America’s Constitution should be a shining beacon for liberty and equality. But ask the average Democrat today and you might be surprised what they think of it.
A recent poll claimed that nearly one-quarter of Democrats say it isn’t a “relevant document” anymore.
Perhaps the most controversial issue involves the Second Amendment. And with violent crime and shootings on the rise in the U.S., left-wing leaders are using this to restrict gun rights across the nation.
But one state is fighting back against the Biden administration’s DOJ — they want to protect 2A in every capacity.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) recently made a rule that, according to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, seeks to “ban homemade guns.”
The rule would also “regulate unfinished, non-functional firearms parts as if they were complete firearms,” and would put a hurt on companies that manufacture these parts as well.
Brnovich claims the ATF is abusing its authority and everything about this rulemaking is “unconstitutional.” That’s why he’s leveling a lawsuit against Biden’s DOJ in an effort to maintain 2A’s integrity.
As he said in a statement (via Fox News):
The ATF is attempting to overshoot the authority granted to it by Congress.
The rulemakings are unconstitutional, impractical, and would likely put a large number of parts manufacturers out of business.
Brnovich says the ATF is taking steps toward the “illegal creation” of a national firearms registry, which would force all firearms retailers to keep sales records beyond their current 20-year requirement.
And instead of responsibly destroying those records, they’d have to be turned over to the ATF.
In turn, Brnovich claims this policy could possibly threaten the privacy of gun owners throughout the country. This has been a primary concern since Democrats have started clamping down on 2A in certain states.
Arizona isn’t alone in this lawsuit, either:
For this case, AG Brnovich has allies in Idaho, Louisiana, Alaska, West Virginia, Montana, Texas, and Utah, and the backing of several firearms dealers and foundations. They’re not about to simply let the administration pass any policy it pleases.
In response to the rising crime issue, some Republicans have offered gun safety legislation that attempts to maintain citizen 2A rights, while still making the streets safer.
This runs counter to the Democrat agenda, which to many simply sounds like, “take all the guns away.”
Expect the Second Amendment to be a primary topic of debate when the midterm elections roll around in November, and perhaps again when it’s time for the presidential election in 2024.