What is the definition of "track guns?"
And just what duties, functions and authority are being invented out of thin air to "track guns?"
What makes these six additional agencies qualified to perform . . . whatever is meant by "track guns?
Will these additional unfunded duties impair those six agencies ability to do their real jobs?
Has Congress authorized funding for these new agencies?
Court Bars Navy Vet From Gun Purchase Over 1968 Misdemeanor
Hmm....didn’t a number of these agencies order several hundred million rounds of assorted ammunition earlier this year?
Veterans Affairs and our military are now law enforcement agencies?
The huge agencies ammo purchases may have been normal and “regularly scheduled,” but what if they weren’t
Veterans departments? Surely they are not considering disarming the people with military experience and training. That would be as stupid as disarming everyone on a military base.
More government bow wows...
Everytime little spoiled 3 year old hussein doesn’t immediately get his way he cries, stomps is feet and threatens to hold his breath. Whaaaaaaa!
The underlying ploy is continuing to find ways to GROW and EXPAND the Government and those EMPLOYED by it and DEPENDENT upon it.<p?
The U.S. Government is a CANCER that is trying to metastasize.
It sounds to me like the dear leader is following his idol Hugo Chavez’ game plan.
I wonder how far we’ll have to descend into a total dictatorship before the “representatives” in DC put a stop to it.
I am very afraid for our country in the next four years.
City code inspectors?
What is meant by "and such other agencies?"
According to the statement it will allow him control over PD's to animal control.
Looking at this one a bit closer and it is a significant development. Can you add to “Front Page News?” I thought it was in there, apparently not.
Registry prohibition - The Act also forbade the U.S. Government agency from keeping a registry directly linking non-National Firearms Act (1934) firearms (essentially, pre-1986 machine guns) to their owners.
Nevertheless, the ATF Firearms Tracing System (FTS) contains hundreds of millions of firearm tracing and registration records, and consists of several databases:
1. Multiple Sale Reports - Over 460,000 (2003) Multiple Sales reports (ATF F 3310.4 - a registration record with specific firearms and owner name and address - increasing by about 140,000 per year). Reported as 4.2 million records in 2010.
2. Suspect Guns - All guns suspected of being used for criminal purposes but not recovered by law enforcement. This database includes individuals purchasing large quantities of firearms, and dealers with improper record keeping. May include guns observed by law enforcement in an estate, or at a gun show, or elsewhere. Reported as 34,807 in 2010.
3. Traced Guns - Over 4 million detail records from all traces since inception. This is a registration record which includes the personal information of the first retail purchaser, along with the identity of the selling dealer.
4. Out of Business Records - Data is manually collected from paper Out-of-Business records (or input from computer records) and entered into the trace system by ATF. These are registration records which include name and address, make, model, serial and caliber of the firearm(s), as well as data from the 4473 form - in digital or image format. In March, 2010, ATF reported receiving several hundred million records since 1968.
5. Theft Guns - Firearms reported as stolen to ATF. Contained 330,000 records in 2010. Contains only thefts from licensed dealers and interstate carriers (optional). Does not have an interface to the FBI's National Crime Information Center (NCIC) theft data base, where the majority of stolen, lost and missing firearms are reported.
it is unclear what this partial deputizing of other agencies as ‘law enforcement’ means.”
Organs of internal security will naturally FIND what
ever they are charged with, if for nothing else but
their own survival.
It does not bode well for American freedom.
Someone said on another post and I am wondering if it’s true,,Obama is really after the veterans. Those are the people who concern him most. Sad. Scary.
They will NOT be ABLE to track half of mine.
None are “registered”.
Only one of the rest was purchased from the manufacture.
(lost in traggic canoe accident)
Others, bought 2nd hand, only have background check paper on them.
If they start invading stores for those records, we’ll have a long warning period.
“offices that regularly recover firearms in the course of their criminal investigations as the President may designate.”
as the President may designate? Huh?
This is a big mistake. I would say reasons why, but don't want to be identified further.
Of course, Canada has nowhere near 400M guns already in circulation. I understand it's been tough to buy a gun up there for the last 50 years....anyway, their forms make it look worse than a passport application, plus a mental exam/interview. Sheesh, just wait, it's gonna get bad.