Tuesday, October 9, 2018

NICS FBI Firearms Enhancements for 4473 Information

Good Afternoon,

Due to an unforeseen issue these enhancements will now be deployed on October 16, 2018.  These changes will be implemented across all methods of background check submissions, both NICS E-Check and the NICS Contracted Call Center.  Please note the slight change in verbiage for acknowledging the review of the ATF form 4473.

These modifications are to better assist in the background check process.  The NICS is a name-based system.  When a NICS background check is performed, a match/no match decision has to be made based upon the information available to the system.  The more information available for consideration in making a match/no match determination, the more accurate determination can be.  It is extremely important that the FFL check the government issued photo Identification provided by the purchaser to ensure that information matches the information supplied by the purchaser on the ATF Form 4473 and that the information is input into the background check with the same accuracy.

·         Require the capture of customers full Middle Name

o   NICS E-Check users must use “IO” or “NMN” when applicable (example X”IO” for initial only or “NMN” for no middle name)

·         Require the capture of a Valid Identification Number in the Miscellaneous Number(s) Field, i.e. Driver’s License Number

o   For all Non-US Citizens you will be required to enter both the I94 or AR/USCIS number and a Valid Government Issued Identification Number

·         Require the submitting user to attest they have reviewed the ATF Form 4473

o   “Do the name, date of birth, and place of residence in Section A on the ATF Form 4473 exactly match the valid government-issued photo identification (to include supplemental) document(s) provided to you AND do questions 11b through 11i and 12b and 12c have a “No” response?”

·         NICS E-Check users will now be required to re-enter the customers First, Middle, and Last Name on the verification page before clicking submit

We apologize for the sudden change of deployment date and appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.

Thank you,

The NICS Business Relations Team

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Monday, September 24, 2018

NEW MEXICO GAME COMMISSION WINS LION TRAPPING LAWSUIT!

GAME COMMISSION WINS LION TRAPPING LAWSUIT! 

Article from the New Mexico Tracker news letter   July 2018

 In yet another victory for trapping, the federal lawsuit filed against the New Mexico State Game Commission was decided on July 16, 2018 by Chief  US  District  Court  Judge  William  Johnson.    The  lawsuit  has  been ongoing since 2016 and was filed in an attempt to stop cougar trapping in NM.

 The decision was what is called a “summary judgement” meaning the judge ruled on the merits of the arguments without the case having to go to a full trial.  Both NMDGF and the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) had filed separate motions asking for summary judgement in their favor.  HSUS was trying to have the trapping portion of the cougar rule “stayed” which basically means they wanted it declared void in order to make lion trapping illegal  again  because,  they  said,  the  new  cougar  rule  “threatens  Mexican wolves”.     In the 38 page written decision Judge Johnson explained that after reviewing  “voluminous  amounts  of  material  as  evidence”,  numerous written statements from relevant witnesses and current case law (previous court decisions) there was no evidence that Mexican wolves are threatened due to  trapping, especially  cougar  trapping  in  NM. 

He  granted summary judgement  in  favor  of  the  commission,  allowing  the  current  cougar regulation to stay in effect.     In  the  lawsuit,  HSUS  claimed  that  by  allowing  the  trapping  of cougar  as  a  legal  method  of  harvest  the  state  game  commission  was violating the endangered species act since Mexican wolves might be caught in  traps  set  for  cougar.    In  making  their  arguments  they  misread, misinterpreted and misrepresented NM state trapping laws in their frivolous  case.  In one example HSUS witnesses told the court in written statements that there was no jaw spread restriction on un-laminated traps and because of this trappers could use huge traps to capture cougar.  In the decision the Judge writes that he questioned HSUS on this “because it just did not make sense to  prohibit the use  of smaller  laminated traps  while  allowing  larger nonlaminated ones”.  NMDGF’s Colonel of law enforcement made it clear that not only was this false but officers have consistently enforced the jaw spread regulation for nearly 2 decades and the cougar rule did not change this.                        Continued on page 2 Who is the NMTA?  We  are  trappers  from  around the  nation  who  have  come together as a group to provide education  and  training  for  all trappers  to  practice  "Wise Use"  of  our  renewable  fur resources.


