A press release from Congressman Randy Hultgren:
Hultgren Responds to President’s Executive Actions on Guns
Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today released a statement following the President’s announcement on proposed executive actions regarding guns:
“Yet again, the President has resorted to a favorite tactic—political intimidation—to restrict liberty and further his agenda. The current definition of a gun dealer is reasonable and clearly delineates law-abiding Americans who sell guns for their livelihoods, and law-abiding Americans to whom guns are a hobby and a constitutional right.
“Changing that definition to an arbitrary threshold targets gun owners for increased government intrusion while doing nothing to stop gun violence.
“Americans shouldn’t have to bring their lawyer to a gun show, nor should they fear a knock at the door because they sold or traded legal firearms to their relatives or other gun collectors.
“We already know how the IRS has used its immense authority to abuse American citizens—there’s no reason the administration’s activists can be trusted with that power to enforce an arbitrary redefinition passed without the people’s representatives.
“The administration needs to rethink its plan.”