At Guns Save Life, we have done our part to keep gun owners aware of the Biden regime’s jihad against pistol support braces. These devices, legal for the better part of ten years, will suddenly become a serious federal felony as of roughly May 30th for owners of somewhere between 20 and 40 million braced handguns.
Biden’s ATF is attempting an end-run around Congress to ban these via regulatory rulemaking.
We’re written about options for existing ILLINOIS owners have to maintain compliance with the law.
At the same time, I’ve noted multiple times that this stunt by the Biden regime will likely not pass Constitutional muster with the courts.
And sure enough, the lawsuits have been filed.
America’s largest gun rights advocacy groups are suing the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF’s) new regulations on pistols with stabilizing braces. President Biden recently called these gun accessories “especially dangerous” weapons.
“The bureau is declaring that they will effectively decide on a case-by-case basis whether a firearm is subject to the NFA. Every American gun owner is in danger of potentially facing felony charges at the whim of these bureaucrats and without any new statute in place,” said Jason Ouimet, executive director, NRA Institute for Legislative Action.
NRA is joined in the lawsuit by 25 states led by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley, including Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming.
Simultaneously, Gun Owners of America (GOA), the Gun Owners Foundation (GOF), and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the ATF on the pistol brace rule, according to Breitbart.
GOA has told us that the ATF pistol brace rule “could result in serious criminal charges for owners of up to 40 million guns if they do not register their braced firearms with ATF. “
We are incredibly thankful for @Rep_Clyde‘s leadership on fighting the ATF’s tyrannical pistol brace rule!— Gun Owners of America (@GunOwners) February 9, 2023
We need all pro-gun members of Congress to follow his lead and support the SHORT Act and a Joint Resolution of Disapproval against the rule. 💪 https://t.co/d4BIGv9zTw