Congressman Biggs Demands Answers from ATF Regarding Unprecedented Increase in Federal Firearm License Revocations

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Today, Congressman Andy Biggs sent a letter along with 24 Republican members from the House of Representatives—including every Republican member of the Judiciary Committee— to U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Acting Director Gary Restaino, regarding the Department’s broad and unprecedented effort to revoke Federal Firearms Licenses (FFLs) from law-abiding business owners throughout the country. 

“The Biden Administration’s radical anti-gun agenda is infiltrating the ATF and law-abiding business owners are having their businesses destroyed,”said Congressman Andy Biggs. “Under this Administration, the number of FFL revocation proceedings initiated by ATF has skyrocketed and are often based on minor infractions.”  

In the letter, Congressman Biggs challenged ATF’s new practice of initiating revocation proceedings based solely on past ATF inspections, up to 18 months earlier, after ATF initially decided the inspection did not justify a revocation. “This pattern is deeply troubling and makes it abundantly clear that this Administration seeks to advance its anti-firearm agenda at any cost.”     

“Acting Director Restaino must provide us with details surrounding ATF’s FFL revocation policies.”

The full letter may be read here.

Co-signers include: Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO), Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL.), Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA.), Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA), Rep. W. Gregory Steube (R-FL), Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-WI), Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC), Rep. Michelle Fischbach (R-MN), Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-IN), Rep. Scott Fitzgerald (R-WI.), Rep. Cliff Bentz (R-OR), Rep. Burgess Owens (R-UT), Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA), Rep. Michael Cloud (R-TX), Rep. Fred Keller (R-PA), Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL), Rep. Andre Clyde (R-GA), and Rep. Ted Bud (R-NC). 

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