Congressman Cloud Continues to Lead Republican Lawmakers in ATF Gun Registry Investigation

Washington, D.C.ーYesterday, Congressman Cloud (TX-27) continued to lead a group of 35 Republicans in sending a follow-up letter to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) regarding their response admitting to accumulating and maintaining a database of nearly a billion gun records when a federal firearm registry is explicitly banned by law.

The letter states “Congress provided statutory authority for ATF to accumulate and store certain records of firearm transactions from out-of-business FFLs, but Congress also by statute has prohibited ATF from maintaining a national gun registry. ATF’s new proposal to require FFLs to keep all records of sales in perpetuity means that, eventually, ATF will sweep up records of every gun sale in America that occurs at a licensed dealer.”

“ATF’s response letter was disturbing as they revealed they have accumulated and are building a database of nearly a billion gun records,” Congressman Cloud said. “Americans have every right to be concerned about the Biden Administration misusing their power to create an illegal federal firearms registry, and it’s up to Congress to investigate further.”

Background Reports:
Article on Original Letter
Article on ATF Response
Fox Primetime Report

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