The Next Stage of Biden's Gun Grab: New ATF Rules Target Stabilizing Braces
"I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it." - Clint Eastwood... or any Democrat politician.
This is bad news for America’s gun owners, and even for those who don’t own guns.
Yesterday the ATF announced the intent to release their “final ruling” on firearms with attached stabilizing braces, likely to be published this Monday, January 16th.
A little background on what a “stabilizing brace” is and how this will affect gun owners - to be considered a technical rifle in United States, a firearm must have a 16 inch barrel, a stock, and be fired from the shoulder. If a rifle has less than a 16 inch barrel, it’s considered a “Short Barreled Rifle”, or SBR, and subject to greater scrutiny by the ATF.
And finally, there is another class of firearms called “Pistol Caliber Carbines” (PCC) that don’t need stocks to function, they are essentially rifle-looking firearms but are mechanically pistols, and can be fired like a pistol using pistol caliber rounds like 9mm. What one can do is add a stabilizing brace to these pistols to allow them to be fired from the shoulder for more accuracy, creating what looks and acts like a rifle but technically isn’t, and it goes to note these PCCs don’t have the firepower that rifles do because they’re chambered for smaller handgun rounds. PCCs are firearms that are great for home defense and fun at the range because they use cheaper, more available ammunition than standard rifles and SBRs.
Originally, stabilizing braces were designed for people who were handicapped to allow them to be more accurate shooters.
The media, in their never ending barrage of fear porn and lies, are claiming that “Such weapons are considered particularly deadly as they offer the power of a traditional rifle, but are much easier to conceal.” (Quote taken from Reuters article above). This is verifiably not true, as a shorter barreled carbine chambered in 9mm will not have the ballistic power as a longer barreled rifle chambered in 5.56 or 7.62, typical rifle rounds, since the pistol caliber rounds travel at about half the speed.
Everyone wants this guy as their grandpa.
Now, what this 300 page bloviated ATF "ruling” (I hesitate to call it a law) does do is that it increases the rules and regulations for PCCs with braces, essentially classifying them as SBRs. People will have to face increased background checks, taxes, and edicts to purchase and transfer braced PCCs.
This ATF ruling tentatively takes effect 120 days from publishing, and anybody who has a braced pistol who does not register them and pay increased taxes will be considered a felon overnight, facing a potential 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines per possessed firearm. This could instantly affect hundreds of thousands, if not millions of law-abiding citizens across the country.
Ipso facto: because you have an extra piece of plastic on the end of your boom stick, you now have to jump through hoops to keep it, and if you don’t the gumberment now sees you as a felon.
And not just that, but this “law” could be used by the government to extend their warrantless surveillance apparatus.
In an exclusive published by the Epoch Times yesterday, they detail how “dozens of ATF agents requested the monitoring of law-abiding people through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)”.
Could this pistol brace ruling be an effort to also get more people into this background check system, allowing the Fedbois greater warrantless surveillance and scrutiny of the American people? Obvious answer is…
Let’s remember: The ATF does not have the legal authority to pass a law, and what they’re trying to do here is force a regulation as a law without Judicial or Executive Branch involvement.
This ATF ruling is yet another in a long line of legislation that the Democrat party is working to force through that completely subverts the Second Amendment and rips the ability of self-defense against criminals and tyranny from law abiding citizens.
One recent push by Democrat states like Oregon and Washington involve banning “high-capacity magazines”. Translation, normal capacity magazines. The typical rifle magazine is 30 rounds. These states are working to make it illegal to sell magazines over TEN rounds. Only low IQ individuals think 30 round magazines are high-capacity.
Notice how the places with the worst violent crimes are large, Democrat run cities with incredibly strict gun laws.
This author can confirm, as last year I was living in Democrat-kontrolled Washington State where crime was getting significantly worse (as were the gun laws). I then moved to neighboring Idaho, a much more conservative state with some of the most free gun laws in the nation - the crime is much lower and the feeling of safety is much higher. One of the main reasons I moved is because my car got broken into, things were being stolen in front of my house, and here I was living in one of the “safer” areas of Western Washington. It’s sad how the beautiful West Coast is being destroying by “democracy promoting” Democrats.
The good news is that a slew of lawsuits are challenging these overreaching firearms laws around the country, and some constitutional sheriffs in these blue states have openly said that they will not be enforcing the ridiculous state laws in their respective counties.
You can bet that lawsuits are already being penned and drafted to combat the ATFs stabilizing brace rulings. This issue may very well make it’s way up to the Supreme Court, and if it does let’s hope they do the right thing for the American right of defending ourselves against tyrannical power overtaking the nation.
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