Exclusive: Rep. Clyde Pushes Resolution to Make ATF Background Check Rule of 'No Force or Effect'

Exclusive: Rep. Clyde Pushes Resolution to Make ATF Background Check Rule of ‘No Force or Effect’


Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) spoke exclusively with Breitbart News about his plans to introduce a resolution Thursday to make the ATF’s universal background check rule of “no force or effect.”

Breitbart News reported the ATF’s announcement of the proposed rule on August 31, 2023. The rule redefines what it means to be “engaged in the business of selling guns,” thereby expanding the instances in which an unlicensed seller — i.e., a private citizen — must use the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to sell or transfer a gun.

The ATF’s rule changes language so that there is no clear line of demarcation between private gun sales and guns sold by FFL holders. Ambiguity is introduced into the equation, forcing every seller to prove

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