Only a few days ago James Yeager posted his video claiming 7N6 was banned from import, however he provided no evidence to support his claim. People wanted proof, I wanted proof, so I started digging. What I found was an email sent by the BATF to an importer who was trying to gain some insight as to why their Form 6 for a 5.45×39 shipment from Russia hadn’t been approved. In that letter the BATF said a handgun had been manufactured in 5.45×39 and no further imports would be allowed unless it was for a government buyer. I shared that information here on TBS and you guys spread the word to every digital corner of the World Wide Web.
We had caught the ATF midstream trying to make a regulation change thus banning 7N6 surplus from ever reaching US shores again. This gave us an unprecedented opportunity to stop the ATF dead in its tracks.
Many of you knew what to do with this information and started calling your representatives demanding action. Others were distracted by forum posts that falsely claimed the whole story was fabricated by distributors trying to drive up prices on surplus ammo for profit.
Enough of you raised your voices that Congressman Matt Salmon from Arizona sent a letter to the BATF demanding they explain themselves. This is an outstanding accomplishment given this news broke only two days ago, however we’re going to need to do a lot more to win this fight.
Now is the time to make your voices heard. We CAN stop this ban from becoming permanent but it will take everyone reading this to do their part. Here’s the battle plan.
Get people talking about this and let them know we can stop this from happening. Make posts on forums, Tweet this blog post, post it to your Facebook and G+ walls, get the word out!
Find your representatives and contact them by following this link: http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml
I suggest you send them the following email, or one similar to it:
Dear <Representatives Name>,
I have recently learned the BATF has halted the importation of Russian made surplus ammunition known as “7N6″ or 5.45×39. This ammunition has been legally imported for years and is popular with American sportsmen and shooters because it is a cost effective alternative to more expensive commercial offerings.
I ask that your office contact the BATF and demand an explanation as to why they have stopped allowing the import of “7N6″ 5.45×39 ammunition and urge them to revisit their decision.
Thank you for your continued support of the Constitution and our 2nd Amendment rights.
I also urge you to contact the NRA, GOA, SAF, NAGR and other gun rights organizations and demand they get involved. A couple have already said they aren’t interested in joining the fight to save 7N6 and it’s up to us to convince them otherwise.
We stopped Dianne Feinstein and her cronies from passing a second “Assault Weapons Ban” after Sandy Hook, and many thought its passage was inevitable. We can stop the BATF from banning future imports of 7N6, all we have to do is take action. Let’s get it done.