Senator Tester Slams New Justice Department Gun Policy
Senator: Policy violates gun rights, invades privacy, creates red tape.
U.S. SENATE –-(Ammoland.com)- Saying it violates gun rights, invades privacy and creates needless red tape, U.S. Senator Jon Tester is slamming a new Justice Department policy that prohibits licensed medical marijuana card-holders from purchasing firearms and ammunition and requires gun dealers to obtain private medical information from customers before selling firearms or ammunition.
Tester is telling Attorney General Eric Holder and the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to back off the new policy.
“These regulatory changes infringe upon both privacy and Second Amendment rights of Montanans while placing an unreasonable burden upon the small business owners who sell firearms and ammunition,” Tester wrote. “The Department of Justice should immediately reconsider this misguided effort.”
Tester added that stripping Montanans of their Second Amendments rights for simply possessing a state-issued medical marijuana card is ‘unacceptable.’
Tester, chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, is a strong advocate for Montana’s Second Amendment rights. In July, he led a group of Senators warning President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton not to infringe on Americans’ gun rights while negotiating the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty.
Tester’s letter to Attorney General Holder and Assistant Director Arthur Herbert appears below:
Senator Tester really needs to stop referring to Eric Holder as "Honorable"… there is nothing honorable about that slimebag!