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


Recent Posts

Jan 12, 2024

Veterans Memorial High School in Corpus-Christi (CCISD) Awarded Coast Guard JROTC unit

Washington, D.C. – The Veterans Memorial High School in Corpus-Christi (CCISD) has been chosen to host a Coast Guard JROTC unit – a significant win for the school and the Corpus-Christi military presence.  The decision follows a major initiative from Coast Guard leadership in Corpus-Christi, where in August 2023, Rep. Michael Cloud (R-TX-27) attended a […]

Dec 7, 2023

House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Welcomes Back Congressman Cloud

Washington, D.C.– Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability announced the return of Rep. Michael Cloud (TX-27), where he will play a vital role in holding government bureaucracy accountable and helping in ongoing investigations into the Biden administration. Rep. Cloud had been a member of the Oversight Committee since his election to office, only […]

Dec 7, 2023

ICYMI: GOP lawmaker seeks to torpedo DOJ efforts targeting Texas’ border buoy barrier By Adam Shaw – Fox News  FIRST ON FOX: A Republican lawmaker is introducing legislation that would block the Department of Justice from using the Rivers and Harbors Act to sue states over border security measures after the DOJ used the act to stop Texas building a barrier in the Rio Grande. Rep. Michael […]