House Judiciary Committee Republicans Urge ATF to Abandon Restrictions on Stabilizing BracesEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

House Judiciary Committee GOP members called on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to abandon its proposed restrictions on stabilizing braces, calling its proposed rule a “flagrant effort to restrict Americans’ fundamental Second Amendment rights.” “We have serious concerns about the attempt by [ATF] to regulate firearms with stabilizing braces. ATF’s regulatory notice is deeply flawed, beyond the scope of its authority, contrary to years of previous ATF opinions, and harmful to millions of law-abiding American firearm owners,” the Republicans said in a letter dated July 16 to ATF’s Acting Director Marvin Richardson. All 19 GOP committee members—including the committee’s ranking member, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio)—signed the letter. On June 7, 2021, Attorney General Merrick Garland signed a rule proposed by ATF, entitled, “Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached ‘Stabilizing Braces.’” Under the rule, any weapon with a rifled barrel and equipped with an attached stabilizing brace …Read More

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