Hoeven Demands Answers from Biden Administration on Second Amendment Infringement

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) in demanding the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) provide answers on recent actions that infringe on Americans’ Second Amendment rights by preventing law-abiding citizens from creating and owning suppressors.

“These continued assaults on the Second Amendment threaten law-abiding Americans’ rights as they try to follow ATF guidance on making these parts,” the senators wrote. “We request that the ATF provide us answers on why they are rejecting legal applications and denying citizens access to their Second Amendment right. The ATF was not established to interfere with a basic right afforded to every American.”

In addition to Hoeven and Daines, the letter was signed by Senators Jim Inhofe (Okla.), Mike Crapo (Idaho), Jim Risch (Idaho), Mike Lee (Utah), Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.), James Lankford (Okla.), John Boozman (Ark.), Roger Marshall (Kan.), Kevin Cramer (N.D.), Mike Braun (Ind.), Todd Young (Ind.), Ted Cruz (Texas), Thom Tillis (N.C.), Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), John Barrasso (Wyo.), Richard Burr (N.C.), John Cornyn (Texas), Rand Paul (Ky.), Ben Sasse (Neb.), John Thune (S.D.), Tommy Tuberville (Ala.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Deb Fischer (Neb.) and Bill Hagerty (Tenn.). The full text of the letter can be read here