Florida Representative Matt Gaetz introduced a bill on Tuesday, January 17th that would abolish the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
This move comes after the ATF released a ruling which requires licensing for pistol stabilizing braces on Friday, January 13th.
Gaetz introduced H.R. 374 after publicly stating that the ATF’s ruling against stabilizing braces discriminated against disabled gun owners and veterans.
See the short bill below.
Gaetz claims that many disabled veterans in his district require stabilizing braces in order to be able to fire their guns.
Requiring a license for a stabilizing brace allows the ATF the opportunity to deny Americans their right to keep and bear arms.
The ATF has been known to use its power in order to intimidate gun owners. Late last year, ATF officials visited homes of owners of a specific trigger mechanism that they had also ruled against.
Biden’s nominee to lead the ATF, David Chipman, repeatedly characterized American gun owners as ‘Tiger Kings” who are ‘preparing for a zombie apocalypse. See a clip of this below.
WATCH: Joe Biden’s ATF nominee David Chipman mocks gun owners, comparing them to “Tiger King” and zombie doomsday preppers. pic.twitter.com/ZqWyqG1Rh0— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 21, 2021
In the official statement put out by Gaetz’s Office, it is stated that Gaetz has made many attempts to reach the DOJ over violations of the law being committed by the ATF. That statement reads…
During his time in Congress, Congressman Gaetz has sounded the alarm more than once on ATF overreach. In June and September of 2020, he issued letters to Attorney General William Barr and Acting ATF Director Regina Lombardo calling on the ATF to “cease taking any actions and reconsider or rescind any secret determinations which call into question the legality of firearms owned by millions of law-abiding Americans.” Both letters went unanswered by the ATF. Last week, however, the ATF then cited Rep. Gaetz’s June 2020 letter in their latest announcement of big government overreach by forcing gun owners to face risk of a felony charge if they do not register their firearms with stabilizing braces (see pages 40-42).