CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) recently joined a group of senators – led by U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) – in introducing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution of Disapproval to block the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) interim final rule that targets U.S. businesses that support Americans’ exercise of their Second Amendment rights.

“This is yet another example of the outrageous overreach of the Biden administration, this time attempting to infringe on the Second Amendment rights of West Virginians and Americans. Not only is this interim final rule illegal, it will also create adverse consequences for all aspects of the firearm industry and their ability to operate and provide service to their customers. West Virginians are ardent supporters of their right to bear arms and I am fighting this regulation for them,” Senator Capito said


The interim final rule severely restricts the ability of American firearm, ammunition, and related-component manufacturers to obtain a license to export their products for sale. In effect, this is an attempt to permanently extend the current “pause” on such export licenses and will rescind approximately 2,000 active export licenses for certain firearms. In addition to being an unlawful, unjustified exercise of regulatory authority, this will have a substantial, negative impact on these American manufacturers, their suppliers, and the jobs they support. 

Full text of the resolution of disapproval can be found here.

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