U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. has introduced the Stop Harassing Owners of Rifles Today (SHORT) Act, new legislation that protects American citizens’ 2nd Amendment Rights from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) proposed registry for firearms with stabilizing braces. In the House of Representatives, U.S. Congressman Andrew Clyde (GA-09) introduced an identical bill.
“The ATF’s federal gun registry is just the latest proof that the Biden Administration has no understanding of firearms and only seeks to limit American citizens’ ability to rightfully own firearms of their choosing,” said Senator Marshall. “Gun control activists disguised as bureaucrats are corrupting the ATF, and my legislation will put a stop to their extremely misguided and incorrect interpretations of the National Firearms Act.”
“As stewards of the Constitution, Members of Congress cannot allow President Biden to further trample on Americans’ Second Amendment liberties through the continued weaponization of the NFA. By deregulating these NFA firearms, this legislation prohibits the ATF from enacting an unconstitutional pistol ban through a simple rule change — safeguarding the Second Amendment and preventing Americans from being subjected to the Biden Administration’s tyrannical, gun-grabbing tactics. I’m proud to partner with Senator Marshall in leading the fight to protect Americans’ unalienable, constitutional right to keep and bear arms against President Biden’s relentless attacks on law-abiding gun owners,” said Congressman Clyde.
Upon introduction, Senator Marshall’s SHORT Act received endorsements from both the Gun Owners of America and the National Rifle Association.
“Senator Marshall’s legislation will repeal elements of the archaic National Firearms Act, which the Biden ATF is using to justify their pistol ban and “amnesty registration” plan — a policy change that will affect millions of law-abiding gun owners and do nothing to curb rising crime. GOA is proud to support the Stop Harassing Owners of Rifles Act, which will protect gun owners and halt these anti-gun infringements,” said Gun Owners of America’s Director of Federal Affairs Aidan Johnston.
“Sen. Marshall’s bill protects the right of law-abiding Americans to choose the firearm that best suits their individual needs without fear of punitive taxes, needless registration, or arbitrary reinterpretations of settled law. The NRA applauds his leadership in introducing these logical and much-needed reforms,” said National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Affairs Executive Director Jason Ouimet.
The Daily Caller wrote an exclusive story on Senator Marshall’s SHORT Act upon introduction. You may click HERE or on the image below to read the story.