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FROM The Trace:
https://www.thetrace.org/2017/07/atf-gun-regulations-repealed-replaced-trump/

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is polling outside interest groups about what gun regulations to eliminate following an edict from the Trump administration to cut government red tape.
In three closed-door meetings held in May and June, top ATF officials separately asked firearms-industry leaders, law enforcement officials, and representatives from gun-violence prevention groups what current regulations could be eliminated without risking public safety, according to attendees who went to one or more of the meetings.
An agenda for a May 22 meeting with gun-industry leaders, obtained by The Trace, asked attendees to consider three questions: what impact current regulations have on gun-violence prevention; what regulations need to be "repealed, replaced, or modified," and what regulations are outdated.

One person present at the meeting with gun-violence prevention groups, which also took place May 22, said officials asked whether there were any regulations that people present "would oppose eliminating." This person said he feels there are many regulations that the ATF enforces that are essential to public safety, and that he wasn't prepared to list all of them on the spot. Representatives from Americans for Responsible Solutions, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and Everytown for Gun Safety attended the session. (Everytown provides financial support to The Trace).
 

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...gun-violence prevention groups...
Aka gun safety groups aka gun control groups.
 

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The ATF said at the meetings that a key goal at the agency in the coming years is to improve infrastructure upgrades at several ATF facilities. At present, boxes of records from licensed gun dealers that are no longer in operation are kept in shipping containers in the parking lot of the National Tracing Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia, awaiting processing. The ATF would like to add a second story to the tracing center building to hold some of those documents, attendees said.
The records are already legally in your possession. How about digitizing or scanning them onto a really big hard drive or two and stop wasting money on unnecessary facilities? How's that for an efficiency upgrade?
 

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It will be interesting to see how this plays out. If we see the anti-gun groups leave in a huff, declaring that the process is rigged, then we have some hope that the BATFE has applied logic and reasoning to the problem and not simply agreed with the anti-gun rhetoric. If they stay, then we have another FOPA-style "improvement" that takes yet another slice of the cake.
 

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Remove the "F" from BATFE. That's a start...
 
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