expansion that's being pushed right now. He says "Can't these people just butt out?"
Of course not. Their whole purpose is to control, and if they can do it by changing a definition and not having to go through Congress, well, so much the better! Try to avoid people actually hearing about it and getting upset.
I have to wonder, was this an independent idea, or did they get it from the way BATFE has been known to change a definition or rule without needed to go through Congress?