The Biden administration in just the past year alone stockpiled the records of more than 54 million U.S. gun owners and is poised to drastically alter gun regulations to ensure that information on Americans who own firearms ultimately ends up in the federal government’s hands, according to internal Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, here.
Republicans are warning that the ATF is getting closer to a national firearm registry. A group of Republicans is warning that the ATF is laying the groundwork for a backdoor gun registry. Notable lawmakers who signed on the letter include Lauren Boebert of Colorado, Andy Biggs of Arizona, Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, Ronny Jackson of Texas, Jim Jordan of Ohio, Elise Stefanik of New York and Matt Gaetz of Florida.
“It is critical that the ATF does not use its power to encroach on the privacy of gun owners and restrict their Second Amendment rights,” the letter reads. A recently proposed rule would require the ATF to preserve firearm purchase licenses older than 20 years.
Why this is important? All federal licensees are required to submit their records to the ATF upon closing up shop. This would mean that eventually, all gun owners’ records would end up with the ATF.
Remember when people said we were— Vicki McKenna (@VickiMcKenna) November 22, 2021
paranoid when we said Biden would try a gun grab? “Republicans warn ATF taking ‘giant leap toward a federal firearm registry'” https://t.co/uLrhrz19xD
The ATF collected 54.7 million gun records in 2021 alone, giving many gun owners cause for concern.— Congressman Michael Cloud (@RepCloudTX) November 22, 2021
Today I led 51 Republicans in opposition to a proposed rule which would lead to the collection of MORE gun records and could enable the creation of a national gun registry. https://t.co/0wQPiYUJv1