Old Joe couldn’t get his inflated infrastructure bill to pass so now he’s on to other liberal projects like ‘making America (less) safe by going after law-abiding gun owners. The Biden administration has moved their focus back on a previous agenda and reportedly now has records for more than one billion gun sales.
Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan blew up on Laura Ingraham’s show Monday saying, “This is frightening. You’ve got the FBI going after parents; you’ve got the DOJ [Department of Justice] setting up a domestic terrorism unit and now we find out that the ATF [Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives] are going after law-abiding gun owners.”
Jordan continued, “I mean, I think about this: Hillary Clinton destroyed 30,000 emails while she was under investigation and now every single gun purchase by a law-abiding American is being preserved. So what? That the federal government can set up a national database? This is scary stuff…”
“What they’ve done with our First Amendment rights and now what they’re doing to our Second Amendment liberties, Jordan continued. “All from one administration, all in one single year. Um, so yeah, there are a number of us who are concerned about this and this is why we wrote the letter. And, frankly, we didn’t realize that it was quite this number of purchases over the past 20-some years that the federal government is now compiling.”
The ATF disclosed to lawmakers that it manages a database of 920,664,765 firearm purchase records, including both digital and hard copy versions of these transactions. When a licensed gun store goes out of business, its private records detailing gun transactions become ATF property and are stored at a federal site in West Virginia. The practice has contributed to the fears of gun advocacy groups and Second Amendment champions in Congress that the federal government is creating a national database of gun owners, which violates longstanding federal statutes.
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.