Page 2   NMTA TRACKER Commission wins lion lawsuit cont.   In the end Judge Johnson saw it for what it was, a ridiculous interpretation of the law. Attorneys for the commission presented evidence which demonstrated that traps, no larger than those allowed for other fur bearing animals, which are set for cougar, present no danger of a “take” of Mexican Gray Wolves.     It will come as no surprise to those reading this that most of the HSUS arguments were full  of  inconsistencies,  contradictions  and  lies.    Thankfully  the  judge  recognized  this  and pointed  many  of  these  out  in  his  written  decision. 

 The  HSUS’s  attorneys  were  ultimately forced to admit that despite 2  years of legal cougar trapping, no wolves  had been caught in a trap  set  for  lions,  much  less  injured.    In  addition  the  judge  pointed  out  that  NMDGF  has conducted  cougar  control  using  traps  and  foot  snares  in  several  bighorn  sheep  areas  within occupied wolf habitat for 15+ years and NMDGF provided detailed records of over 60,000 trap nights (1 trap, set for 1 night = 1 trap night) in which they NEVER caught a wolf in a trap set for a cougar.  Not once.   Of course this is no surprise to those of us who trap since we know that wolves and lions don’t use the country side the same way, after all that’s why you don’t make a coyote set in the same  place  you  make  a  bobcat  set!    NMDGF  attorneys  apparently  made  this  point  quite effectively since Judge Johnson noted it as an important factor in his decision: “Defendants  (NM  Game  Commission)  offer  persuasive  evidence  that  despite  the  habitat overlap, an understanding of habitat use can help eliminate the likelihood that Mexican wolves would be caught in non-target traps and snares. Species behave differently:  Differences in behavioral characteristics between cougars and wolves (and how these animals use the landscape differently) make it unlikely that a trap set for cougar would catch a wolf.” 

 A loss in this case could have had significant impacts on the trapping of all furbearers since the only thing the commission legalized in the new cougar regulation was the harvest of cougars if the trapper had:  1) a cougar license, 2) a trapping license, 3) they trapped on state land or private land and 4) they caught a cougar in a trap which complied with all other current trapping laws.   Larger traps were not allowed and  all  other laws  already on  the books  which applied  to  trapping  furbearers  apply  to  cougar  trappers.    If  the  judge  had  ruled  against  the commission there likely would have been additional lawsuits against furbearer trapping since the size of traps might have been an issue.   This  decision  reaffirms  the  state’s  ability  to  manage  wildlife  and  the  methods  those animals may be harvested by licensed hunters, anglers and trappers so long as the state game commission considers due care when an action may affect a species protected under the ESA. 
The  New  Mexico  State  Game  Commission  should  be  commended  for  fighting  this lawsuit rather than giving up and settling with the HSUS.  Please let them know you appreciate their support for trapping and wildlife management based on science not emotion.   

A complete copy of the  38  page written decision along with copies of all of the other court documents can be found at:
https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5708021/humane-society-of-the-united-states-v-kienzle/ 

Or you can simply do an internet search using the case name or docket number: Case name: Humane Society of the United States v. Kienzle  Docket #:    2:16-cv-00724-WJ-SMV

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Internet Sales Tax---Ebay & States Sales Tax

09-13-2018 01:10:45 PM
Last Edited 09-13-2018 01:58:54 PM by  Community Team trinton@ebay
As you may know, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of South Dakota in June 2018,
which removed the requirement that certain retailers have a physical presence in a state in
order for that state to impose sales tax obligations on these retailers.


