Ernst Works to Protect
Lawful Gun Dealers from ATF

From Feb 28, 2024

Biden ATF's "zero tolerance" policy is punishing accidental violations..

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) is leading legislation to protect gun dealers' Second Amendment rights in the face of the Biden Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives' (ATF) punishing "zero tolerance" crackdown..

After the Biden administrationinstituted an approach that puts Federal Firearm License (FFL) holders at risk of having their licenses revoked for a single, minor, clerical error, Ernst's Fighting Irrational Regulatory Enforcement to Avert Retailers' Misfortune (FIREARM) Act fights the Biden ATF's "zero tolerance" policy by creating a safe harbor for lawful gun dealers at risk of having their FFLs stripped. This leads them to report violations without the fear of losing their ability to do business..

"Biden's ATF has had it out for gun owners since day one," Ernst said. "For years, the Biden administration has cracked down on law-abiding gun dealers to advance its gun-grabbing agenda, even preventing small businesses from making a living. Rather than helping dealers comply with the law, Biden's ATF has created more hurdles to legally sell guns, so it can turn around and revoke licenses for inconsequential, so-called 'violations.' While Joe Biden's ATF has avoided critical oversight on its FFL abuse for over a year, I am proud to stand up for law-abiding Iowa gun dealers." .

"From the beginning, this Administration has sought to undermine the Second Amendment and weaponize federal agencies against law-abiding citizens and family-owned small businesses targeted for being a part of the lawful firearms industry." .....


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