Arizona leads lawsuit to halt Biden administration gun rules: 'unconstitutional'

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed a lawsuit accusing the ATF’s rulemaking of seeking toregulate unfinished, non-functional firearms parts as if they were complete firearms” 以及 “ban homemade guns.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich during an interview on Fox News.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich during an interview on Fox News. (福克斯新闻)

The ATF is attempting to overshoot the authority granted to it by Congress,” Brnovich said in a statement. “The rulemakings are unconstitutional, impractical, and would likely put a large number of parts manufacturers out of business.

Brnovich’s complaint further alleges that the ATF’s rulemaking takes steps toward theillegal creationof a national firearms registry that would require firearms retailers to keep all sales records beyond their current 20-year retention requirement and eventually turn them over to the ATF instead of responsibly destroying them.

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Brnovich’s said such a policy would potentially threaten the privacy of gun owners 在美国.

Brnovich previously led a 20-state coalition in a comment letter rebuking a proposed rule that would give the ATF The power to regular firearm parts.

Fox News has contacted the ATF for comment and will update this story accordingly.

Brnovhich’s lawsuit has been joined by his counterparts in West Virginia, 阿拉斯加州, 阿肯色州, 爱达荷州, 印第安那州, 堪萨斯州, 肯塔基州, 路易斯安那州, 密苏里州, 蒙大拿, 内布拉斯加, 俄克拉荷马州, 南卡罗来纳, 德州, 犹他州, and Wyoming as well as firearms dealers Morehouse Enterprises, 有限责任公司, Bridge City Ordinance, Gun Owners of America, and Gun Owners Foundation.

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