Some states have extended the tax collection obligation to marketplaces.  We believe this
ruling is unfair to small businesses and will continue to call for greater simplicity. In the
meantime, we’re working to find the best way to support our sellers.


What this means for eBay sellers: Regardless of where you’re physically located, if you sell
to buyers in certain states, those states may require you to collect applicable taxes on your
transactions.


Therefore, based on these new laws, we will calculate, collect, and remit sales tax for orders
 shipped to customers in the following states on the following schedule:


Washington—starting Jan 1, 2019
Pennsylvania— starting July 1, 2019
Oklahoma—starting July 1, 2019

Once we start collecting tax in these states, you do not need to take any action.
There are no extra charges or fees for this service.  Prior to these dates, please continue
 to collect and remit tax in these states and comply with any other applicable requirements
 they impose.


 There are no opt-outs for selling items into the states listed above, or out of eBay
automatically collecting sales tax for items shipped to the states above.

Additional states will likely be added to the above list. Stay informed on the Help pages.
For more information on these new tax requirements, we recommend that you consult with
your tax advisor. If you do not have a tax advisor, we’ve partnered with Avalara and TaxJar
and they will have specific insights into the best course of action for you.


As always, thank you for selling on eBay.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

English Flint Steel Leather Medicine Bags For Sale

22$  Shipped ---You are purchasing one machine stitched medicine style bag which contains one "C" style striker and an English flint flake
Strikers are not hand forged
The bags are various colors from oil tanned to modern dyed finishes


You get the bag of my choice. You may order other bag leather combinations provided the leather is in stock.

Price listed includes shipping and insurance.




General BPBRS bag information:
BPBReloading manufactures these bags they are not a cheap imported knock off.

Your bag or pouch may have slight defects such as a crooked stitch, misshaped flap,odd coloration, different strap materials. Leather used is top quality and from various sources.

Your bag or pouch may have several different leather color valuations & weight.

Most have a gusset see pictures for each item. Belt loops,slots or a strap for carrying.

Closures will be of antler,bone,tooth,brass stud and draw string. Sizes vary from 6x6" to 12x12" see description for exact details. If you looking for a $200.00 bag or pouch with a fancy cartouche these ain't it.

Shipping will be the least expensive way possible. That is usually USPS flat rate.

The sale price reflects all fees, paypal & handling/shipping cost.

BPBReloading has been a licensed FFL for over 30 years & is a solely owned veteran operation.

Price includes shipping within the United States

Thanks for looking

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Gov. Cuomo No Good News He Just Runs His Pie Hole!

Yep typical liberal rant he inflames the people by continually running his big mouth. His voter base, one would think may stop kissing his ass. Ya know, since he hasn't done a damn thing for New Yorkisstan in 4 years except line the pockets of his crooked supporters.

Jail for all who surrounds him Just like the firmer NY Senator, Sec of State & #Looser2016Hillary & Bill. How the hell can so many people get jailed, loose a job fold a million dollar political group and these 3 scumbags of NY are walking around FREE?

Anywayyalayyoursights

Regards BPB  FFL 30+ years Veteran owned

Here is Budd's article: The Right Side

THE RIGHT SIDE

BY BUDD SCHROEDER

AUGUST 22. 2018


 CUOMO IS WRONG.  AMERICA IS GREAT

                 People have to be careful what they say and to whom they say it.  This is particularly true when it comes to politicians and speeches.  President Donald Trump keeps raising eyebrows and getting unflattering media comments for some of his speeches and Tweets.  It seems to be part of the game.

            Recently, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made a huge gaff when he tried to denigrate a Trump slogan of “Make America Great Again.”  Cuomo made the comment that America was never great and that started the commentary about how America is great, was great, and will continue to be great.  At least that is the comment shared by patriotic Americans.

            The Cuomo statement is really backfiring at Cuomo and it is ammunition  for the big guns in the conservative movement making Cuomo the perfect target for shots that don’t have to be cheap.  It is difficult to find anything that is perfect and that includes countries and governments, but America is still growing and getting better in spite of the liberal criticisms.

