A congresswoman from Georgia confirmed Thursday, June 17 that she is going to introduce a bill that would protect gun owners from a “tyrannical, power hungry group of bureaucrats.”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is trying to abolish the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) by introducing the new legislation, in which all regulations and recommendations published will be repealed.
The legislation was obtained by the Daily Caller, titled the “Brian A. Terry Memorial Eliminate the ATF Act,” which reads as:
Alcohol, Tobacco, and other regulatory functions being transferred back to the FBI.
Requires the FBI publish an itemized list on its website of all confiscated firearms and ammunition, which must be sold to Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) dealers via public auction before the Bureau closes.
Proceeds from the auction are to be placed into a fund for the families of border patrol officers killed in the line of duty as a result of Operation Fast and Furious, providing grants up to $150,000 per family.
Any remaining funds not used by 2032 will be re-directed to a program awarding states grant funds to establish firearm safety programs.
“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,” Greene told Newsweek.
In addition to defunding the ATF, Greene’s bill would hold an auction for the firearms and ammo seized by the agency.
Greene intends to use the auction proceeds to establish a fund for the families of Border Patrol officers murdered in the line of duty after December 1, 2009.
The remaining fund would go to states that implement firearm safety programs after granting awards of up to $150,000 per family affected.
The bill was named after Brian Terry, who died in action while trying to stop a group of armed men attempting to rob smugglers moving drugs from Mexico to the United States.
“Twelve years ago, under the direction of hate America leftist former Attorney General Eric Holder, the ATF smuggled firearms to Mexican drug cartels (Operation Fast & Furious) who then used those firearms to kill American hero Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry,” Greene told Daily Caller.
“This can never be allowed to happen again.”
“Fast and Furious” was a federal operation that authorized federal investigators to sell firearms to known criminals to trail the transactions to top drug cartel members in Mexico.
Green also criticized David Chipman, who has been pushed back by the Republicans, imply that the “ATF’s war on gun owners is about to crank up.”
“I’m introducing this 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 continued.