Dave Workman for The Gun Mag reports:
Several leading gun rights organizations have thrown their weight behind federal legislation that would replace the “sporting purposes” and “sporting use” standards set down in the 1968 Gun Control Act, and ostensibly rein in what the bill’s sponsor called “the over-reaching hand of the federal government.”
Congressman Rob Bishop’s H.R. 2710 is seen by a growing number of people as a slap at abuses and arbitrary regulation of arms and ammunition by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
In a statement introducing his bill, Rep. Bishop noted, “The founding fathers recognized that the right to bear arms is fundamentally tied to self-defense. This is as true today as it was over two centuries ago when the Bill of Rights was ratified.
“The ATF,” Bishop said, “has exploited vagaries present in federal gun law to chip away at basic rights. This legislation will slap the over-reaching hand of the federal government and restore some of the freedoms our grandparents enjoyed.”
Read the full story at the Gun Mag.