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Attorney General Liz Murrill sues the Biden administration over unlawful ban on private firearms sales

Louisiana Attorney General Liz Murrill is suing the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) of the U.S. Department of Justice for illegally attempting to curtail Americans’ constitutional right to privately buy and sell firearms.

Louisiana is part of a multi-state coalition that includes Texas, Mississippi, and Utah.

Just weeks ago, the Justice Department expanded rules requiring background checks and licenses for private gun sales. The ATF’s new final rule could shutdown gun shows and prohibit any private gun transactions between everyday citizens.

These restrictions would require everyone to obtain and pay for a license, and acquire a background check in order to sell a gun. This is unconstitutional, intrusive, and a direct attack on Louisianans’ Second Amendment rights. Hundreds of thousands of law-abiding gun owners across the country would be labeled as dealers or criminals for engaging in the protected private purchase or sale of firearms.

“These new rules clearly violate the Second Amendment. The Biden administration continues to recklessly attack our constitutional rights. Louisiana will challenge them every step of the way,” said Attorney General Liz Murrill.