GOP Warns ATF Getting Closer to 2SA Dream

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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.