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GOP Congressman Introduces Bill To 'Dismantle ATF's Record Keeping' Of Gun Purchases

• by Tyler Durden

The bill, No Retaining Every Gun In a System That Restrictts Your Rights (No REGISTRY), comes amid an agency crackdown on gun stores, Fox News reports.

The bill would also require that gun stores which are closing down to destroy their purchase records, preventing the ATF from obtaining them.

"The Second Amendment is clear: the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed," said Cloud in a press release. "The Federal Government does not have the right to subject its law-abiding, citizen firearm owners to excessive scrutiny."

"My bill would dismantle ATF's record keeping, restore privacy for American gun owners, and reverse the groundwork laid for the creation of a federal firearms registry."

According to Gun Owners of America director of federal affairs, the ATF "has no business maintaining nearly a billion gun and gun owner records in a digital, searchable database."