The ATF’s current deputy director, Kenneth E. Melson, has issued a new “interpretation” of the 40+ year old Gun Control Act of 1968. He has reversed the clause that considered transfers of firearms to publications, magazine and the like, and other businesses. They will now be considered the same as a retail sale, requiring a From 4473 and a NICS check as if it were an actual sale. All firearms must be shipped to an FFL holder. This is a an asinine ruling. It will do nothing to prevent crime and will only increase he difficulty, and cost, of such publications acquiring firearms.