The harmony between the ATF and the Taliban is discomfiting.
Contrast this news from the American Rifleman:
In June, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) published a notice of proposed rulemaking that would make nearly all firearms configured with a pistol stabilizing brace subject to the National Firearms Act, requiring taxation and registration of millions of lawfully acquired firearms. The proposal represents a dramatic shift in ATF treatment of pistol-stabilizing braces.
With this tweet from the Taliban’s spokesman (as translated by Twitter):
In Kabul, all those who have the means, weapons, ammunition and other government goods are informed to hand over the mentioned objects to the relevant organs of the Islamic Emirate within a week.
Jack Phillips, of Epoch Times, translates the tweet as implying “government-issued” weapons, but I’m not so sure it isn’t asserting that all weapons are government property. Either way, confiscating weapons is a lot easier when there’s a list.