If you’re a federal firearms licensee, you recently got an important announcement from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives:
This serves to inform all federally licensed manufacturers, importers, and dealers that the newly revised Firearms transaction Record Part I Over-the-Counter (ATF Form 4473 (5300.9) (English-Spanish) is now available through the ATF Distribution Center.
All Federal firearms licensees who use the Spanish-language version of ATF Form 4473 must use this form beginning November 6, 2006.
How wonderful. The ATF Form 4473 is the form used to record the transfer of a firearm and is the source document for NCIC background checks for firearm purchasers, who are required to be U.S. Citizens by law. You know, the same citizens who are required to have some proficiency in English as a condition of their naturalization.
And just how is this in the best interests of our country, exactly?
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