Proposed guidance regulating AR-15 pistols is touching off anger among Second Amendment activists and sparking controversy. On August 3, 2020, gun maker Q received a cease-and-desist letter from the agency regarding its Honeybadger AR pistol. It seems like every other week they are changing their minds on definitions from bump stocks, to pistol braces, to what is a silencer, to what is not a silencer — the list goes on.”, Rathner described the NFA as “a complete disaster; a terrible statute that should be repealed in its entirety, including the Hughes Amendment.”. googletag.display('wpdev-inline-bottom'); The proposal seeks to evaluate AR pistol with braces on a case by case bases. The ATF, Rathner said, started out more as a tax collection agency but has morphed into a regulatory entity with an aggressive enforcement arm. … My guess is this is far from the end of the matter,” Rathner added. That’s a good start, but we still need gun owners and Second Amendment supporters to add their voice to the … Tiger Woods Injured in Serious Car Accident. For those that have not heard about the proposed rule changes, here’s an explanation of what it means from Cam Edwards of BearingArms.com On that same day, Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) and 89 other U.S. Reps. sent a letter to the ATF demanding they reverse course and correct the “injustice” of reclassifying AR pistols. "Modern society will shame you for earning money, shame you for being happy, shame you for being raised well, shame you for having children, and ultimately, shame you for existing. It is unusual for information about talks between a … Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Speculation aside, what we know for sure is that the ATF has to date been relatively quiet about their criteria for determining what is an NFA item, possibly to comply with the Donald Trump administration’s order that changes to all federal agency rules be printed in the Federal Register and subject to public comments. While the ATF backing off braces, for now, might seem an apparent win, don’t celebrate too soon, this “Friday afternoon surprise” (released just before a holiday in this case) may have been a way to take the heat off the ATF as the picture becomes rosier for federal gun control efforts. Gaetz said he and six of his congressional colleagues have sent a letter to the acting ATF director, Regina Lombardo, and Atty. ATF Pistol Brace Ruling May Be Trojan Horse For Biden Administration ... 2020 Andy Hogue. The leadership at the ATF almost assuredly wishes to enhance firearm regulation and the incoming Presidential administration is the most rabidly anti-gun in American history. December 18, 2020 ATF Releases Notice on the Pistol Stabilizing Brace, Opens Door for SBRs In what will likely lead to registration, the ATF has released an official notice on the pistol stabilizing brace, which might also lead to SBR amnesty. We will continue to monitor any changes. Speculation aside, what we know for sure is that the ATF has to date been relatively quiet about their criteria for determining what is an NFA item, possibly to comply with the Donald Trump administration’s order that changes to all federal agency rules be printed in the Federal Register and subject to public comments. }); This pursuit resulted in the ATF being posed to reevaluate and reclassify a number of AR pistols with stabilizer braces, placing them under the same registration and taxation rules as suppressors, machine guns, short-barreled shotguns, and short-barreled rifles. But the nature of federal agencies is not to let the populous determine that, which has resulted in many absurd decisions by both federal rule-makers and agents in the field. by the Shoot On staff. w.ldAdInit = w.ldAdInit || []; The withdrawal of the guidance came hours after U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson (R-North Carolina) and 89 other Congress members sent a letter to the ATF demanding that the bureau “immediately take action to correct this injustice.” }); if (!d.getElementById(i)) { The public comment period for the ATF’s proposed rules for pistol stabilizing braces just opened last Friday, but already more than 13,000 comments have been received by the agency. But for now, the ATF is playing it safe by punting. “If you miss the barrel length by an inch this way or an inch that way, you risk a federal felony — it’s absurd,” Rathner said. According to Gaetz’s letter, BATFE has begun enforcement of a standard that declares brace-equipped pistols with a length-of-pull of more than 13.5 inches are SBRs. This article, and its headlines, remain as published. “And, special thanks to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Congressman Hudson for taking the lead in pushing ATF to rethink its arbitrary and unhelpful ‘guidance.’”. slot: 9232060221193318, For those that have not heard about the proposed rule changes, here’s an explanation of what it means from Cam Edwards of BearingArms.com According to The Washington Free Beacon the proposal by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) could require millions of AR-15 pistols and similar firearms — which are designed with braces that strap on to a … As of late December 2020, much has been written and said about a recent set of proposed rules for pistol braces by the ATF. j.async = true; However, the gift may be a Trojan horse we’re finding out closer to New Year’s Day. From December 18, 2020 to January 4, 2021 the ATF is accepting formal comments on the proposed rulemaking entitled Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons wit Stabilizing Braces.The proposal sets forth a series of criteria that would be used to evaluate firearms as either pistols with attached stabilizing braces or firearms that should be regulated … 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. