The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) recently classified Q LLC's “Honey Badger” pistol as a "short-barreled rifle" (SBR), which is subject to the National Firearms Act's (NFA) regulations.
Gun owners who possess this pistol face the risk of federal felony prosecution for owning a controlled firearm without following the due process. This process includes registration, submitting fingerprints and other sensitive personal information, and a tax of $200.
Additionally, such individuals are at risk of being killed by federal agents enforcing federal laws on dangerous weapons.
At Lone Star Gun Rights, we believe that this classification is arbitrary, unfair, and misguided. This is because the ATF has, since 2012, agreed that handguns equipped with pistol stabilizing braces are exempt from NFA's regulations because they're not designed to be fired from the shoulder. However, the ATF is silently revising this rule without informing gun owners or initiating any legislative change action.
This arbitrary change of laws not only violates the Fifth Amendment of American gun owners but also makes compliance a nightmare. Americans who legally obtained Q's Honey Badger pistol will be turned into felons overnight because of ATF's unilateral and arbitrary change of rules.
ATF's arbitrary actions set a dangerous precedent, not only for Q's Honey Badger pistols or gun rights but for other items under ATF's authority.
We, therefore, want you to join us in condemning this practice by signing the petition and notifying the ATF of your displeasure.
Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is pushing universal background checks in our state, and if left unchecked, it will not be long until we see bills like this getting traction in Austin. Texas is embarrassingly ranked 29th for gun rights, and with the help of the political elites in Austin, we will surely rank among New York, California, and Illinois if left to their own devices. Please join our fight today, and help us restore Texas' place as the standard for the U.S.
Join LSGR - https://www.lsgr.live/join
Sign our petition - https://www.lsgr.live/atf-petition
Send a postcard to Dan Patrick - https://www.lsgr.live/store/Postcard-to-Lt-Gov-Patrick-p158378407