Republicans are warning that the ATF is getting closer to a national firearm registry.
Context: A group of Republicans is warning that the ATF is laying the groundwork for a backdoor gun registry.
A recently proposed rule would require the ATF to preserve firearm purchase licenses older than 20 years.
Why this is important? All federal licensees are required to submit their records to the ATF upon closing up shop. This would mean that eventually, all gun owners’ records would end up with the ATF.
What they are saying: