It appears the Brandon administration is trying to create a de-facto gun registration system. Gun Owners of America has obtained an internal document from the ATF detailing how this is happening. When a licensed gun dealer goes out of business all their private records become the property of the ATF. The ATF then stores these records. This practice has outraged gun rights groups for years. They say that the ATF is using this information to create a national database.
Last year the ATF obtained 53.8 million paper records and 887,000 electronic records. This is an astonishingly high number. The Brandon administration has been trying to alter the current laws to allow the ATF to store records in perpetuity. Gun shops can destroy their records after 20 years currently. Buried within Brandon’s proposed new regulations is a provision that would have every single Firearm Transaction Record sent to the ATF’s registry in West Virginia.
Right now, The Gun Control Act of 1968 mandates that licensed firearm dealers that go out of business provide the ATF with their records. They are then processed into images, though the ATF maintains this database cannot be searched by a purchaser’s name. Physical records, the agency says, are then destroyed.
The last time I checked the right to keep and bear arms cannot be infringed. Gun registration has always led to confiscation always.
The article I am referencing here is from the “Washington Free Beacon.” It goes on to mention several more of Brandon’s ATF proposed rules.
You can read it here.