24 December 2007

Ohio's Space Takes On BATFE Bureaucracy

Ohio representative Zack Space is making news by introducing legislation in Congress to help lawful firearms owners in the U.S. who have been victims of the excessive bureaucracy of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE). Democrat Space introduced the legislation, HR4900, with republican Steve King of Iowa.

From the news release Space's office issued:

"This bill makes corrections to the BATFE’s jurisdiction to help ensure that overzealous bureaucrats can’t go after gun purchasers. BATFE regulations now are so restrictive that if a person writes “y” instead of “yes” on a gun purchase form, the application is frequently rejected.

"Space’s bill also permanently repeals a federal gun tax that can be imposed when a purchaser goes through a background check."

2 comments:

redstradingpost said...

I am pleased to see someone step up to the plate on this.

Brent Greer said...

Agreed! I hope this legislation gets some traction and that Space, despite being newer to Congress, picks up some powerful co-sponsors. It would at least give us an idea of who in Congress is really with lawful firearms owners and against an agency that appears to have little oversight.