BELLEVUE, WA – When the House Oversight and Accountability Committee meets Thursday to discuss alleged abuses by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), one of the people who will offer Testifying will be attorney Matthew Larosiere, who serves as an adjunct scholar for law and politics at the Second Amendment Foundation.
The hearing can be viewed here, beginning at 10 a.m. (EDT) / 7 a.m. (PDT) on Thursday. It is titled, “ATF Attack on the Second Amendment: When Is Enough Enough?”
“We are proud to have Matt provide input to the House committee,” said SAF Founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “Under Joe Biden, the ATF has been armed against law-abiding citizens, and his new budget proposal includes $1.9 billion for the agency to expand its operations and increase regulation of the firearms industry.”
Larosiere will offer testimony on the threat that ATF overreach poses to the American people. It will also focus on the dramatic change in ATF policy on pistol stabilizer clamps, owned by countless law-abiding citizens, including many disabled military veterans who suddenly found themselves facing potential legal action for possessing a shooting accessory. , which is not a firearm, which the agency previously said was perfectly acceptable.
“ATF has been known for its abuse of institutional power throughout history,” said SAF Executive Director Adam Kraut. “Now, more than ever, the agency is being weaponized as a means to punish peaceful gun owners and drive small businesses out of the market by concocting creative legal interpretations that override the authority of the agency and scrutinize licensees. Feds firearms every action in a ‘gotcha’ way. .
“With the Biden Administration directives,” Kraut added, “a simple error such as transposing a digit or placing the required information in the wrong field results in license revocation, rather than a warning, under the guise of a warning. ‘intentional violation’ of the Gun Control Law. This domineering approach does nothing to support the government’s interest in compliance and destroys livelihoods through innocent mistakes.”
“Clearly,” Gottlieb said, “President Biden and the Democrats on Capitol Hill have decided that American gun owners are their enemies. They are fighting to restrict the Second Amendment rights of tens of millions of citizens and create problems for the gun industry, and they have unleashed the ATF to make it all happen.”
The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt legal action, research, publishing, and education group focusing on the constitutional right and inheritance to own and own guns. fire privately. Founded in 1974, the Foundation has grown to more than 720,000 members and supporters and runs many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.