Lummis Works to Overturn Latest Assault on the Second Amendment

May 1, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) joined Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) in announcing their plan to introduce a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to block the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) interim final rule that prohibits Americans from exercising their Second Amendment rights. The rule not only infringes on the Second Amendment rights of Wyoming citizens, but completely halts small businesses from exports, something that will have a huge impact on their revenue. 

“Wyoming firearm and ammunition manufacturers have every right to export their products just as every business in this country does,” said Lummis. “This politically motivated export restriction is wrong, and I am proud to join Senator Hagerty in protecting the Second Amendment and overturning this disastrous rule.”

The interim final rule:

·  Severely restricts the ability of Wyoming firearm, ammunition and related-component manufacturers to obtain a license to export their products for sale. 

·  This is an attempt to effectively 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 exercise of regulatory authority, this will have a substantial negative impact on gun manufacturers, suppliers and the jobs they support.