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ATF Wants To Regulate Chore Boy And 14″ Shoelaces

December 28, 2011
Jon Christian Ryter, News with Views

On Dec. 14, 2011 David Codrea of the Gun Rights blog for the released a copy of a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms [ATF} opinion letter in which the firearms regulatory agency has construed the right to regulate Chore Boy® copper cleansing pads, fiberglass insulation and, of course, 14″ shoelaces—if consumers buy too much.

The ATF assumes the right under the US Code to warn consumers that “stockpiling” copper scouring pads can legally be construed as a violation of the National Firearms Act 18 USC 92[a][24] because Chore Boy® can, and with provocation will, be considered an essential component of a gun silencer. As such, the ATF believes the federal government has a right to regulate the use of Chore Boy® copper scouring pads by restricting your right to buy multiple boxes of copper scouring pads at your neighborhood supermarket and too much Fiberglas™ insulation at your local home improvement store. If you are surprised that the ATF would assume the right to regulate Chore Boy® copper scouring pads, remember this is the same agency that tried to regulate 14″ shoelaces as a machine gun-making “component” on Sept. 30, 2004.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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