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) withdrew the guidance on its proposed AR pistol reclassification Wednesday. December 23, 2020 Ryan Morgan On Wednesday night the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) withdrew a proposed guidance that would have reclassified millions of AR-15 style pistols and other weapons with braces that stabilize a user’s wrist when firing, to short-barreled rifles, which are much more heavily regulated. Other comments focused on the possibility that certain pistols with a stabilizing brace would fall under a vague, default category, thereby opening manufacturers, sellers, and gun owners alike to federal prosecution and expensive litigation. googletag.display('wpdev-inline-top'); This is a stark reversal of the ATF’s steady push toward changing rules and placing some AR pistols with stabilizer braces under the purview of the National Firearms Act (NFA) and/or Gun Control Act (GCA). At least publicly. Most everyone agrees that the ATF is in trouble from their checkered past to the new regulations over accessories like bump stocks. While the ATF backing off braces, for now, might seem an apparent win, don’t celebrate too soon, this “Friday afternoon surprise” (released just before a holiday in this case) may have been a way to take the heat off the ATF as the picture becomes rosier for federal gun control efforts. The comments process can be fierce and could draw more attention than what the agency would prefer. On Wednesday, December 23, 2020, the NRA announced that the ATF had withdrawn the guidance for its proposed AR pistol reclassification: JUST IN: The ATF withdrew its guidance on pistol stabilizing braces. On Dec. 23, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) announced it was withdrawing a notice and request for comments regarding stabilizing braces, titled “Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with ‘Stabilizing Braces.’” These braces are devices that replace buttstocks and are designed and intended only for use as forearm supports to provide a more stable firearm platform. The argument was that shouldering a pistol brace would make your pistol an unregistered short-barreled rifle. “We would like to thank the NRA members, gun owners, and members of Congress who stood up for the Second Amendment rights of all Americans,” a press release from NRA-ILA stated. Thank you to all @NRA members, gun owners, pro-2A members of Congress, @SenateMajLdr McConnell, @RepRichHudson, and all who helped strike down the @ATFHQ’s unsuccessful overreach. p = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; googletag.cmd.push(function() { The “injustice,” as we previously reported, was that the proposed guidelines were confusing to owners as well as vendors and could potentially lead to felony charges. It seems like every other week they are changing their minds on definitions from bump stocks, to pistol braces, to what is a silencer, to what is not a silencer — the list goes on.” ATF Pistol Brace Ruling May Be Trojan Horse For Biden Administration December 31st, 2020 Andy Hogue America’s 700,000 owners of pistol braces received a … They are neither designed nor intended to be fired from the shoulder. Pistol braces became a favorite among gun owners with disabilities who find it difficult to handle and fire a rifle of conventional length. googletag.cmd.push(function() { But before we get into this radical new ruling, I need to explain how we got there. On Dec. 23, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) announced it was withdrawing a notice and request for comments regarding stabilizing braces, titled “Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with ‘Stabilizing Braces.’” These braces are devices that replace buttstocks and are designed and intended only for use as forearm supports to provide a more stable firearm platform. Published in Bearing Arms By: Cam Edwards. Other comments focused on the possibility that certain pistols with a stabilizing brace would fall under a vague, default category, thereby opening manufacturers, sellers, and gun owners alike to federal prosecution and expensive litigation. Bradenton, Fla. (December 17, 2020) – SB Tactical® learned on December 16 of the ATF’s plan to publish their proposed ‘Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with Stabilizing Braces’ guidance on https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2020-27857, which will be open for comment on Friday, December 18, 2020 until December 31, 2020. While the ending of public comments and withdrawal of the guidance seems like a victory, the issue is still pending the Department of Justice review, according to the ATF statement. The requirement for public comments will likely change under a Biden administration. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. In other words, it’s not as easy to impose a rule on the American people as it once was. The withdrawal of the guidance came hours after U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson (R-North Carolina) and 89 other Congress members sent a letter to the ATF demanding that the bureau “immediately take action to correct this injustice.”