Biden’s Gun Export Ban Under Fire As Lawmaker Goes To Bat For Industry

  • On October 27, the Department of Commerce announced an immediate pause on commercial firearm exports without prior notice.
  • Rep. Mark Green’s Protect American Gun Exporters Act, if enacted, would stop the current export license pause and prevent the Department of Commerce from “taking any substantially similar actions in the future unless standard rulemaking procedures are followed.”
  • “This pause leaves people vulnerable while directly hurting firearm manufacturing and shipping jobs,” Green said. “The Biden administration’s far-reaching and downright reckless restriction on civilian firearm export licenses clearly showcases their antipathy for the Second Amendment. That’s where my bill comes in. It stops the export license pause and solidifies concrete steps the Department of Commerce must take if it wants to implement similar policies in the future.”