Remember when the ATF screwed around with the NPRM and commenting process on its bump-fire stock ban rule?
They’re doing again, with the new definitions of “firearm,” “frame, and “receiver.”
The original URL for the NPRM went dead sometime today. I discovered this when I checked to see if TZP’s or my own comments were visible yet. It’s gone.
The new page is Definition of Frame or Receiver and Identification of Firearms, and the docket number is no longer “ATF 2021R-05;” it is now “Docket (ATF-2021-0001).” You can comment there, which I’ll need to do again because our comments on the previous version are gone (a search of the tracking number I was given returns nothing).
You’d think that by now the ATF could figure out the whole Administrative Procedures Act thing. But then, they still haven’t figured out “firearm” in decades.