The following Press Release was sent out by Senator Mike Crapo. Note: Press Releases sent out by elected officials do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those at the Idaho Dispatch.
Washington, D.C.–U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) joined a group of 25 U.S. Senators in demanding the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) provide answers on recent actions to infringe on Americans’ Second Amendment rights by preventing law-abiding citizens from creating and owning suppressors.
In a letter to the ATF, the senators wrote, “These continued assaults of the Second Amendment threaten law-abiding Americans’ rights as they try to follow ATF guidance on making these parts. We request that the ATF provide us answers on why they are rejecting legal applications and denying law abiding citizens access to their Second Amendment right. The ATF was not established to interfere with a basic right afforded to every American.”
In addition, Senator Crapo is the leading sponsor of S. 2050, the Hearing Protection Act (HPA), which would reclassify suppressors to regulate them like a regular firearm. The HPA would not change any laws in states that already prevent suppressors, nor would it get rid of the requirement for a background check.
To read the full letter, click HERE.
Additional signatories of the letter include U.S. Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyoming), James Lankford (R-Oklahoma), John Boozman (R-Arkansas), Roger Marshall (R-Kansas), Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota), John Hoeven (R-South Dakota), Mike Braun (R-Indiana), Todd Young (R-Indiana), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), Shelley Moore Capito (R-West Virginia), John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), Richard Burr (R-North Carolina), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska), John Thune (R-South Dakota), Tommy Tuberville (R-Alabama), Tim Scott (R-South Carolina), Deb Fischer (R-Nebraska) and Bill Hagerty (R-Tennessee).
Tags: 2nd Amendment, ATF, Mike Crapo