. You are currently reading "ATF Withdraws Pistol Brace Guidance", entry #26486 on The Captain's Journal.This article is filed under the category(s) BATFE and was published December 23rd, 2020 by Herschel Smith. “There’s no question that ATF is a dysfunctional agency that has operated in the realm of patchwork. On Friday, the ATF submitted a proposal to the Federal Register for new rules/guidance on evaluating pistol braces on firearms. The public comment period for the ATF’s proposed rules for pistol stabilizing braces just opened last Friday, but already more than 13,000 comments have been received by the agency. The notice informed and invited comment from the industry and public on a proposed guidance prior to issuing a final guidance document. Todd Rathner, the Executive Director of the NFA Freedom Alliance, told International Sportsman the entire situation demonstrates the flaws of the National Firearms Act and the power it places in unelected bureaucrats even 96 years after its initial passage. However, the proliferation of pistol braces eventually caused them to (somewhat) see the light and, in 2019, issued a new memorandum, which they declared the “final ruling.” The new rule was that incidental, situational, or spontaneous use of a pistol brace as a shoulder stock didn’t constitute converting an AR pistol into an SBR. AR Pistol Brace Confusion. People weren’t happy. The ATF, evidently, is not indicating that the mere presence of a brace on a pistol automatically converts the firearm into one under the purview of the National Firearms Act." So, the ATF released a statement that said shouldering a pistol brace would make your pistol an SBR, which is illegal: "Consequently, the attachment of the SB-15 brace to an AR-type pistol alone; would not change the classification of the pistol to an SBR. 2014: ATF rules against shouldering braces. } On November 18, 2020, Breitbart News reported that the ATF was working with President-Elect Joe Biden to go after AR pistols with stabilizer braces. } Century Old Root of the Problem “This episode is an example of an agency that can’t tell left from right, or black from white, they issue a statement informing us of the subjective criteria they are using and ask for comment when the plan is to just proceed. } While the ending of public comments and withdrawal of the guidance seems like a victory, the issue is still pending the Department of Justice review, according to the ATF statement. w.ldAdInit.push({ Proposed guidance regulating AR-15 pistols is touching off anger among Second Amendment activists and sparking controversy. Like anyone is using a pistol brace as a brace and not a buttstock, quit deluding yourselves, just go get a tax stamp.. Maybe, if folks weren’t constantly posting videos and pics running through a d-60 mag with the brace shouldered the whole time no one would give a crap about braces actually being misused as shoulder stocks and leave it alone. “We would like to thank the NRA members, gun owners, and members of Congress who stood up for the Second Amendment rights of all Americans,” a press release from NRA-ILA stated. “And, special thanks to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Congressman Hudson for taking the lead in pushing ATF to rethink its arbitrary and unhelpful ‘guidance.’” With the leak of a new letter showing that ATF is opening up a public comment period ahead of finalizing their “Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with Stabilizing Braces” document, there is renewed fear of an impending pistol brace ban. The Q LLC Honey Badger pistol, which fires the .300 blackout cartridge, sports a barrel length under 16 inches and uses a pistol arm brace, which traditionally allowed a firearm to be classified as a pistol under ATF guidelines, even though it is visually similar to a rifle, according to the letter.. ATF Continues Rogue Assault on Common Pistols, Rule of Law Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. Submitted by: Frank Nedza. However, the ATF might be Joe Biden’s best chance at having an impact on gun policy without involving Congress. He articulated plans to restructure the ATF and other Justice Department agencies to “most-effectively secure our gun laws,” adding plans to secure efficient funding for the Department of Justice to “effectively enforce our existing gun laws, increase the frequency of inspections of firearms dealers, and repeal riders that get in the way of that work.” “If the ATF came up with specific criteria — if you have a firearm that has a barrel length of more than this or less than that, or a specific length of pull, or if it weighs over a specific amount — then a citizen could comply with that. “A law-abiding gun owner who wishes to comply with the law is never given an objective set of standards, such as whether their firearm with a brace is classified a short-barrel rifle or not,” Rathner said. Without going through the proper legislative process, Rathner continued, owners are not only left in a continual lurch as to when the rug will be pulled out from under them but are also given vague guidance. Published in Bearing Arms By: Cam Edwards. In 2017, the ATF reversed their opinion, saying use of an unmodified arm brace as a buttstock isn't illegal. On December 22, 2020, Breitbart News informed readers that the ATF had posted guidance for AR pistol reclassification to the Federal Register. In 2012, the pistol brace took the shooting community by storm as it gave those wishing to avoid the otherwise-required federal paperwork, or who prefer a way to legally build carbines with barrels less than 16 inches, a cost-effective and perfectly legal option. This guidance comes after a lot of quesitons as to when you could or could not put a vertical foregrip on an AR pistol. The “injustice,” as we previously reported, was that the proposed guidelines were confusing to owners as well as vendors and could potentially lead to felony charges. