Coalition of Firearms Dealers File Lawsuit Over Biden Regime’s “Zero Tolerance” Policy

The Biden regime’s implementation of a “zero tolerance” policy for gun dealers by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has been a topic of contention among the Second Amendment. For decades, hardcore Second Amendment activists have warned about the dangers of the ATF’s unconstitutional behavior.

Now, a coalition of Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) has been formed to take a stand against the ATF’s overreach of government authority. Eric Blandford, a popular YouTuber, is heading the alliance.

“Selling firearms is a perfectly normal business venture, and nobody should have to fear losing their entire life savings over a typo,” Blandford said to AmmoLand News.

This announcement was made on the YouTuber’s channel. In the video Senior Vice President of GOA, Erich Pratt, joined Blandford.

The Biden regime’s “zero tolerance” policy for gun vendors has received significant criticism from pro-gun proponents, which includes FFLs.

President Joe Biden asserted that the policy has the goal of cracking down on firearm dealers’ alleged violations of federal gun control laws. The coalition of FFLs asserted that the ATF is taking a tyrannical stance on even minuscule clerical errors. The members call attention to how the ATF is punishing lawful FFLs for making trivial mistakes and administrative errors that prompted the revocation of FFLs. Under the Biden regime’s zero tolerance policy, the revocation of FFLs reached a 17-year high.

The FFL coalition contended that the ATF’s “zero tolerance” approach violated the due process rights of FFLs and could potentially spur the unjust revocation of countless licenses. As opposed to going after actual criminals, this policy imposes excessive burdens on small business owners who work to abide by convoluted regulations. 

On top of that, there is mounting evidence that the ATF is using the revocation process to retaliate against FFLs that file lawsuits against the Bureau. 

Moorehouse Enterprises is one of the alleged victims of the ATF’s latest tyrannical measures. The gun store filed a lawsuit against the ATF over the new rule on frames and receivers. Following the filing of the lawsuit, a local Industry Operations Inspector (IOI) reviewed the company’s books and discovered a few errors. 

Even though the IOI had good things to say about the inspection, the small business ended up receiving a revocation letter. The gun store recently launched a second lawsuit challenging the revocation with the aid of Gun Owners of America (GOA).

The legal battle that the FFL coalition kicked off focuses on championing the principles of due process and fair treatment under the law.

The coalition believes that the ATF’s hardline approach could have broad-based implications, not only for FFLs but for the broader gun rights of lawful citizens. Ultimately, allowing the ATF to engage in bureaucratic tyranny could establish awful precedents for anti-gun action in the future. 

This latest incident shows yet again why the ATF needs to be defunded and ultimately abolished in the long-term. 

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