In response to the ATF’s new rule that made pistol stabilization devices illegal, Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz of Florida introduced legislation that would abolish the agency.
The bill, which is called the “Abolish the ATF Act,” would immediately eliminate the agency. After the ATF announced that it would begin charging gun owners who don’t use stabilizers for their firearms, Gaetz introduced the legislation.
According to Gaetz, the House Republican majority has the ATF in their crosshairs.
In a statement, Gaetz stated that the ATF’s continued existence is unwarranted due to the agency’s actions, which he claimed have led to the conversion of law-abiding citizens into criminals.
In June 2021, Republican Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene introduced legislation aimed at abolishing the ATF. Gaetz was one of the co-authors of the bill, which was called the Brian Terry Memorial Act. It was named after a US Border Patrol agent who was killed during a gunfight with suspected drug smugglers.
The following month, the conservative news outlet The Caller reported on the introduction of a bill by Republican Senator Roger Marshall of Kansas that would protect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners.
During the course of the year, Democrats in the US House of Representatives introduced various legislation aimed at curbing gun trafficking and increasing the minimum age required to purchase certain types of firearms.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Daily Caller.