Republicans Sound Alarm Over Biden Gun Show Rule

Tue Jun 11, 2024 AT 10:16 AM EDT

Republican lawmakers are seeking ways to overturn a Biden administration rule aimed toward cracking down on so-called gun show loopholes after the new mandate was used to cancel a gun show in Montana last month. 

The gun show in Hamilton, Montana, was canceled in response to the new Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives rule, which took effect on May 20 and requires vendors selling guns to be federally licensed and to conduct background checks — rules that are typically not enforced at gun shows.

House Majority Leader Steve Scalise said the Biden administration was “weaponizing the administrative state against law-abiding American citizens.” 

And Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., warned the rule was an attempt to institute universal background checks that would “eventually lead to a nationwide firearms registry and subsequent gun confiscation.” Read Full Story

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