April 16, 2015:
Bill Proposes Elimination of Mandatory Race Disclosure for Firearm Sales
The Freedom From Intrusive Regulatory Enforcement of Arbitration Registration Mandates (FIREARM) Act was reintroduced this week by Republican Representatives. If passed, the FIREARM Act would eliminate the requirement that firearm dealers submit information about the race of their customers on 4473s. The ATF originally implemented the mandatory disclosure rule in 2012. Senator Roy Blunt, a proponent of the Act, publicly criticized the current ATF policy, noting that “The constitutional right of a citizen to own a firearm has nothing to do with race or ethnicity.” A copy of the FIREARM Act can be found here.
Anti-Firearm Group Creates Video Ad-Campaign Criticizing Open-Carry at Kroger
Anti-firearm group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released a new ad this week criticizing grocery store chain Kroger for its refusal to ban the open carry of firearms in its stores. The video is one of several installments of advertisements criticizing Kroger, including one in 2014 that featured a shirtless man shopping (who was in violation of Kroger policy) next to a woman holding an assault rifle (who was said to not be in violation of Kroger policy). The most recent video advertisement can be found here.
Renzulli Law Firm is Monitoring Firearm-Related Legislative Developments
Renzulli Law Firm, nationally recognized as one of the premier law firms in the country serving the Firearms Industry, is monitoring legislative developments affecting the industry and publishing regular updates which are available by e-mail and on this website. Any questions you may have about these developments should be directed to John F. Renzulli or Christopher Renzulli.