Gun control amendment to oversight bill fails

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Reintroduced by Rep. Todd Young (R-Ind.) in January, the REINS Act would force a congressional review of all major regulations that have an impact on the economy of $100 million or more.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said congressional oversight is necessary, even in the case of well-intentioned gun safety measures. He expressed concern that agencies could try to curtail Second Amendment protections.

A system in which bureaucrats impose rules on citizens is not what the framers of the Constitution would have wanted, Goodlatte said.