COLUMBIA, S.C. (WSPA) – South Carolina’s attorney general joined a 17-state coalition suing the Biden administration over a proposal that critics say would violate the Second Amendment.

Attorney General Alan Wilson filed a complaint Thursday against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Department of Justice and the Acting Director of ATF.

The complaint stated ATF’s rulemaking takes steps toward the illegal creation of a national firearms registry.

The Biden administration proposal would require firearm retailers to keep all sales records beyond their current 20-year requirement and turn them over to ATF instead of destroying them themselves.

“The Second Amendment cannot be tampered with by this administration,” the attorney general said. “If it had its way, it would erase the Second Amendment.”

The complaint argued that Biden’s proposal threatens the privacy of every gun owner in the country.

The attorney generals of Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming joined the coalition prior to the South Carolina attorney general.

Click here to read the complaint.