ADDED 2: jim notes in comments that the proposed rule can now be found HERE.
That’s nice. Except…
Scroll down. New docket number. Comment count is zero.
Related Dockets: None
Related RINs: None
Related Documents: None
That means this is not tied to the previous notice with existing comments, and those hundreds of comments that were made before are GONE.
Inquiries to the ATF, DOJ, Federal Register, and various congresscritters have gone unanswered. An automated response from the ATF reads, “It is the goal of FIPB to respond to requests from firearms industry members and the general public within 120 days of receipt.”
Nice trick. If comments aren’t going your way, kill the proposal, reissue it without telling anyone, and do over until you get the results you want to justify violating human/civil rights.
I have two comment receipts now, so I can check if the first is permanently evaporated, or if they’ll… restore it.
Original post (and update) follows:
Something is up with the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on “Bump-Stock Type Devices.” I was there earlier this morning checking on comment totals: 941.
I thought of something else I wanted to see again a few minutes ago. I found this.
“Comments Not Accepted”
So I cleared cache/cookies/history/et al and attempted a new comment.
“Document ATF_FRDOC_0001-0036 is no longer open for comment.”
That was supposed to be open for 90 days, until June 29, 2018.
Very odd. Anyone know what’s going on?
Added: I also did a search on the comments submitted before it was closed (remember: there had been at least 941):
Inquiries have been made to DOJ and the Federal Register. No responses yet.