Leaked ATF Doc Shows Plan To Enact Universal Background Checks by End of Year

After Congress passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) in June of last year, Joe Biden triumphantly signed the bill as making good on a campaign promise to enact tougher gun legislation. Everyone saw this bill for what it was, a trojan horse for further gun control. A leaked ATF document shows the ATF plans to run an end around congress and force universal background checks by the end of the year appears to confirm the warnings.

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The ATF wants background checks for every gun purchase, not just those that go through a licensed firearm dealer.

Ammoland's Reporting on the ATF Leak—

Ammoland reporting sources confirmed the validity of a leaked ATF document stating that by the end of the year, President Joe will direct the ATF to close the “private sales” and “digital” loopholes. This shouldn't be a surprise as Joe Biden and all the anti gun, antifreedom proponents have long dreamed of and worked toward an America where only the Government possesses firearms.

The plan stated in the document means that Biden and his politicized ATF will use the corrupt, redefined definition of what it means to be “engaged in the business” of selling firearms, contained in the BSCA.

Ambiguity Invites The ATF's Abuse of Universal Background Checks—

The ambiguous wording defining what it means to be engaged in the business of selling firearms in the BSCA was purposeful. The language left broad discretion for the ATF to essentially include anyone who sells a gun as someone engaged in the business of selling guns and thus requiring a background check for the sale. Here is how Ammoland reporter John Crump explained it:

The bill changed the definition of a “gun seller.” The BSCA altered the wording of Section 921(a) of Title 18, United States Code. The BSCA altered the definition of someone “engaged in the business” of selling guns from “with the principal objective of livelihood and profit” to the ambiguous statement of “to predominantly earn a profit.”

From the text of the BSCA:

(22) The term `to predominantly earn a profit’ means that the intent underlying the sale or disposition of firearms is predominantly one of obtaining pecuniary gain, as opposed to other intents, such as improving or liquidating a personal firearms collection: Provided, That proof of profit shall not be required as to a person who engages in the regular and repetitive purchase and disposition of firearms for criminal purposes or terrorism. John Crump-Ammoland

What is a Gun Dealer?

Guns actually maintain their value fairly well and many Americans regularly buy, sell or trade guns in private party transactions. The original wording says someone who is engaged in the business of selling guns acts “with the principal objective of livelihood and profit“. This seems to describe someone whose business and primary way they make money is selling firearms; and not someone who periodically buys and sells firearms privately. This is really the only way to interpret the words intent honestly.

However, what this means is that someone could privately buy and sell guns without conducting background checks legally, provided it wasn't their business. If your goal is to require a background check for every single gun sale, so you can create a gun registry and begin confiscating firearms from individuals, this law needs to be changed. But contrary to the messaging, universal background check law isn't popular enough to pass on a federal level.

So, capitalizing on the tragic shooting deaths of school children who were unprotected in a federally defined “gun free zone,” Democrats recruited turncoat Republicans to get the BSCA passed. Changing the wording from “with the principal objective of livelihood and profit, to “predominantly earn a profit,” the BSCA opened the door for the ATF to define anyone who sells firearms that “aren't from a personal collection” a firearms dealer, even if they don't make a profit on those sales.

What's Next?

We've seen the courts strike down the ATF's overreach in redefining terms to create their own law. Two recent examples are the pistol brace issue, and the redefining of what is a firearm. This is different in my opinion because the ATF has a better argument that it isn't the agency redefining anything, it was congress that redefined the term. I'm quite positive that if or when the President's handlers roll out this initiative, many lawsuits asking for immediate injunctions will follow.

Gun owners usually blame Democrate politicians for not supporting gun rights, and that isn't a baseless claim. But this garbage BSCA legislation could only pass with the support of 10 Republicans. Here are the names of those who you can write to and thank for ignoring the legitimate warnings about this legislation.

About Matthew Maruster

I follow my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who is the eternal co-equal Son of God. I currently live in Columbus, Ohio with my wife and daughter. I served in the Marine Corps Infantry. I was a Staff Sergeant and served as a Platoon Sergeant during combat in Iraq. After I was a police officer at a municipal agency in San Diego County. I have a Bachelors's Degree in Criminal Justice from National University. MJ Maruster Defense.

10 Comments

  1. GreatGrandPa on August 10, 2023 at 8:03 pm

    Time to Primary these demoncRATs and RINOS, oust them from office. The Whole Global Cabal deserves DIRT NAPS.

  2. Charles Harper on August 23, 2023 at 3:15 pm

    Hopefully these 10 Republicans know to not support this garbage. If not they will be looking for a new gig. If they do maybe our Supreme Court can step in to stop the assault on our rights.

  3. Barry D Thomas on August 23, 2023 at 3:54 pm

    They ALL SPIT on their oath of office, sworn on a Bible to UP HOLD THE CONSTITUTION! Should all be impeached and removed from office!

  4. Elmo Lovett on August 23, 2023 at 4:04 pm

    Everyone of these RINO sorry excuses for senators are well aware that what they are supporting is UN-CONSTITUTIONAL. Most will be greeted back at home with disdain and rebellion, guaranteeing defeat at election.
    cassidy from Louisiana is a disgrace to his constituents that are strong believers in the SECOND AMENDMENT and CONSTITUTION.

  5. Elmo Lovett on August 23, 2023 at 4:07 pm

    Everyone of these RINO sorry excuses for senators are well aware that what they are supporting is UN-CONSTITUTIONAL. Most will be greeted back at home with disdain and rebellion, guaranteeing defeat at election.
    cassidy from Louisiana is a disgrace to his constituents that are strong believers in the SECOND AMENDMENT and CONSTITUTION.

  6. Michael on August 23, 2023 at 4:07 pm

    Every Demonrat and RINO has to go!

  7. Steven Smith on August 23, 2023 at 5:32 pm

    The Republicans listed as supporting the bill could also be identified as RINO Republicans!

  8. Harold on August 23, 2023 at 6:10 pm

    Here are my thoughts. Make it illegal to use a gun to commit a crime. OH! Sorry that is already a law. Make it illegal to use a gun to commit a crime in a gun free zone. Sorry, I forgot that was already a law. Make it a crime to illegally own a firearm. Wow ! I’m batting zero. That is already a law too. Alright here is my last shot (LOL). Make the penalty for committing a crime with a gun 100 years in prison without the possibility of parole or the death penalty, decided by the criminal. I don’t think they have passed a law like that yet..

  9. Billy Richard Wilson on August 23, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    Vote them all out or recall them The reason for the 2nd is to stop a take over by a rouge polotition.

  10. Brian on August 24, 2023 at 8:41 am

    It is time to eliminate political parties completely. The peoples will is NOT being done. It is all based on the “party’s” decision as to what they want, at the discretion of the outside sources pouring funds into the “party” for political favors. Everyone runs on whatever campaign they are told to run on by the people. ALL contributions to ALL candidates are put into a big, interest-bearing account and then portioned out EQUALLY to all candidates over the campaign period. All money is used to pay for the campaign. If a candidate drops out NO money goes with them. ALL money left goes toward the elimination of public debt or the health care of veterans. Thats just to start the revamp of the political system.

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