May 23, 2024

Young, Colleagues Introduce Resolution to Block Unconstitutional Biden ATF Rule and Protect Second Amendment Rights

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) and 43 Senate Republicans in introducing a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act to strike down the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ rule on the definition of “Engaged in the Business” as a Dealer in Firearms, which ignores the law and congressional intent. The Biden Administration’s proposed rule flagrantly violates the Constitution by attempting to require anyone who sells a firearm to register as a federal firearm licensee.

“I have always been a strong supporter and defender of the Second Amendment, and I am committed to protecting the constitutional rights of law-abiding Hoosiers. American citizens have the right to engage in lawful firearms transactions without unconstitutional hurdles imposed by federal bureaucrats. I am committed to fighting this rule and protecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Hoosiers,” said Senator Young.

In addition to Senators Young and Cornyn, Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Ted Budd (R-N.C.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W. VA.), Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), James Lankford (R-Okla.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), J.D. Vance (R-Ohio), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Katie Britt (R-Ala.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Eric Schmitt (R-Mo.), and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) also joined the resolution.