Biden Admin Amassing Millions of Records on US Gun Owners Amid New Crackdown on Firearms
Biden’s ATF obtained more than 54 million gun owner records in 2021 alone
The Biden administration in just the past year alone stockpiled the records of more than 54 million U.S. gun owners and is poised to drastically alter gun regulations to ensure that information on Americans who own firearms ultimately ends up in the federal government’s hands, according to internal Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The ATF in fiscal year 2021 processed 54.7 million out-of-business records, according to an internal ATF document obtained by the Gun Owners of America, a firearms advocacy group, and provided exclusively to the Free Beacon. When a licensed gun store goes out of business, its private records detailing gun transactions become ATF property and are stored at a federal site in West Virginia. This practice allows the federal government to stockpile scores of gun records and has drawn outrage from gun advocacy groups that say the government is using this information to create a national database of gun owners—which has long been prohibited under U.S. law.
DAWG SAYS: YOU KNOW ALL THAT MASSIVE PAPERWORK YOU FILL OUT WHEN YOU BUY A GUN? THAT ALL GOES INTO STORAGE AND A DATABASE, AND HAS DONE SO FOR A LONG TIME.