Remove Gunsmithing from ITAR.

The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), via the Department of State, has redefined Gunsmithing as manufacturing in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) law, which controls the export and import of defense-related articles and services on the United States Munitions List (USML). They redefined what the term “manufacturer” means, started by executive order 11958 by President Obama, in 2013. The term was not defined under the laws definitions, so the DDTC can define it how they wish, and due to this, they are stating that most all gunsmiths, in the US, are now considered manufacturers, must register with them, and purchase an expensive license costing $2,250.00 annually, to merely drill a hole, do any machining, fabricate an obsolete gun part, fabricate a gunstock, or accurize any firearm, which is the normal function of a gunsmith, that was regulated only by the BATFE beforehand. I ask that you follow the link below, and sign the petition, which asks that gunsmithing be removed from the ITAR as a manufacturer, and only be licensed and monitored by the BATFE as before. I am a retired gunsmith myself, and this will close many small businesses and several small shops who do daily repair work for their community and law enforcement agencies. This executive order is another attack, by the liberal far left, on the 2nd Amendment of the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution of the United States.

Petition: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov//petition/remove-gunsmithing-itar