on August 25, 2021
Everytown for Gun Safety is claiming this week that its supporters came out in droves to support the ATF’s proposed rule seeking to ban 80 percent receivers and firearms kits, what they pejoratively call “Ghost Guns.”
The Bloomberg-funded organization says that its activists accounted for nearly one-third of the total comments turned in, approximately 100,000, during the 90-day submission period that ran until August 19th.
“Untraceable, unserialized ghost guns are one of the fastest growing threats to public safety, full stop,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety in a press release obtained by GunsAmerica.
“We look forward to the Biden-Harris Administration swiftly finalizing this rule, which has strong support from both law enforcement and gun safety volunteers, as demonstrated by our successful comment drive,” he continued.
Everytown spurred its followers to take action via a “Help stop ghost guns,” text message campaign:
“Unserialized, untraceable ghost guns that don’t require background checks are one of the fastest growing threats to public safety,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action.
“Thankfully, the Biden-Harris administration has proposed strong regulations to end the proliferation of these dangerous firearms and we’re proud to see such broad, widespread support from all those who care about our public safety in support of finalizing and implementing this rule,” added Watts.
Now that the comment period has closed the ATF will review and publish the relevant comments before unveiling the final rule.
Assuming Biden’s ATF proceeds with the ban, it will set a rollout date. In those intervening months before it takes effect, pro-gun organizations may file lawsuits in an attempt to block the ban.
The battle over homemade firearms is far from over. Stay tuned for updates. In the meantime, check out Everytown’s official comment to ATF: