House Panel Backs ATF Fee, at a Discount


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Ironbarr
June 16, 2006, 10:15 AM
BATF&E gets this and the next "fee" will be on gun mfrs, dealers, shows, et al to pay BATF&E's freight. Having enforce-ors tax it's enforc-ees is, IMHO, a very NO-NO.

-AndyB
The House Appropriations Committee approved a new fee for manufacturing and importing explosives this week, prompting objections from industry groups but at least a tentative sigh of relief from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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"To force ATF to create a tax-collections division or whatever it would be to fund their inspection regime just doesn't make sense," said Chris Ronay, president of the Institute of Makers of Explosives, a Washington lobbying group. "It's unnecessary and problematic."

The full story: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/15/AR2006061501988.html?referrer=emailarticle
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Preacherman
June 16, 2006, 10:53 AM
Bureaucracy expands to fill the space available . . . :barf:

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