By: Friedrich Seiltgen
Copyright © 2023
U.S. Rep. Eric Burlison (R-MO), who led the charge to expand gun rights in the Missouri State Senate, is now going after a federal gun law used to turn law-abiding gun owners into criminals.
In 2021, Burlison pushed through state law to stop local police from enforcing certain federal gun laws. Now, the Republican from Missouri introduced his first bill in Congress: The repeal of the 1934 National Firearms Act.
“The Repeal of the NFA Act will strip the ATF of its authority to criminalize lawful gun owners and will undo nearly 90 years of assault on fundamental freedoms,” Burlison said in a press release. “I’m proud to stand with and support Americans nationwide as we take this issue head-on.”
Burlison has several co-sponsors for the bill including Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), and Matt Gaetz (R-FL.) Gaetz introduced legislation in January to eliminate the BATFE stating,
“House Republicans have the ATF in our crosshairs. The continued existence of the ATF is increasingly unwarranted based on their repeated actions to convert law-abiding citizens into felons. My bill today would abolish the ATF once and for all.”
The American Firearms Association Federal legislative team helped Burlison craft the bill, which would overturn the National Firearms Act.
“The National Firearms Act (NFA) was tyrannical when it was first passed almost 90 years ago,” said Aaron Dorr, a spokesman for the American Firearm Association in a press release. “But over the years, it has become the number one way for the federal government to target law-abiding gun owners, as the ATF can add accessories like pistol braces to the NFA without needing a vote in Congress!”
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Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism Counterstrategies, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, www.floridajolt.com, The Counterterrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Soldier of Fortune, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.