Louisiana secures injunction against Biden's unlawful ATF rule

Louisiana and a coalition of other states have blocked Joe Biden’s unlawful ban on private firearm sales.

Back in April, 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.

In May, Louisiana Attorney General Liz Murrill sued 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.

A United States District Judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas Amarillo Division granted our motion for a preliminary injunction on June 11.

Read the ruling below:

  • download gov.uscourts.txnd.389307.70.0.pdf