Rep. Bob Good (R-VA) brought forth a legislative proposal Tuesday aiming to ban the FBI and ATF from working with local enforcement to launch ‘no knock raids’ on gun owners.
Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) is a co-sponsor of Good’s bill, the Federal Agent Responsibility Act.
Breitbart News reported that a press release from Good made it apparent that he is worried that the ATF’s recently passed AR pistol stabilizer brace rule may “open the door for increased coordination between the ATF and local agents to perform no-knock warrants on law-abiding gun owners.” Good’s legislation has been put forth to stop such raids.
“The Biden Administration continues to weaponize every part of the executive branch to infringe on the rights of all Americans,” said Good.
“Law-abiding gun owners in my district and across the country should not live in fear that federal agents will come knocking at their door to confiscate their guns,” added the Virginia representative. “My bill will provide a check on this administration and ensure no-knock raids are not exploited to violate the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens.”
Included in Good’s proposal is a line that specifies a raid can take place if the “federal officer enters…[a residence] due to a risk or threat of risk of a serious, imminent life-threatening injury to a law enforcement officer or others.”
Breitbart noted that the primary intention of Good’s proposal is to terminate government overreaches through the weaponization of federal agencies.
Good’s promotion of this bill is not the first time he has publicly advocated against the targeting of gun owners by federal agencies such as the ATF or FBI. In a video posted to Twitter by Breitbart in March of last year, Good, who could be seen with well-known conservative Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) standing behind him, spoke out against the ATF after the group allegedly placed the information of American citizens on a database in order to track their firearm purchases.
“It’s no one’s business if we receive a vaccine, it’s no one’s business if we own a firearm…” Good passionately announced at the time.
He additionally promised that Americans are not going to “allow our federal government to have a registry.”
Rep. Bob Good- Vaccines and Gun Rights Are the Same: Not the Gov.'s Business pic.twitter.com/X8Y6DGkIUM
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