ATF Releases New Proposed Rules Aimed at Banning Pistol Braces


Biden’s ATF is at it again. They proposed rules that would effectively make millions of pistol braces subject to the National Firearms Act, reported

The new rules would potentially require citizens who own pistols with pistol braces to register them as short-barreled rifles (SBRs) and buy a $200 tax stamp.

The ATF proposed a new point system to determine what constitutes an SBR and is subject to the NFA. Any braced pistol which racks up 4 points or more would be considered an SBR.

The proposed rules include the following to determine the point value of a brace:

– 1 point: Minor Indicator (the weapon could be fired from the shoulder)

– 2 points: Moderate Indicator (the weapon may be designed and intended to be

fired from the shoulder)

– 3 points: Strong Indicator (the weapon is likely designed and intended to be

fired from the shoulder)

– 4 points: Decisive Indicator (the weapon is designed and intended to be fired

from the shoulder)

In addition, other accessories add points to a pistol. Take these for example:

- any firearm with a standard buffer tube: 2 points

- any firearm with a red dot: 2 points

- any firearm with flip-up sights: 1 point

- any firearm with a handstop: 2 points

- any firearm with a bipod: 2 points

Any braced pistol weighing over 120 ounces unloaded would accrue 4 points and be classified as an SBR.

The ATF issued recommendations to citizens on how to comply with the new regulation and watch their 2nd Amendment rights float away. You have 5 options:

1) “Permanently remove or alter” the stabilizing brace which would exempt it from the NFA

2) Install a 16” barrel or longer which would exempt it from the NFA

3) “Destroy the firearm”

4) Give it to the ATF

5) Register it as an SBR and pay for a $200 tax stamp

These are all options for the citizens to give up their constitutional rights and lessen their ability to defend themselves.

Companies who wish to continue selling certain firearms can submit them to the ATF for reexamination. The ATF will decide on whether the firearm is classified as an SBR or a braced pistol according to the point system.

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