Lauren Boebert: Delete ATF Gun Records Just like Hillary Bleached Her Emails
Republican congresswoman says gun registry should be destroyed in the same way
Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has called for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to destroy the records it holds on American gun owners using the same method Hillary Clinton used to erase her emails.
On Tuesday, Boebert voiced her support for the fight against the ATF's gun registry.
Boebert is one of several lawmakers supporting a bill to end the registry.
The pro-Second Amendment congresswoman described anti-registry legislation as “BleachBit,” likening the deletion of ATF files to the way Hillary Clinton allegedly erased her emails.
Earlier in the day, Rep. Michael Cloud (R-TX) was introducing the NO REGISTRY Rights ACT.
The bill requires the ATF to destroy its accumulated records on gun sales and transfers.
Cloud’s legislation also directs retiring Federal Firearms License holders (FFLs) to destroy their sales and transfer records.
The measure aims to prevent FFLs from falling into the hands of the ATF.
The Second Amendment Caucus, led by chairman Thomas Massie (R-KY) and co-chair Boebert, endorsed Cloud’s legislation.
Moreover, Boebert spoke to reporters about the legislation, saying, “Today, the ATF has a record of nearly one billion records on transactions [from FFLs.]
"The federal government does not need to know if or when my granny purchased a gun, dating back to the 1970s, and yet they are keeping that information.”
She added, “[The NO REGISTRY Rights Act] would act like BleachBit, something that Hillary Clinton made famous, and would require that these records be deleted.”
The data-deleting software known as BleachBit was made famous by the Clinton team’s use of it to scrub emails from the former secretary of state's private email server.
On August 18, 2015, Clinton was asked by Fox News's Ed Henry if she had wiped her private email server.
“What, like with a cloth or something?” Clinton quipped, making a scrubbing motion with her hand.
That “cloth” turned out to be BleachBit -- a powerful software tool that includes the ability to “shred files to hide their contents and prevent data recovery,” according to BleachBit's website.
Former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) revealed the Clinton team’s use of the software in August 2016.
He said it deleted files so completely that “even God can’t read them” -- a quote BleachBit now proudly uses as an endorsement.