Deutch Slams Trump Admin. Move to Make Gun Exports Easier
Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) issued this statement after the Trump Administration proposed moving approval of some gun exports from the U.S. State Department to the U.S. Commerce Department, which would loosen restrictions and Congressional oversight of these weapons sales:
“Remember when Oliver North – now the head of the NRA – was caught illegally selling weapons to Iran? After only a few weeks of being the gun companies' point man in America, the Trump Administration is moving to make it easier for American gun manufacturers to sell weapons without Congressional oversight - weapons that could wind up in the hands of human rights abusers and dictators," said Congressman Deutch. "The President's action today will make it easier for gun companies to export gun violence around the world. Congress must act to block this proposed rule."