Biden Official Makes Stunning Admission About Gun Sales Database

Biden Official Makes Stunning Admission About Gun Sales Database

(RightWing.org) – Concerns regarding the establishment of a federal gun owner database recently emerged in the wake of the release of a report detailing the collection of gun sales records by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (AFT). Republicans received a stunning admission from the acting director of the AFT in response to a letter they drafted demanding answers.

On November 22, 2021, Rep. Michael Cloud (R-TX) and 51 other Republican lawmakers submitted a letter to ATF acting director Marvin Richardson asking for details regarding the agency’s collection of 54.7 million firearm sales records by the Biden administration in 2021.

In a stunning admission, Richardson sent a response letter advising the ATF currently maintains 920,664,765 Out of Business Records (OBR) of firearms purchases.

As one might expect, fireworks quickly erupted in the wake of the news. The National Rifle Association (NRA) issued a statement on its Twitter page expressing concern the Biden administration officials could use the ATF’s OBRs to create a federal database of gun owners. The NRA concluded its remarks suggesting the AFT devote its time and attention to “apprehending and prosecuting criminals, rather than creating… a firearm registry.”

Rep. Cloud echoed that sentiment, warning that federal law explicitly prohibits the creation of a firearm registry. He also vowed to hold the AFT accountable for “circumventing existing law” to start accumulating and maintaining records of firearm sales.

What do you think? Should the government maintain records of gun sales, or should it concentrate on fighting crime?

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