Sen. Marshall Leads Letter To DOJ on Attacks On Second Amendment
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. led a letter to U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary, Merrick Garland, opposing the Biden Administration’s proposed rule that any individual who sells a firearm for a profit to any person including family could be classified as a firearm ‘dealer’ and be forced to get a federal license, conduct a background check, and complete gun registration paperwork by the federal government. This proposed rule is an attempt to go around Congressional authority and rewrite a settled law in an attempt to implement backdoor universal background checks.
Senator Marshall is joined in the letter by Sens. Barrasso (R-WY), Rick Scott (R-FL), Daines (R-MT), and Lummis (R-WY), Schmitt (R-MO) and Hyde-Smith (R-MS). The letter was also submitted as a formal comment on the regulation on Regulations.gov.
“Make no mistake- Congress has not authorized the creation of a universal background check system, but that isn’t stopping anti-Second Amendment ATF bureaucrats from trying to create that power for themselves. Not on my watch,” Senator Marshall said. “These radical gun control activists are desperate to strip law-abiding gun owners of their rights. Democrats are weaponizing the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act and purposefully misinterpreting the bill’s language to desperately push their anti-gun agenda. Our Second Amendment rights are under attack. The Biden Administration has openly admitted they plan to implement as much gun control as possible without congressional authorization, and with the New Mexico Governor’s recent ban on guns in Albuquerque, it has never been more urgent that we stand up for law-abiding gun owners and protect our Second Amendment rights.”
“The Biden administration will do anything to attack the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. In Wyoming, we responsibly use our Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms every day,” Senator Barrasso said. “The administration wants to use an unconstitutional rule to secretly impose universal background checks. Republicans will continue to fight against this rule and any policy that jeopardizes the Second Amendment rights of the people of Wyoming and across the country.”
“President Biden’s new proposed rule would create a loophole allowing the federal government to go after law-abiding Montana gun owners,” Senator Daines said. “Montanans’ Second Amendment rights are not up for negotiation—this is an attack on our way of life and I will keep fighting back against Biden’s gun-grabbing agenda.
“Since day one, President Biden has made it his mission to erode law-abiding citizens’ constitutional right to keep and bear arms. The Biden administration is so desperate to deprive the people of Wyoming of their constitutional freedoms that it now is proposing a gun grabbing rule that attempts to circumvent congressional authority. I will continue to hold this administration accountable while also protecting the rights given to the people of Wyoming in the Constitution,” Senator Lummis said.
“The ATF has become one of the go-to political weapons the Biden Administration has used to disarm law abiding citizens. This most recent action, overseen by the most politicized Department of Justice in American history, is a brazen attempt by Biden Administration bureaucrats to circumvent Congress and trample on the rights of Americans.”Senator Schmitt said.
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