The same guy who said he wouldn’t stop drilling, wouldn’t order vaccine mandates, and was not ‘open borders’ couldn’t possibly misuse THIS personal information, could he?
Seeing how Biden has blatantly defied more than one judicial ruling that ruled against him already, we wouldn’t put anything past him. And for all his pretense of supporting the Second Amendment (in the abstract) we already know how much he loathes most law-abiding gun owners.
The ATF in fiscal year 2021 processed 54.7 million out-of-business records, according to an internal ATF document obtained by the Gun Owners of America, a firearms advocacy group, and provided exclusively to the Free Beacon. 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. This practice allows the federal government to stockpile scores of gun records and has drawn outrage from gun advocacy groups that say the government is using this information to create a national database of gun owners—which has long been prohibited under U.S. law.
The ATF obtained 53.8 million paper records and another 887,000 electronic records, according to the internal document that outlines ATF actions in fiscal year 2021. Gun activists described this figure as worryingly high and said it contributes to fears that the Biden administration is trying to keep track of all Americans who own firearms, in violation of federal statutes. The procurement of these records by the ATF comes as the Biden administration moves to alter current laws to ensure that gun records are stored in perpetuity. Currently, gun shops can destroy their records after 20 years, thereby preventing the ATF from accessing the information in the future.
“As if the addition of over 50 million records to an ATF gun registry wasn’t unconstitutional or illegal enough, the Biden administration’s misuse of ‘out-of-business’ records doesn’t end there,” Aidan Johnston, the Gun Owners of America’s director of federal affairs, told the Free Beacon. “Instead of maintaining the right of [licensed firearm dealers] to destroy Firearm Transaction Records after 20 years, buried within Biden’s proposed regulations is a provision that would mean every single Firearm Transaction Record going forward would eventually be sent to ATF’s registry in West Virginia.” — FreeBeacon
Biden has already demonstrated an eagerness to use the Executive branch and the Administrative State as a work-around to avoid the checks and balances intended to protect the ordinary citizen from exactly this exertion of monarchal authority.
The left spent the last five years screaming about how ‘tyrannical’ and ‘authoritarian’ Trump was, but we are still waiting for them to show specific examples of Trump acting beyond his Constitutional authority, because every time they challenged his policies in court, the courts tended to uphold them.
Biden on the other hand, is even now telling corporations to push ahead with a vaccine mandate that courts have blocked citing ‘grave concerns’ about their Constitutionality.
Do the courts really think Old Joe feels the least bit bound to abide by that old thing? He’s running with the leftists now, and the only thing that matters to his new friends is the raw, unfettered exercise of power.
But it’s all in the ‘defense of democracy’, of course.
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