Recently Released ATF White Paper Reevaluates Current Firearms Regulations

The Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms’ (ATF) Associate Deputy Director and Chief Operating Director, Ronald Turk, wrote an 11-page proposal for reevaluation of restrictions currently placed on firearms in the United States. The proposal, entitled “Options to Reduce or Modify Firearms Regulations,” suggests “removing restrictions on the sale of gun silencers; allowing gun dealers to have more guns used in crimes traced to their stores before the federal government requires additional information from the dealer; and initiating a study on lifting the ban on imported assault weapons” (via Washington Post).