GOA, GOF File Public Comments Against Biden Universal Registration Check Rule
By Walter Smoloski
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2023
Washington, D.C. — Today, Gun Owners of America (GOA) and the Gun Owners Foundation (GOF) filed public comments against the proposed rule from the Biden ATF which could require anyone who sells a single gun to register as a dealer and conduct background checks. The Tennessee Firearms Association and the Virginia Citizens Defense League joined in the brief.
As argued by GOA in the full comment, this rule is nothing more than an attempt to “subvert, circumvent, and effectively repeal” a major provision of the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986, which bars federal agencies from maintaining records or a system of registration of firearms, firearm owners, or firearm transactions.
Erich Pratt, GOA’s Senior Vice President, issued the following statement:
“We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: the ultimate goal of anti-gunners is to confiscate guns, which would require a comprehensive database of firearm owners. Under this rule, the private sale of firearms would now almost always require a background check, and because of GOA research, we know that the records of those sales will eventually end up in the hands of the ATF and be added to their illegal gun registry. This cannot stand.”
Sam Paredes, on behalf of the Board forSource: Gun Owners of America