            What makes America great is the people who have created the republic and those who keep trying to improve it.  When the Declaration of Independence was written it was done to separate the colony from a monarchy and it focused on freedom.  The government was created in a manner that there would be no rulers.  It created a government that would be one of laws, not men.

            The Constitution was a written document that affirmed certain rights were created by God and not subject to the whims of rulers.  These rights focused on individual freedoms and so enumerated in the Bill of Rights.  However, there was a big error that was not corrected because of political compromise to get the Constitution passed.  It still allowed the abomination of slavery.

            Even with the declaration that “all men are created equal” was written, it was perverted and slavery lasted for almost another century. It took the efforts of a great President, Abraham Lincoln, and a Civil War to make all people free.  Even then, it took another century to improve on the levels of that freedom.  The war didn’t solve the problem, but it did open the door so there could be a solution.

            That is a factor that makes America great.  It has the means and the will to improve and the freedoms are what helped to create the Industrial Revolution.  Some may call it capitalism, but what it did was to take away the practice in the old country of nobility and serfs.   Here, a person could start a business that could morph into an industry and create wealth and a better life for those who had the intelligence and ambition to work and to create new ways and products.

            During the growth of the country, injustices were inflicted on the Native Americans.  Bluntly, the government stole the land, broke treaties and created reservations that would contain the Indians.  They lived in poverty and under very poor conditions.  It still is not rectified, but it seems that some are making a good living building and running casinos and is an example of how they can catch up on the American Dream.

            That brings up another issue involving Governor Cuomo.  He has created another war with the tribes.  They are not supposed to be taxed, but he disagrees with that and has even allowed competition by building state run casinos.  That isn’t working very well for him, either.

            However, while there is the process and history for improving America, there are also some built in handicaps which we refer to as corruption.  Now, corruption has been a part of civilization since it started.  There seems to be a human failing known as greed and it sometimes takes over the personality of those who are focused on power.  As this column has mentioned several times, politics is not about good government.  It is all about power and money.

            That statement is difficult to argue against.  Truth can be very inconvenient to the overly ambitious politicians.  Fortunately, there are still some people who run for office and are elected who are honest and do the right thing.  In this state, we can call them a minority just by looking at Albany.

            Sure, we make progress.  America has been a leader in helping other countries survive because of our actions, like military intervention where necessary. There were a couple of instances where intervention wasn’t a good idea  but we have helped countries ravaged by natural disasters and wars.  America has been a champion of trying to help others.

            We still keep trying to do that, but even there the problem of corruption raises its ugly head.  It is seen from local governments to the federal level.  The more money available, the more corruption, and New York is an example of the art of “pay for play.”  An Assembly Speaker and a Senate Majority Leader have been convicted for corrupt practices and still have not spent a day in prison.

            This brings us back to Governor Cuomo who has amassed a campaign fund of more than thirty million dollars.  That brings a focus to links between state contracts and donations to his war chest.  This has been going on all during his tenure.  He once initiated the Moreland Commission which he said was to fight corruption in Albany, but ended it under suspicious conditions.

            Now, because of the gubernatorial election looming large, the issues are being brought up, but it would seem that the major media does not give it the attention it deserves.  Andrew Cuomo is definitely a liberal’s liberal and most of the media in the state is controlled by liberals, so the issue is not given the attention it deserves.

            This column will be focusing on corruption and go beyond the disdain Governor Cuomo thinks about the greatness of America.  We will make the effort to bring attention to the inequities of focus on why New York is the highest taxed state in the nation and has more government controls on everyday life than most.

            Stay tuned for more news about why Governor Cuomo thinks America isn’t so great and what the people will have to do to correct his mistake.  It is called election and our right to vote.  The power belongs to the people, but they have to use it.

                                                            -30-