19 years ago
time I have the privilege to go into the future for small periods of =
Yesterday in another post I wrote the following:
"Ya know.....In a post from several months ago I seriously suggested =
that the NAR and the TRA should consider opening additional fronts on =
the war on the BATFE. And make no mistake, this is a WAR.... and its a =
TAKE NO PRISONERS WAR.....and it doesn't matter if we win in court, the =
BATFE will appeal...and it doesn't matter if we win on appeals, cause =
the BATFE will appeal this ALL THE WAY TO THE SUPREME COURT.... so at =
beast we are looking at what? 3-7 more years of litigation ? AND then =
of course there S.724....
Well with the presidential elections just 1 year away, and the "Dumb =
&Dumber senators" senate hold and the Bush DOJ and the Bush HSA/BATFE =
all aligned against it, the earliest we will see any movement on it is =
late Spring 2005.....and does anybody really thing we have a snowball's =
chance in hell of getting any positive results against this unholy =
trinity? In today's post 9-11 political environment? Dream on.....=20
heres my prediction, HPR will someday be absolutely and totally =
outlawed and banned or it will be SO severely restricted and controlled =
that only a precious few will even make the effort.... Remember, you =
heard it here first ....."
anyway, I just came back from June 2005, and I just thought that I might =
share with everybody how the NAR/TRA lawsuit progressed against the =
BATFE, what happened with NPRM968, and our Legislative efforts,etc.....
So I thought I would do alittle time skimming to see how well my =
prediction came out....
If you don't want to know the future, then I suggest you stop reading =
1st of all, GW BUSH won the election ......
Judge Reggie B, Walton is a 3 time Presidential political =
appointee.....he was appointed to his various positions as a judge, =
among other positions, by Reagan, Bush 1 and now Bush 2. He owes his =
entire judicial career to Republican Presidents.....
Anyway, basically what happened was this....... Judge Walton basically =
sat on the NAR/TRA vs BATFE lawsuit until early in 2005 when NPRM 968 =
went into effect.......
This resulted in a partial gutting of the NAR's case against the =
BATFE.....specifically count 1......was dismissed....
In retrospect, it became clear what NPRM968 was designed, for.... to do =
legally what they ahd been accused of doing illegally ....
This left only Counts 1 and 3 for the court to deal with.....
The court agreed with the BATFE that rocket engines were not PADs, so we =
lost that count..
the court also agreed with the BATFE that APCP was an explosive, so we =
also lost that count......
I might add that the NAR/TRA due to financial constraints both agreed =
not to pursue any further legal action against the BATFE as far as =
Counts and 2 were concerned.....they agreed that it would be better to =
now concentrate on Legislative remedies.......
I might add that S.724 is still on hold by the "dumb and dumber" =
senators and the Bush BATFE/DOJ...... so it is effectively dead and =
Fast Forward to 2008....Hilary Clinton has been elected the first female =
President......the "dumb and dumber" senators still will not let any =
legislation that has to do with raising the APCP rocket motor limit to =
the Clinton DOJ/BATFE has issued an NPRM requiring a LEUP for any =
purchases of APCP rocket motors over 30 gr.......
HPR has been effectively dead now for 3 years......
The TRA finally became bankrupt and went out of business.... =20
The NAR lost over 50% of its adult membership but due to TRAC 2002-2008, =
they have been able to attract more leader members to help offset this =
well folks there you have it.....its sad but its true...