GOP Senators Put Forward “SHORT” Act to Prevent Gun Owners From Being Harassed

In early February, 17 United States Senators introduced a bill with the aim of defanging the National Firearms Act — specifically its registration, regulatory, and taxation requirements. This legislation is called the Stop Harassing Owners of Rifles Today (SHORT) Act.

According to Dave Workman of AmmoLand, the following Republican senators have sponsored this legislation: 

Roger Marshall (KS) John Kennedy (LA), John Barrasso (WY), John Boozman (AR), Ted Budd (NC), Mike Crapo (ID), Ted Cruz (TX), Steve Daines (MT), Cindy Hyde-Smith (MS), Mike Lee (UT), Cynthia Lummis (WY), Markwayne Mullin (OK), Rand Paul (KY), Mike Risch (ID), Mike Rounds (SD), Rick Scott (FL), John Thune (SD), and Tommy Tuberville (AL). 

Due to Democratic control of the US Senate, this bill will likely be DOA. Nevertheless, bold legislative efforts have to start somewhere. 

Crapo and Risch sharply criticized the Biden regime in a KIDO Radio report: 

“This Administration’s vendetta against lawful gun ownership is a gross violation of Constitutional rights. A federal gun registry has no place in America, yet this Administration is forcing millions of law-abiding Americans to either register these commonly owned firearms or become felons,” Risch stated.

“As the Biden Administration continues to seek creative methods of advancing their anti-gun agenda, Congress must be resolute and oppose all efforts to undermine Second Amendment rights,” Crapo continued. “Burdening law-abiding Americans with additional firearm restrictions is not the answer to safeguarding the public.”

Marshall also took the Biden regime to task, focusing on the new ATF pistol brace regulation. 

“Finalization of this pistol brace rule represents the worst fears of gun owners across the country,” Marshall declared in a prepared statement. “The SHORT Act will protect Americans from the anti-2nd Amendment gun registry that the ATF is abusing the National Firearms Act to create. This Congress, I challenge my colleagues in both chambers to make protecting Americans’ Second Amendment Rights a priority and sign onto this legislation that will stop the ATF’s pistol brace rule in its tracks.”

The National Rifle Association (NRA) and Gun Owners of America (GOA) have been some of the most prominent pro-gun organizations to endorse the SHORT Act.

The ATF needs to be put in check. It’s an unconstitutional agency that’s never subject to democratic accountability for its litany of misbehavior. Republican elected officials need to start getting serious about putting this agency in check. If Second Amendment freedoms are to be preserved, the ATF is the one agency that has to be defunded and ultimately abolished. 

Its very existence is a blight on this fine Republic. Plus, it gives the gun control crowd a viable vehicle for advancing civilian disarmament. 

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