Want to know the truth about Form 4473? Keep reading.
Gun control is still a hot topic of discussion; however, I think what we can all agree on is that lawmakers are going about it all wrong.
Over and over again, we see new laws and policies being implemented that infringe upon gun owners’ rights. And one of the most dangerous (yet surprisingly subtle) ways this is being done is through Form 4473.
The ATF, the governing body that regulates the sale and possession of firearms, is revamping the NICS background check form (otherwise known as Form 4473).
Anyone who’s ever bought a firearm from a gun shop has dealt with this form (and those planning on purchasing a firearm at a shop or gun show in the future will have to fill it out as well). It’s an incredibly common document, and yet many gun owners don’t realize just how seriously this form strips away at their 2nd amendment rights.
And, if left-leaning liberals who have a penchant for trying to strip us of our 2nd amendment rights love Form 4473, you deserve to know why.
Ignorance may be bliss, but I bet you’re going to be outraged once you learn the truth about why ATF Form 4473 is so bad.
Gun shops and shows may require you to fill out Form 4473 in order to purchase a firearm, but that doesn’t mean the form helps you in any way. In fact, there’s actually a multitude of problems that make this form a bad idea for gun owners to fill out.
The Form’s Current Problems
When you fill out Form 4473, all of your personal information – whether it’s relevant or not – goes into a national database. So any fed can instantly tie you to all of the weapons you’ve bought.
This is an issue for numerous reasons. For one, until you fill out another form transferring this firearm to another party, the government knows exactly what firearms you have at all times. Knowing this, they know exactly what weapons they can take back (theoretically) should the need/event arise.
Second, because your name and identifying information are now attached to those firearms in the feds’ database, you can be held liable for a crime you didn’t even commit, so long as your firearm is involved in the crime.
This is incredibly unfair, and reveals a major flaw in the system.