Brnovich joins lawsuit seeking to bar crackdown on ‘ghost guns’

So called “ghost guns”” come. in all sizes

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services 

Attorney General Mark Brnovich in legal papers filed Wednesday joined with others in a lawsuit to bar the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms from cracking down on what the agency considers “ghost guns.”

Attorney General Mark Brnovich is joining a lawsuit to bar the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms from cracking down on what the agency considers “ghost guns.”

In legal papers filed Wednesday, Brnovich joined with challengers to argue that new rules, set to go into effect next month, violate not only the agency’s authority but exceed the ability of ATF to regulate interstate commerce.

More to the point, the lawsuit argues, the Biden administration is trying to do what it cannot get Congress to enact.

“The final rule unconstitutionally subverts Congress’ authority, exercising quintessentially legislative powers in a manner that could never pass either (let alone both) houses of Congress today, which is precisely why defendants have no intent whatsoever to ask for legislative authorization to take such unprecedented actions,” the lawsuit states. “Yet under our Constitution, the president (much less unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats within the executive branch) is not a king who can exercise this sort of unbridled power unilaterally.”

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