ATF Final Rule on Braces Halted by New Injunction: Impact on Gun Owners
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ATF Final Rule on Braces Halted by New Injunction: Impact on Gun Owners

The ATF's final rule on stabilizing braces, which has sparked controversy and concern among gun owners, has faced another setback. Gun Owners of America (GOA) and Gun Owners Foundation (GOF) recently secured an injunction against the rule, providing temporary relief for their members and employees of the State of Texas. This development brings some clarity but also raises questions about the scope and implications of the injunction.

California Governor Proposes 28th Amendment to Override Second Amendment

California Governor Gavin Newsom has recently introduced a controversial proposal that aims to add a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The goal of this amendment is to override the Second Amendment and implement stricter gun control measures across the country. Newsom's proposal has sparked significant debate and raised concerns among gun rights advocates. However, the process of amending the Constitution is complex, making the likelihood of this proposal becoming law highly improbable.

NRA Seeks to Expand Injunctions Against ATF's Pistol Brace Rule, Protecting Millions of Gun Owners

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has taken steps to expand the injunctions against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives' (ATF) pistol brace rule, aiming to protect millions of gun owners. In a motion to intervene filed in the SEF Garland case, the NRA seeks to join the lawsuit as a named plaintiff, representing its over 350,000 Texas members and more than 4 million members across the nation.

Decoding Washington's Assault Weapon Laws: A Flowchart Guide

In a recent episode of Washington Gun Law TV, President William Kirk emphasized the importance of staying informed about evolving gun laws and understanding their implications for gun owners. He introduced a valuable resource developed by Tom, an expert from Security Gun Club, in the form of a flowchart that aims to help gun owners determine whether their firearms are classified as assault weapons under Washington's new laws.

National Association of Gun Rights and NRA Members Seek Injunctions on ATF's Pistol Brace Rule

In recent months, the controversy surrounding the ATF's pistol brace rule has been the center of attention for gun rights organizations and their members. While three major organizations have already obtained injunctive relief for their members, questions have arisen about the inclusion of other groups and their potential for protection against the rule. This article delves into the possibility of an injunction on the ATF's pistol brace rule for two prominent organizations that have yet to receive injunctive relief: the National Association of Gun Rights (NAGR) and the National Rifle Association (NRA).

Supreme Court Case Challenges ATF's Power to Regulate Suppressors Under the NFA

In a groundbreaking development, the Supreme Court is set to hear the Texas suppressor lawsuit, which seeks to eliminate the National Firearms Act (NFA) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives' (ATF) regulations on suppressors. The case, known as Paxton v. Duddlebok, will be argued before a federal district court in Texas this week. If successful, the lawsuit could strip the ATF of its power to regulate suppressors made and sold exclusively within the state. This article delves into the details of the case, its implications for Second Amendment rights, and the key arguments put forth by the involved parties.

Supreme Court Decision Limits ATF and State Regulatory Agencies' Power Over Second Amendment Rights

In a recent Supreme Court decision, the case of Sacket v. EPA, the highest court in the United States issued a unanimous ruling that could have far-reaching implications for gun rights. While the case primarily dealt with the jurisdiction of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over property rights, the Court's decision highlighted the need for Congress to regulate such matters rather than delegating authority to regulatory agencies. This ruling challenges the widely known Chevron defense, which has allowed agencies like the ATF and the EPA to create rules without explicit authorization from Congress. As a result, the decision could significantly curtail the power of both federal and state regulatory bodies to restrict constitutionally protected rights, including the Second Amendment.

House Votes Against ATF Pistol Brace Rule, Senate Decision Pending

In a significant development regarding the ATF's pistol brace rule, the House of Representatives has voted in favor of House Joint Resolution 44 (HJR44). The resolution nullifies the ATF's rule, stating that pistol braces are illegal and making gun owners with pistol brace-equipped AR-15 style rifles felons. With a close vote of 219 to 210, the House has sent a strong message against the ATF's stance on pistol braces. However, the resolution must now pass through the Senate, where its fate remains uncertain due to the dominance of a political party traditionally opposed to expanding gun rights. Additionally, the President's support is required for the resolution to become law, and the President has previously expressed reservations about the AR-15 and pistol braces.

What to Do If ATF Shows Up At Your Door to Inspect Your Pistol Braced Firearms

Gun Law TV, hosted by William Kirk, President of Washington Gun Law, addresses the concerns and questions surrounding ATF inspections of pistol braced firearms. The video provides valuable information for gun owners who have chosen not to comply with the new regulations and those who have registered their firearms under the National Firearms Act (NFA). Understanding your rights and knowing how to handle such situations is crucial to navigate the complexities of firearm ownership and ATF interactions.

Democrats Join GOP to Challenge ATF Pistol Brace Rule

In a surprising turn of events, three Democratic senators are considering supporting a Republican-led effort to repeal the ATF pistol brace rule. This unexpected development comes after the House of Representatives passed a resolution to stop the rule, leading many to believe it would face staunch opposition in the Senate or be vetoed by President Biden. However, with a possible shift in Democratic support, the Senate is now anticipated to vote on killing Biden's regulation on AR-15s equipped with pistol braces.

Ground Breaking Supreme Court Decision Strikes Down Suppressor Restrictions!

In a significant development, two lawsuits are making headway in challenging the state ban on suppressor purchase and possession in Illinois. The cases, Morse V Raul and Anderson V Raul, have been filed in separate federal District Courts within the state. Their aim is to remove the restrictions on suppressors, also known as silencers, and potentially set a groundbreaking precedent by declaring such bans as unconstitutional under the Second Amendment.