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Old January 30, 2020, 01:44 PM   #4
Aguila Blanca
Join Date: September 25, 2008
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Does anyone know if this draft of the changes has been approved and, if so, when the new 4473 will be implemented?

I noticed an interesting comment at the end of the article:

Hmm… So people who can’t figure out if they’re male or female are free to purchase a firearm without picking one or the other. What about people who can’t figure out if they’re black or white?
Good point. The choices under "Race" are
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
  • White
There's no option for "Mixed race." If someone has one parent who is 100% white ancestry and the other parent is 100% Black/African ancestry, they are 50/50 -- mixed race, or hybrid. If there's no choice for "Mixed Race," should that person self-identify on the 4473 as White, or as Black or African American? If he/she says "White," could he/she be prosecuted for perjury? Is that any more (or less) of a lie than if that person had checked the box for Black or African American?

Was President Obama Black, White, or Gray?
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