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Op Ed: Is This a Canary in a Coal Mine?

A gun show scheduled in Hamilton, Montana, for the weekend of May 17th, 18th, and 19th was canceled because of the new regulation by the Biden administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) redefining what “engaged in the business” is for selling one or more firearms.

Typically, some vendors at gun shows have federal firearms licenses to be in the business of selling firearms and require all buyers to complete a federal background check before completing a transaction. Other vendors are private sellers, not in active business, who may be selling firearms fr...


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