|The fight to curb overreaching regulation by the Obama administration is not over and it certainly has not disappeared from our radar. In fact, we have been in regular contact with our Federal legislators, the NSSF and the NRA.
We are happy to report that our collective efforts are drawing the attention of prominent U.S. Senators. Just yesterday (9/6/2016), our very own Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) joined Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR), Steve Daines (R-MT), and James Inhofe (R-OK) in penning a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry denouncing the DDTC’s directive and demanding that they reconsider this issue. A news article about the letter can be found here.
We vow to keep the pressure on until changes are made. That said, the industry still needs your help! Below is the latest call to action issued by the NSSF. It includes verbiage to help you articulate your point. Feel free to copy and paste if you’re using email to communicate with your legislators.
NSSF Call to Action
Call your U.S. Representative at 202-225-3121 and U.S. Senators at 202-224-3121 and tell Congress to denounce the DDTC’s action and demand reconsideration.
Tell Congress to transfer the export licensing of commercial and sporting firearms and ammunition products from the State Department to the Department of Commerce. The Commerce Department which already licenses the export of shotguns and shot shells does not require manufacturers and gunsmiths to register and pay an outrageous $2,250 annual fee.
The Obama administration was supposed to transfer export licensing of guns and ammunition to Commerce as part of its overall “Export Control Reform” initiative but because of its anti-gun agenda, they have refused to move our products. The administration’s own ECR Tracker shows how our products (Categories I – III) have been singled out. Not only has the Obama administration refused to transfer export licensing to the Commerce Department, they now want gunsmiths to pay an annual $2,250 registration fee for simply mounting new sights to improve accuracy on a hunting rifle!
CALL TODAY TO HELP THIS IMPORTANT CAUSE!
We appreciate your help and, as always, we stand united with you.