ATF Releases New Guidance for Stabilizing Braces

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posted on December 21, 2020
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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) published its proposed “Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with ‘Stabilizing Braces’” guidance Friday, Dec. 18. 

The NRA released a statement in response to the ATF’s recent actions: “By completely changing course on earlier decisions, BATFE has signaled that it is ready and eager to collaborate with Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and other gun control extremists to infringe on our Second Amendment rights. The NRA will fight these aggressive anti-gun actions on pistol stabilizing braces and Polymer80. Gun owners know elections have consequences. This is why we must all fight to protect the pro-gun Senate majority in the run-off races in Georgia.”

On the back of a potential Joe Biden presidency, the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) reported last month that BATFE would likely target pistol stabilizing braces and unfinished receivers, and warned about the threat of a Biden administration.

“As BATFE leadership scheme with a potential Biden administration, gun owners must remain vigilant to protect their rights by providing a political counterweight to unwarranted unilateral executive action. Biden has already made clear that he does not recognize the supreme law of the land, the U.S. Constitution and its Second Amendment, so there is no telling the lengths he would go to subvert the law by edict,” reported NRA-ILA.

It’s clear that elections have consequences, and that’s why the two remaining Georgia races are of the utmost importance to proponents of the Second Amendment. Both Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue are needed to help weather the oncoming storm of attacks against your rights.

Already, anti-gun groups like Everytown—a group that is essentially an extension of Michael Bloomberg’s personal anti-gun agenda—the Brady group, and more are spending heavily in the state. Your NRA, however, is standing against these anti-freedom groups and standing to defend your Second Amendment rights.

In addition, NRA will submit comments on the latest overreach by BATFE on pistol braces. Anyone interested in helping efforts to counter anti-gun bureaucratic assaults on freedom should continue to visit www.nraila.org, where guidance will be posted.

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