Texas Attorney General Sues Biden Administration over New Gun Requirements

On Wednesday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-Texas) announced a lawsuit against the Biden Administration over new anti-Second Amendment policies attempting to crack down on gun sales.

Fox News reports that Paxton was joined at his press conference at the Frisco Gun Club by Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach (R-Kan.), who is joining the lawsuit against the Biden White House.

“Today, myself and the Attorney General of Kansas announced that we are filing a lawsuit against a new Biden ATF regulation that would subject hundreds of thousands of law-abiding gun owners to presumptions of criminal guilt for engaging in the constitutionally protected private sale of firearms,” said Paxton in a statement on X.

“My message to Joe Biden yesterday, today, and forever is this: Come and take it!” Paxton continued.

The Biden Administration’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) has proposed a new rule that would require anyone selling firearms for profit to register as a licensed dealer, irrespective of where the transactions occur. It would also require them to conduct background checks.

“Yet again, Joe Biden is weaponizing the federal bureaucracy to rip up the Constitution and destroy our citizens’ Second Amendment rights,” said Paxton. “This is a dramatic escalation of his tyrannical abuse of authority. With today’s lawsuit, it is my great honor to defend our Constitutionally-protected freedoms from the out-of-control federal government.”

The state of Texas has battled the Biden Administration on many major policy issues, from the Second Amendment to border security. In the case of the latter, the state passed a law making it a state crime for illegal aliens to enter Texas from another country, thus giving state authorities the ability to arrest and deport illegals. Governor Greg Abbott (R-Texas) has also directed state authorities to construct makeshift border barriers, including stacks of metal shipping containers, barbed wire fences, and buoy barriers lining the Rio Grande River.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: July 29th, 2015 Austin, Texas USA: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton testifies in front of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, just a few days before a grand jury indicts him on three felonies.Two charges of first-degree securities fraud and one count of third-degree failure to register. Paxton is expected to surrender on August 3rd, 2015 (Photo by Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc/Corbis via Getty Images)