It appears that many of you are unaware that the BATF can
hold hearings and have comment periods before changing their "rulings" on various regulations which are already law.
This is how they DEFINE what weapons and ammo are allowed under the various federal laws.
Once they make a "ruling" it carries the force of law UNLESS
the NRA or someone else sues them in court and wins.
I will give you an example......
The BATF ruled that the "streetsweeper" shotgun , a manually operated shotgun with an 18 inch barrel could no longer be sold as a shotgun.
They declared it a Destructive Device and reclassified it as an NFA weapon BECAUSE it didn't meet the definition of