H.R. 2578 Feinstein Amendment Attorney General Authority over Firearm Transfers (Roll Call 106)
The Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) amendment to the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill allows the US Attorney General to unilaterally deny requests to transfer a firearm to certain law-abiding citizens. ACU opposes placing such power in the hands of one person without due process, which could be used for political purposes, and opposed this amendment. The Senate defeated the amendment on June 20, 2016 by a vote of 47-53.