Tuesday, May 29, 2012

ATF seeks paperwork extension

The ATF says it wants to extend a reporting rule for holders of  federal firearms licenses. The agency is taking public comment on its collecting paperwork on the types of secure storage license holders have. The proposal says, in part:
The requested information will be used to ensure that applicants for a Federal firearms license are in compliance with the requirements pertaining to the availability of secure gun storage or safety devices.Show citation box 
(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that 63,514 respondents will complete the form in 1 minute.Show citation box 
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 1,058 annual total burden hours associated with this collection.
The proposal doesn't specify dealers. My assumption is the data collection applies to any holder of a firearms license including Curio and Relic licenses (If anyone knows more, feel free to chime in).

While this notice posted in the Federal Register seems routine, could public comments received by ATF be used as a spring board for additional regulation?

Public comment on the proposal ends June 1.

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