and response time, all thoughtful and respectful comments may be helpful in illustrating to BATFE the true cost of the reporting requirement to honest, law-abiding businesses.

Comments may now be submitted to either Natisha Taylor, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Firearms Industry Programs Branch, Washington, DC 20226; or to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503 by hardcopy, or send email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.govComments will be accepted until July 23, 2014.

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