Loeffler: “The Right of Americans To Keep and Bear Arms Shall Not Be Infringed”
Introduces Bill to Prevent Federal Registry, Resolution to Safeguard Second Amendment
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) today introduced the Gun Owner Privacy Act to prevent the federal government from maintaining a federal database with background information of those seeking to obtain a firearm.
Loeffler’s bill would codify existing federal regulations that prohibit the government keeping records from approved background checks once they are completed. Records of attempts to illegally purchase firearms will be still be maintained under the legislation.
Loeffler also introduced a resolution to assert that undue restrictions on carrying firearms are unconstitutional.
“The Second Amendment is our Founding Fathers’ reaffirmation of our natural God-given right to defend life, liberty and property,” said Loeffler. “Law-abiding citizens should be free to exercise their Second Amendment rights without overly intrusive government surveillance. I’m proud to introduce the Gun Owner Privacy Act to ensure that firearm owners are not unlawfully tracked by the federal government and a resolution to guarantee that the right of Americans to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, especially to carry outside the home.”