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange. 2nd AmendmentPoliticsATFDemocrat Gun Controlgun control. The requirement for public comments will likely change under a Biden administration. if (!checkUDM()) { UPDATE, Dec. 23, 2020: Several days after publication of this story, the ATF withdrew its Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with “Stabilizing Braces” guidance. November 10th, 2020, during an ATF conference call, Acting Director Regina Lombardo told those in attendance that the anti-gun Biden transition team has reached out to the ATF to get the agency’s “top priorities”. October 26, 2020 Why a Former Employee Testified Against the ATF in a Pistol Brace Case When a disabled veteran put a cane tip on the end of a pistol brace, the ATF went after him, compelling a former employee to deliver expert testimony. “If there’s one thing Americans are good at, it’s figuring out what’s legal and what’s not legal, and creating products that fit into that legal niche — that is truly American ingenuity,” Rathner said, of the innovation of pistol braces. All Rights Reserved. He articulated plans to restructure the ATF and other Justice Department agencies to “most-effectively secure our gun laws,” adding plans to secure efficient funding for the Department of Justice to “effectively enforce our existing gun laws, increase the frequency of inspections of firearms dealers, and repeal riders that get in the way of that work.”. Score one for the vox populi — for now, at least. Mrgunsngear has a comprehensive rundown on his YouTube channel . Interested in more national news? }); … My guess is this is far from the end of the matter,” Rathner added. In 2012, the pistol brace took the shooting community by storm as it gave those wishing to avoid the otherwise-required federal paperwork, or who prefer a way to legally build carbines with barrels less than 16 inches, a cost-effective and perfectly legal option. p.parentNode.insertBefore(j, p); That isn’t happening. if (!checkUDM()) { … Unfortunately, I think this will be held over for a Biden administration and it will end up being worse for law-abiding gun owners. As of 2020, the ATF has not changed their last opinion. This notice effectively affirms the subjective criteria ATF uses in determining whether a firearm is an NFA item or not (it is not a “new” directive, per se). if (!checkUDM()) { However, the ATF might be Joe Biden’s best chance at having an impact on gun policy without involving Congress. It isn’t just religion that controls you by declaring you a sinner.". Please let us know if you're having issues with commenting. Early commenters on the proposed changes to the pistol brace guidelines called the new criteria “arbitrary” and “subjective” rather than objective, fact-based determinations. Todd Rathner, the Executive Director of the NFA Freedom Alliance, told International Sportsman the entire situation demonstrates the flaws of the National Firearms Act and the power it places in unelected bureaucrats even 96 years after its initial passage. ATF: Objective Factors For Classifying Weapons With Stabilizing Braces From December 18, 2020 to January 4, 2021 the ATF is accepting formal comments on the proposed rulemaking entitled Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons wit Stabilizing Braces. However, ATF is absolutely attempting to crack down on what it will consider a pistol, and what it will not. “There’s no question that ATF is a dysfunctional agency that has operated in the realm of patchwork. U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The … Congressman Matt Gaetz announced today on his podcast the ATF is crafting secret rules restricting the possession of certain pistol braces by American citizens, and that he has sent them a letter demanding they stop. The comments process can be fierce and could draw more attention than what the agency would prefer. “If the ATF came up with specific criteria — if you have a firearm that has a barrel length of more than this or less than that, or a specific length of pull, or if it weighs over a specific amount — then a citizen could comply with that. We don't recommend shouldering your brace all the time, according to the ATF's vague language. 