Thanks to your response on the ATF’s guidelines for classifying weapons with stabilizing braces, the agency has withdrawn the document pending further DOJ’s review.
“Upon further consultation with the Department of Justice and the Office of the Deputy Attorney General, ATF is withdrawing, pending further Department of Justice review, the notice and request for comments entitled “Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with ‘Stabilizing Braces’,” that was published on December 18, 2020. 85 FR 82516,” the letter reads. “As explained in the notice, the proposed guidance was not a regulation. The notice informed and invited comment from the industry and public on a proposed guidance prior to issuing a final guidance document.”
Although the document was not conclusive and legally binding, it was a blueprint of what the ATF was conspiring to do. The bureau wanted to test the waters before launching a full-scale assault on our Second Amendment rights. Again, we thank you for sending a clear message that your 2A rights were non-negotiable.
We received many comments and support from our members, while many others took the time to sign our petition alongside contacting the ATF.
We pointed out that the document did nothing to express the gun community members’ concerns. The published document threatened the safety and the Second Amendment rights of millions of Americans who depend on pistol stabilizing braces to use firearms effectively for self-defense.
It also threatened to introduce the largest firearm registration scheme in history by transferring AR-15 pistols to the National Firearms Regulations Act (NFA), which demands a $200 federal tax stamp and the collection of sensitive personal details, including photographs and fingerprints.
Our most heartfelt gratitude goes to our members and the 89 members of Congress, who took action and objected to the ATF’s arbitrary determination of pistol stabilizing braces as NFA items and attempting to wipe out our Second Amendment rights in a single swipe of the pen.
However, we need to remain vigilant and proactive in defending our Second Amendment rights. The ATF is not yet done in its attempts to undermine our constitutional rights.
You can be sure that the rogue agency is in the process of conspiring with the Biden team on ways to limit the law-abiding Americans’ access to firearms. Keep tuned for more Second Amendment news, and join us to sustain the fight.
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