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Federal Judge Vacates ATF's Unlawful Ghost Gun Regulation

Video Highlights

  • Federal judge grants summary judgment for plaintiffs in vanderstock v. Garland case
  • The judge vacates ATF's frame or receiver rule, preventing enforcement
  • The ruling highlights the unconstitutional actions of the ATF
  • FPC and FPC Action Foundation continue to fight against the disarmament regime

Video Summary

In a significant victory for gun rights advocates, a federal judge has vacated the ATF's unlawful ghost gun regulation. The ruling comes as a result of the vanderstock v. Garland case, in which Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and FPC Action Foundation were plaintiffs. The judge's decision grants summary judgment for the plaintiffs and prevents the enforcement of the ATF's frame or receiver rule.


This ruling is a testament to the power of fighting against unconstitutional tyranny. It demonstrates that when individuals and organizations refuse to back down and resist, they can achieve remarkable results. The ghost gun regulation, which was initially deemed impossible to defeat, has now been vacated.


The case raises the question of whether the federal government has the authority to regulate partially manufactured firearm components and related products in accordance with the Gun Control Act of 1968. The court concluded that the government's recent rule was an unlawful agency action and exceeded the ATF's statutory jurisdiction. Consequently, the final rule has been vacated.


FPC and FPC Action Foundation expressed their satisfaction with the court's decision. Cody J. Wisniewski, fpcaf senior attorney for constitutional litigation and FPC's Council in the case, emphasized that the court recognized that the ATF's frame and receiver rule exceeded its congressionally limited authority. This victory sets a precedent for the impending ruling on the pistol brace rule, which is based on the same authority.


Richard Thomas, FPC's vice president of communications, described the ruling as a monumental victory against the tyrannical ATF. FPC and FPC Action Foundation have long argued that the agency has unlawfully targeted gun owners with its rulemaking. Thomas further stated that they will not stop with this victory and will continue to bring cases against the ATF to challenge their immoral and unconstitutional actions.


The ruling against the ATF's ghost gun regulation is just one of many blows the agency has faced in recent times. The Biden administration's approach to gun control has been consistently unsuccessful, with a win rate estimated to be around five to ten percent. Previous Supreme Court rulings have also been unfavorable for the administration, further undermining their efforts.


The fight for gun rights continues, with the focus now shifting to the impending ruling on pistol braces. Gun rights advocates remain committed to defending freedom and pushing back against unconstitutional actions. The recent victory in the vanderstock v. Garland case is a testament to their persistence and determination.