Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt joined a 20-state coalition led by West Virginia and Arizona in arguing against the Biden administration’s proposed regulation of firearm parts. In addition to joining the coalition’s comment letter, the Missouri Attorney General’s Office filed a separate, but similar, comment letter.
The coalition’s comment letter can be found here: https://ago.mo.gov/docs/default-source/press-releases/2021-08-19-atf-comments.pdf?sfvrsn=ca8075ff_2
Missouri’s separate comment letter can be found here: https://ago.mo.gov/docs/default-source/press-releases/2021-8-19-ltr-lange.pdf?sfvrsn=70b90b8a_2
The attorneys general contend a proposed rule set forth by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”) exceeds authority granted to the bureau under the Gun Control Act of 1968.