The far more fundamental problem is the abomination of that agency being empowered to ban or permit guns and ammunition on the basis of "sporting purposes" in the first place--an idea borrowed from a particularly distasteful source. The Founding Fathers did not devote ten percent of the Bill of Rights to the protection of the right to keep and bear sporting goods.If killing would-be tyrants and their hired muscle is a "sport," shouldn't we CSGV-designated "insurrectionists" have some hot cheerleaders prancing around us?
Now THERE'S a sporting purpose. German General Anton Dostler executed on 1 December 1945 for carrying out an illegal order in the killing of Allied POWs. In his defense, Dostler maintained that he had not issued the order, but had only passed along an order to subordinates from supreme command.