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Marjorie Taylor Greene Introduces Bill To Abolish The ATF

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene announced she will introduce legislation that would abolish the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

The Georgia Republican made the announcement on Twitter Thursday.

“I’m introducing legislation to Eliminate the ATF to protect ALL gun owners across this country from a tyrannical, power-hungry group of bureaucrats whose goal is to destroy our Second Amendment rights,” she writes.

Greene argues that the nomination of David Chipman as President Biden’s director for the bureau is “a clear indication that the ATF’s war on gun owners is about to crank up.”

And she wants to shut it down before they get a chance.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Wants To Abolish The ATF

The Daily Caller reports that the Marjorie Taylor Greene bill designed to abolish the ATF, if signed into law, would eliminate the bureau six months after the date of enactment, transferring alcohol, tobacco, and other regulatory functions to the FBI.

Joining Greene as co-sponsors of the legislation are Reps. Ralph Norman (R-SC), Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL).

Earlier in 2021, Greene introduced the Second Amendment Preservation Act (SAPA) which was designed to eliminate federal funding for gun control.

“Our God-given right to protect our country, ourselves, and our families shouldn’t be up for debate. I’m proud to introduce this legislation … that will defund the enforcement of tyrannical gun control laws,” she said at the time.

Marjorie Taylor Greene has a 92 percent rating with the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Gun Owners of America.

RELATED: Biden’s ATF Director Wants ‘Well Regulated’ Second Amendment

Biden’s ATF Nominee David Chipman

Chipman, Biden’s nominee for Director of the ATF, had a disastrous Senate appearance last month, struggling to define an ‘assault weapon’ and saying he supports a ban on AR-15s.

“With respect to the AR-15, I support a ban as has been presented in a senate bill and supported by the president,” Chipman told Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) at the time.

Chipman has, in the past, advocated for the necessity to limit “high-capacity” magazines saying anything approaching 100-round magazines is “not normal.”

Writing in an op-ed for The Roanoke Times, Chipman argued in favor of a “well-regulated” Second Amendment.

Speaking to the Daily Caller, Greene asserted that Chipman wants “to ban, confiscate and destroy the most popular self-defense and hunting rifle in America owned by millions of American patriots.”

Michael J. Sullivan, the former director of the ATF, said Chipman would compromise the bureau’s mission but did call it a “vital” agency.

“The hard-working patriots who staff this vital law enforcement and regulatory agency deserve, and the public served by ATF needs, a less politically biased and more mission-focused director than the nominee,” Sullivan writes.

According to the New York Times, Chipman is likely to be confirmed in the eyes of the White House as they believe he has just enough votes “to overcome near-unanimous opposition by Republicans.”

 

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Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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  • This bill is going to get shot down fast. Partially because she is the author of it and partially because her party ain't the majority party *LOL*

  • "They are unAmerican racists who waved illegal guns at people walking by."

    I concur.

  • The Portland Police Bureau’s entire Rapid Response Team has quit after a fellow officer on the unit was indicted on an assault charge for using his baton against a protester last year. The Portland Police Bureau announced news of the mass resignations on Wednesday, saying in a statement that the approximately 50 officers on the team had “left their voluntary positions.” Their role in the crowd control unit was separate from their daily duties as members of the police department, and they will remain on the force despite their exit from the Rapid Response Team. Members of the team reportedly made the decision to step down en masse in response to the indictment and administrative leave of Corey Budworth. Budworth was indicted on an assault charge Tuesday for “unlawfully, knowingly and recklessly causing physical injury” to a protester whom he struck in the head with a baton last summer.

    "Don't do the crime if you can't do the time" - Marjorie Taylor Greene

  • HOW CAN YOU HAVE THE PERSON IN CHARGE OF GUNS ALCOHOL AND FIREARMS FOR AMERICA-OUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHT-WHO APPOSES THE RIGHT TO OWN AND CARRY GUNS? HE SHOULD NEVER BE APPOINTED TO THIS POSITION!

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