2020 has brought no shortage of unwelcome surprises, including a few from […] “If there’s one thing Americans are good at, it’s figuring out what’s legal and what’s not legal, and creating products that fit into that legal niche — that is truly American ingenuity,” Rathner said, of the innovation of pistol braces. In other words, it’s not as easy to impose a rule on the American people as it once was. By Max McGuire / 10/08/2020 / Gun Rights, Today's Action Alerts The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) just announced that it is redefining a pistol that was approved during the Obama years, turning untold numbers of gun owners into felons over night. “A law-abiding gun owner who wishes to comply with the law is never given an objective set of standards, such as whether their firearm with a brace is classified a short-barrel rifle or not,” Rathner said. Gun Control Trojan Horse The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) just announced that it is redefining a pistol that was approved during the Obama years, turning untold numbers of gun owners into felons over night. Therefore, it fell under the NFA, and all owners would need to register with the ATF. j.id = i; Throughout two presidential administrations, the ATF wavered on how to classify this innovation, as well as the maximum length for concealable barrels and what exactly constitutes “illegal shouldering.” See a recap here. “If you miss the barrel length by an inch this way or an inch that way, you risk a federal felony — it’s absurd,” Rathner said. … Unfortunately, I think this will be held over for a Biden administration and it will end up being worse for law-abiding gun owners. size: [0, 0], (function(w, d, s, i) { This notice effectively affirms the subjective criteria ATF uses in determining whether a firearm is an NFA item or not (it is not a “new” directive, per se). America’s 700,000 owners of pistol braces received a gift from an unlikely source the day before Christmas Eve. Without going through the proper legislative process, Rathner continued, owners are not only left in a continual lurch as to when the rug will be pulled out from under them but are also given vague guidance. The public comment period for the ATF’s proposed rules for pistol stabilizing braces just opened last Friday, but already more than 13,000 comments have been received by the agency. Meanwhile, purveyors of firearms and … Submitted by: Frank Nedza. But the nature of federal agencies is not to let the populous determine that, which has resulted in many absurd decisions by both federal rule-makers and agents in the field. ATF Pistol Brace Reversal Political Move, 60-Day Suspension of Honey Badger Decision, Photo by @the_official_q. Most everyone agrees that the ATF is in trouble from their checkered past to the new regulations over accessories like bump stocks. With a Biden administration probable and a Republican majority in the Senate undetermined until the Georgia Runoffs on Jan. 5, the ATF could be passing the buck to the White House in hopes an executive order or legislative push could accomplish the same goal. As explained in the notice, the proposed guidance was not a regulation. Until this year, that is. The order indicated that the Honeybadger, in large part due to the SB Tactical pistol brace, was an SBR – not an AR pistol. However, the gift may be a Trojan horse we’re finding out closer to New Year’s Day. On November 18, 2020, Breitbart News reported that the ATF was working with President-Elect Joe Biden to go after AR pistols with stabilizer braces. Angry politicians started crying foul over the Sig shoulder brace saga. j.src = "//cdn2.lockerdomecdn.com/_js/ajs.js"; Possible (likely) ruling by ATF would make existing firearms with arm braces NFA weapons subject to registration and taxation. The ATF, Rathner said, started out more as a tax collection agency but has morphed into a regulatory entity with an aggressive enforcement arm. AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. Pistol braces are one of the Agency’s top two concerns, along with 80% lower receivers, according to ATF Acting Director Regina Lombardo. But having a checklist of 10 factors, some of which may apply, and some may not, and leaving that to be decided on the spot, that is too unpredictable and nearly impossible for any law-abiding gun owner to comply with.”. id: "ld-7075-6" So, letters from the industry and from private gun owners were drafted and sent to the ATF asking them to disavow this position. This article originally appeared in International Sportsman. Gen. William Barr demanding ATF refrain from drafting the rules without Congressional purview. Pistol braces became a favorite among gun owners with disabilities who find it difficult to handle and fire a rifle of conventional length. Translation: if you want to keep your arm-brace-stabilized AR pistol that you have owned prior to December 18, 2020, you may be exempt from the NFA tax, but you will have to register the firearm via established NFA compliance protocols. Did the hopeful administration of His Fraudulency Joe Biden collude with the ATF to stir the waters with pistol braces? 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"We understand that ATF is currently considering restricting one arm brace model owned by over 700,000 Americans," Congressman Gaetz writes along with six other members of … Rathner described the NFA as “a complete disaster; a terrible statute that should be repealed in its entirety, including the Hughes Amendment.” In a 16 page draft copy of proposed rulemaking/guidance specifying "Objective Factors for Classifying Stablizing Braces", the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has proposed entering into rulemaking to delineate the objective factors considered when "evaluating firearms with an attached stabilizing brace to determine whether … But having a checklist of 10 factors, some of which may apply, and some may not, and leaving that to be decided on the spot, that is too unpredictable and nearly impossible for any law-abiding gun owner to comply with.” Did shouldering a weapon really mean that weapon should be reclassified as an SBR? 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