Preparedness Notes for Wednesday — June 2, 2021

On June 2, 1774, Parliament renewed the Quartering Act, allowing British military to stay in private homes if necessary, completing the Coercive Acts. The Quartering Act, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Government Act, the Administration of Justice Act, and the Boston Port Act, were known as the Coercive Acts. These Acts were Parliament’s way of asserting their control over the colonists after the Boston Tea Party and were one of the main motivations for the 3rd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Please don’t forget to post a comment at the Federal Register’s website about the ATF’s proposed rule change radically redefining the term “frame or receiver” and substantially regulating making homemade guns. The comment period ends in 78 days. Please remind the F Troop Boys that only the U.S. Congress can change core definitions and that homemade gun-making is a purely intrastate affair, and thus outside of Federal jurisdiction for interstate commerce.