The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives -- ever since changing its background check policy in 2012 -- has had gun buyers answer questions about race and ethnicity in what's known as a 4473 application form. Gun dealers who do not disclose the information can be hit with fines and other penalties.
But Reps. Diane Black, R-Tenn., and Ted Poe, R-Texas, want to remove the race and ethnicity lines.
"This intrusive reporting requirement by ATF is nothing more than backdoor gun control," Black told FOXNews.com in a written statement. "An individual's race and ethnicity has nothing to do with their ability to safely own a firearm."
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