Legislation Would Roll Back Dangerous Gunsmith Ruling

posted on October 3, 2016

Republicans in Congress last week introduced a measure to counter the State Department’s recent move to redefine thousands of ordinary gunsmiths as “firearm manufacturers” subject to its oversight and liable for annual fees of $2,250, as well as mandatory recordkeeping and other bureaucratic red tape.

The Export Control Reform Act of 2016 was introduced by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont.

“On behalf of our 5 million members, the NRA would like to thank Congressman Steve Scalise for introducing H.R. 6176, the Export Control Reform Act of 2016,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “This bill would effectively rescind the State Department’s reckless ‘guidance’ that seeks to treat law-abiding gun owners and gunsmiths as if they were international commercial firearms exporters. This bill would also remove gunsmiths altogether from State Department’s control so they are not wrongly caught up in bureaucratic red tape and required to pay exorbitant annual fees meant for commercial exporters. Congressman Scalise’s leadership is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to continuing to work with him on this important issue.”

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