On Monday, we revealed that under the Biden-Harris administration revocations of gun dealers’ Federal Firearm Licenses (FFLs) have increased a stunning 500%.
Under previous administrations, the ATF revoked an average of 40 FFLs per year. But in the 11 months since Biden has occupied the White House, the ATF has revoked 273 FFLs, and many more dealers are in the pipeline to lose their licenses and their livelihoods too.
This shouldn’t come as any surprise. Biden announced last June that he was targeting “rogue gun dealers,” whom he blamed for skyrocketing violent crime rates in major cities that have historically been controlled by Democrats. The problem is that these “rogue gun dealers” simply don’t exist, at least not in sufficient number to have caused crime to increase in Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Detroit and other urban hellholes. So, what was the administration to do?
We provided the answer Monday. At the behest of the Biden-Harris administration, the ATF instituted a zero-tolerance policy that raised the bar to impossible heights by punishing human error – any human error. Simple paperwork mistakes that would have barely merited a mention before Biden took office now trigger an FFL revocation. According to one industry expert, the ATF changed the definition of willful. Now, even the most minor slip-up is considered a willful violation of the law, and there are no excuses or second chances. Keep in mind that today’s gun dealers are already heavily regulated and drowning in paperwork. Simple mistakes can happen very easily. It’s just a matter of time. And once an FFL is revoked, it’s nearly impossible to get back. For gun dealers, Biden’s new zero-tolerance policy has been likened to the death penalty for a minor traffic offense.