You’ll Never Guess who is challenging the ATF’s gun rule.

“In a bold and necessary move, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has taken legal action against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) over its outrageous rule on stabilizing braces for pistols. This rule, which targets law-abiding gun owners, imposes penalties, fines, and even potential prison sentences for the use of a completely legal accessory.

The NRA, always at the forefront of defending our Second Amendment rights, is determined to expose the failings of this arbitrary and unconstitutional rule. NRA Executive Vice President & CEO Wayne LaPierre stated confidently, “”We are confident in our ability to confront the ATF and [the Department of Justice] – and preserve freedom for NRA members.””

This is not the first time the NRA has taken action against this unjust rule. They have previously submitted comments opposing the rule, intervened in other legal actions, and supported a lawsuit by state attorneys general in North Dakota. Their commitment to protecting the rights of law-abiding citizens knows no bounds.

Pistol braces are accessories that provide support and stability to firearms, particularly benefiting disabled veterans and those who may have difficulty using both hands. However, the ATF has decided to categorize pistols with braces as short-barreled rifles, requiring an unnecessary federal license to own.

The NRA’s lawsuit argues that this rule is not only unconstitutional but also contradicts the ATF’s own longstanding position on pistol braces. The ATF has flip-flopped on this issue, disregarding its previous stance that pistol braces do not transform pistols into rifles subject to burdensome registration and taxation requirements under the National Firearms Act.

The NRA is seeking both preliminary and permanent relief from the ATF’s enforcement of this rule, ensuring that law-abiding NRA members are protected from its unjust consequences. The lawsuit names ATF Director Steven Dettelbach and U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland as defendants.

We cannot overlook the significance of the timing of this legal action. The final rule was set to take effect on June 1, 2023, but gun rights groups and the state of Texas have already obtained preliminary injunctive relief against it. The NRA is determined to safeguard its members from the irreparable harm caused by this rule.

Our NRA members are being unjustly targeted, forced to modify, destroy, register, or surrender their firearms under the threat of criminal prosecution. This is a direct assault on our constitutional rights and cannot go unchallenged.

The NRA is dedicated to pursuing every possible avenue in defense of its law-abiding members and their constitutional freedoms. With the support of other gun rights groups, we are confident that justice will prevail and the rights of law-abiding gun owners will be protected.

We applaud House Republicans for passing a resolution to nullify the ATF’s final rule, and we now look to the Senate to do the same. It’s crucial that we stand united in the face of this unconstitutional overreach.

The NRA’s fight is far from over, but we are resolute in our mission to defend the Second Amendment and protect the rights of our members. Together, we can ensure that freedom prevails over oppressive government regulations. Stay tuned for updates on this critical battle.”

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