GOA offers Ted Cruz, others props for stand against registry

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Sen. Ted Cruz is not the kind of Republican that will just go along with whatever the Biden administration wants just so everyone can get along. I respect that about him.

The GOA has something to respect in the Texas senator as well.

In particular, they respect his stand against the administration’s efforts to create a de facto gun registry.

From a press release sent on Thursday:

Washington, D.C. – Today, Gun Owners of America (GOA) applauds Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and 21 cosponsors on officially introducing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Joint Resolution of Disapproval. This act would prohibit President Biden’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) from implementing a new rule that expands the legal definition of a firearm and swells the expansion of ATF’s near-billion record gun registry.

The senators joining Sen. Cruz are Senators James Lankford (R-Okla.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), James Risch (R-Idaho), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), and Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

Aidan Johnston, GOA’s Director of Federal Affairs, commented:

“President Biden’s recent move to expand ATF’s gun registry is illegal, and we applaud Senator Cruz and his colleagues for fighting this unconstitutional rule with a Joint Resolution of Disapproval. GOA will sue the Biden administration to halt the implementation of this anti-Second Amendment rule and is pleased to see members of the Senate sending a clear message that they will not tolerate this unlawful abuse of authority.”

Obviously, I agree with the GOA on this one. After all, I’ve written about the problems with this registry and even taken on those who claim it’s no such thing.

I don’t care how the Biden administration dresses this up, it’s a registry. Especially when you couple it with their push for universal background checks, everyone should be troubled. Then you factor in the new rules regarding unserialized firearms and you only need one more step to make this more than a de facto registry.

At every point, we need to fight. Otherwise, we’ll keep seeing what we’re seeing now.

You see, those who say that this is just a necessary administrative issue can keep playing that tune over and over again before there’s nothing else but a registry. How long before records get digitized at all levels? How long until they get centrally stored?

If every lawfully owned gun is in a database, how is that not a registry?

Luckily, we’re not there yet. It’s imperative we take the steps to make sure that doesn’t happen. GOA is shining a light on those senators who are trying to keep that from happening and I’m more than happy to try and do the same thing.

Thank you, Sen. Cruz and all the other senators. The last thing we need is a gun registry and I personally applaud your efforts.

Let’s just hope they do some good.