Biden admin sued over latest efforts against gun stores

The Biden administration is being sued after alleged abuse of the 1968 Gun Control Act to take away the licenses of gun stores.

The lawsuit by the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) was filed on Wednesday.

The case

“In 2021, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) started revoking dealer licenses for firearm transaction paperwork errors violating the Act, despite the legislation only permitting that penalty for “willful” violations, the federal lawsuit says,” according to the Daily Caller.

“The plaintiffs, Michael Cargill and his company Central Texas Gun Works (CTGW), are arguing for their customers as well,” it added.


The Problem

“The Biden administration’s new policy is simply unlawful under the very statute that it purports to enforce. The law only allows revocations for ‘willful’ violations; that doesn’t include inadvertent clerical mistakes,” said Matt Miller, Senior Attorney for TPPF’s Center for the American Future.

“Businesses that commit clerical mistakes are not ‘rogue firearm dealers.’ This new ATF policy is simply an instrument of Biden’s anti-gun agenda, in clear violation of federal law, demonstrated by the over 500% increase in license revocations since he took office,” he added.

The group claims the Biden administration has declared war on legal gun owners and the stores that sell to them instead of the real criminals involved in gun crimes.

The concern could lead to a lengthy court battle in one of many important Second Amendment cases in recent months.

The case also takes major significance in Texas following a school shooting in Uvalde that has led many to push for additional gun legislation.