Senators Oppose DOJ Expanding Firearm Definitions, Creating National Gun Registry

Senators Oppose DOJ Expanding Firearm Definitions, Creating National Gun Registry

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in introducing a Congressional Review Act Joint Resolution of Disapproval (CRA) to prohibit President Biden’s Department of Justice from implementing a new rule to expand firearm definitions. The Biden Administration wants to institute a final rule redefining a “firearm” under federal law to not only mean a complete product, but also its individual parts, often included in a weapons parts kit. If implemented, this new rule would require gun kits and gun parts to be regulated as if they were fully functional firearms—meaning they wouldn’t be able to be sold without a serial number or without the buyer having to undergo a background check. The new rule would also require those with Federal Firearms Licenses to retain records permanently, in effect creating a national firearms registry. The current rule, which the Biden Administration seeks to change, allows for the disposal of records after 20 years. “The Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms to all citizens, but the Biden Administration wants to use bureaucracy and red tape to weaken this fundamental freedom and prohibit law abiding citizens from exercising their rights,” said Senator Cramer. “This resolution will prohibit the Biden DOJ from issuing a final rule expanding the definition of firearm and creating a national gun registry, which protects our hunters, sportsmen and firearm owners from more federal overreach.” “For the past two years, we’ve seen crime rates skyrocket all across the country, aided by Democrats’ […]

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