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ATF BRACE RULE CHANGE HIT WITH LAWSUITS FROM 26 STATES
acOver half the country has piled on to legal challenges against the federal government's move to consider large-format pistols with stabilizing braces as NFA-regulated short-barrel rifles.
Joining at least two lawsuits already underway against the ATF and the U.S. Department of Justice over the recent rule change are two more lawsuits announced this week.
On Thursday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, allied with Gun Owners of America and the Gun Owners Foundation, filed suit against the feds in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The 152-page suit is sweeping in its scope, and challenges the ATF's rule change on numerous constitutional grounds, even pointing out that SBRs in any context are only regulated as a vestige of a failed plan to ban all handguns back in 1934.
"This is yet another attempt by the Biden Administration to create a workaround to the U.S. Constitution and expand gun registration in America," said Paxton. "There is absolutely no legal basis for ATF’s haphazard decision to try to change the long-standing classification for stabilizing braces, force registration on Americans, and then throw them in jail for ten years if they don’t quickly comply. This rule is dangerous and unconstitutional, and I’m hopeful that this lawsuit will ensure that it is never allowed to take effect."
ATF Brace Rule Change Hit with Lawsuits from 26 States :: Guns.com
Over half the country has piled on to legal challenges against the federal government's move to consider large format pistols with stabilizing braces as NFA-regulated short barrel rifles.