One of the most patriotic, but controversial, members of Congress, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, has revealed legislation this week to eliminate the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, a regulatory agency that primarily seeks to enforce federal gun laws.
In response to the Biden administration’s bid to nominate “gun-grabber” David Chipman to head the ATF, Greene introduced on Thursday the “Brian A. Terry Memorial Eliminate the ATF Act.”
The bill was named after Brian Terry, a Marine and Border Patrol Agent, killed in action while participating in “Operation Fast and Furious,” which allowed known criminals to purchase firearms so federal agents could track criminal organizations, Daily Caller reported.
Greene’s bill would dismantle the ATF’s operations, nullify recent regulations, and re-distribute their funding.
“Joe Biden’s nomination of gun-grabber David Chipman, who wants to ban the most popular self-defense and hunting rifle in America owned by millions of American patriots, is a clear indication that the ATF’s war on gun owners is about to crank up,” Greene wrote on Twitter announcing the bill.
“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 added.
Joe Biden's nomination of gun-grabber David Chipman, who wants to ban the most popular self-defense and hunting rifle in America owned by millions of American patriots, is a clear indication that the ATF's war on gun owners is about to crank up.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) June 17, 2021
Under the bill, the outlet specified that all ATF regulations and guidance after August 1, 2020 would be repealed, hiring authority would be eliminated, and the agency would be dissolved within six months of the enactment date, Greene’s office told Daily Caller. Any regulatory functions remaining for alcohol and tobacco would be transferred to the FBI.
Greene’s legislation also states the Bureau must publish a list of all confiscated firearms and ammunition on their website to be sold to Federal Firearms Licensed dealers through public auction.
Auction proceeds would go to a fund for families of border patrol agents killed in “Operation Fast and Furious” as a result of the ATF’s dangerous decisions.
Lastly, any funds that remain unused by 2032 would finance a grant program to establish firearm safety programs.
Although the bill is unlikely to pass the Democrat-majority House, Greene’s noble attempt at returning Constitutional rights to the people is one that should be given proper recognition. If Republicans take the House and Senate in 2022, there is a possibility that this legislation could resurface and at least have a fighting chance at becoming law.