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Hice Pressures ATF to Promote Fairness in Firearms Testing

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Washington D.C., June 12, 2015 | comments
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WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, Representative Jody Hice (GA-10) introduced H.R. 2753, the Fairness in Firearms Testing Act, to address the egregious lack of uniformity in testing procedures of firearms by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Upon passage, Hice's bill would force ATF to summarily make video recordings of the testing procedures for firearms and ammunition and make this video available to American firearm manufacturers that have submitted a firearm for testing. This legislation would also prevent ATF from editing any such recorded video. Congressman Hice released the following statement in regards to the introduction of the measure:

"I am a firm believer in the Second Amendment, and support every citizen's right to bear arms. Due to the lack of any clearly defined testing requirements by ATF, Georgia's gun manufacturing industry is punished. Additionally, customers who wish to purchase weapons for safety are disadvantaged because businesses have been forced to close their doors. I've introduced this legislation to hold the ATF accountable for this lack of transparency and possible corruption, and it is my hope that this will yield a more productive environment for businesses, Second Amendment patriots, and our nation as a whole. My bill would ensure that the ATF is responsible for recording the testing of weapons on video, and then make that video available to the manufacturer should there be a dispute in the testing procedures."

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