HOW TO COMMENT AGAINST ATF 41P

The ASA needs your help. On Monday, December 9th, the comment period for ATF 41P, will end. For those unfamiliar with the proposed NFA rule change, please read our statement discussing ATF 41P.

Since ATF 41P was published in the Federal Register, the ASA has been working with industry to coordinate support against sections of the proposed rule change. Part of our coordination included drafting two user adjustable comment templates for individuals. Click the links to download:

41P Comment Template – Individual with Legal Entity

41P Comment Template – Individual without Legal Entity

Because form letters do not carry as much weight in the commenting process as customized letters, the ASA created hybrids, which give individuals a template, but still allow them to tailor their comments. If parts of the template do not apply to you, simply change or delete them before submitting.

Here is an example of a completed comment template. Note that non-applicable information has been removed by the individual.

The ASA encourages all individuals to submit comments to BATFE on the proposed rule change. If you would prefer to submit your own comment, please be respectful in your submission.

To submit, there are several available methods. You may submit comments, identified by docket number (ATF 41P), by any of the following methods:

  1. Federal eRulemaking PortalĀ 
  2. Fax: (202) 648-9741
  3. Mail: Brenda Raffath Friend, Mailstop 6N-602, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Enforcement Programs and Services, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, U.S. Department of Justice, 99 New York Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20226; ATTN: ATF 41P.
All submissions must include the agency name, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the docket number for this rulemaking, ATF 41P. All comments received will be posted without change to the Federal eRulemaking portal, including any personal information provided. For additional information about the comment and rulemaking process, click here.
The comment period ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, December 9. Be sure to make your voice heard before then.