Gun Control Activists Are Targeting the Right to Self-Sufficiency

MSLF attorney Cody J. Wisniewsk writes today at RealClearPolicy:

Before the advent of mass production, the self-manufacture of personal firearms was recognized as an integral part of the right to self-defense. Many were forced to build, repair, or customize their own firearms to defend their small communities or, eventually, to fight in the Revolutionary War.

The right to craft and customize firearms is integral to the right to determine which arms one will “keep and bear.”

The latest assault on our basic right to arms is against this oft-neglected right to make and craft them. In late 2020, a group of gun control activists and progressive cities sued the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), challenging the Agency’s well-established definition of what constitutes a “firearm.” Through two ongoing lawsuits — Syracuse v. ATF and California v. ATF — these activists are seeking to forcibly change the definition of “firearm” —for the entire nation.

Read the full article at RealClearPolicy

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