Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik joined her colleagues in introducing a resolution to prevent the Biden Administration’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) from enforcing an anti-Second Amendment pistol brace rule.
This rule would reclassify pistols as short-barreled rifles if they have a stabilizing brace attachment, even though many disabled veterans and other Americans rely on these braces to use their firearms.
“I am standing up against Joe Biden’s attempt to shred the Constitution and take away the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners,” Stefanik said. “In pursuit of the Far Left anti-gun agenda, the Biden Administration reclassifying pistols as short barrel rifles shows their blatant attempt to take guns out of the hands of law-abiding owners who use their Constitutionally-protected Second Amendment rights to keep our families and communities safe. I will continue to provide a critical check on Joe Biden and hold his Administration accountable for attacking the Constitutional rights of Americans.”
Under this rule, otherwise lawful gun owners could face up to 10 years in jail and thousands of dollars in fines if they fail to register pistols with stabilizing braces with the ATF. If gun owners do not register their firearms, they would have to destroy the firearm, surrender their firearm to the ATF, or remove the brace in such a way that it cannot be reattached.
Read full text of the resolution, led by Congressman Andrew Clyde (R-GA), here.