(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Congressman Jason Altmire (PA-04) has joined with U.S. Congressman Steve King (IA-05) to introduce legislation that will clarify regulations and remove unnecessary restrictions on federally licensed firearms dealers and importers in the United States. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) Reform Act would modernize and improve the BATFE by amending and clarifying its policies.
"As part of my ongoing efforts to safeguard Americans' Second Amendment rights, I want to make sure that federally licensed firearms dealers are not subject to poorly formulated and unnecessary regulations," Congressman Altmire said. "The legislation that I have introduced will bring common-sense reform to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives so that it can do a better job of punishing lawbreakers and keeping guns out of the hands of criminals without placing undue restrictions on local businesses."