Tag: ATF

Daines Introduces Bill to Hold ATF Accountable, Give Certainty to Montana Gun Owners and Manufacturers

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines helped reintroduced the “ATF Accountability Act” to provide transparency to Montana gun owners on rules made by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The ATF engages in a secretive classification review process where the agency makes decisions about whether a particular firearm is regulated by the National Firearms Act. Decisions and justification for decisions are often only made available to manufacturers in private correspondence. This causes a lot of uncertainty for both gun-owning Montanans and firearm manufacturers, especially in combination with the ATF’s refusal to make final public rules regarding classification. “For too long

Daines Slams Senate Democrats for Undermining Montanans’ 2nd Amendment Rights

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the United States Senate voted to allow the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF)  unconstitutional federal registry for firearms with stabilizing braces to stay in place. “The Senate Democrats’ vote today is a slap in the face to disabled individuals everywhere, especially disabled Montana veterans, who count on these stabilizing braces to exercise their Second Amendment rights,” Daines said. “Senate Democrats have proven once again that they are in lockstep with President Biden’s unconstitutional gun grabbing agenda. I’m very disappointed that my colleagues across the aisle have once again sought to undermine Montanans’

Daines Demands Information on Great Falls Gun Shop Search

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to the IRS demanding more information after Highwood Creek Outfitters in Great Falls was searched by federal agents on June 14, 2023. “I write today seeking further clarification surrounding events that took place on June 14, 2023 at Highwood Creek Outfitters gun shop in Great Falls, Montana. According to the owner and local reporting on the event, 20 armed federal agents entered the store, remained on the premises for several hours, and confiscated several boxes worth of documents. Among the documents reportedly seized were Firearms Transaction Records (ATF Form 4473) that contain the personally