Justice Department Unveils Proposed Gun Restriction RuleEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

The Department of Justice on Monday unveiled a proposed rule that regulations for rifles apply to pistols that are equipped with certain stabilizing braces. The rule states that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives should on a case-by-case basis determine whether a particular gun, when configured with a stabilizing brace, “bears the objective features of a firearm designed and intended to be fired from the shoulder and is thus subject to the NFA,” the National Firearms Act. “The use of a purported ‘stabilizing brace’ cannot be a tool to circumvent the NFA (or the GCA) and the prohibition on the unregistered possession of ‘short-barreled rifles,'” the proposed rule says. GCA stands for the Gun Control Act of 1968. Stabilizing braces are used to bolster the stability and accuracy of guns. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register. Members of the public will have 90 days to submit comments. …Read More

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