Al, interesting read.
NASCAR, that's... sad.
My assumption was that the ATF purposely has that portion of their budget set at $ZERO by Congress in order to avoid restoring said rights, so even if the State or Uncle Sam say you're good to go, the one Dept that has official authority can say, "Huh? Guns for You? Nope. No budget, sorry sux to be you."
Youth rebels, age conserves; between them, they advance. The Marines will cease to win battles the moment either camp achieves ascendancy. – Robert Leckie, Helmet for my Pillow