Fighting Back Against an Absurd Attack on Law-Abiding Gun Owners

Anti-gun government bureaucrats shouldn’t block law-abiding Americans from exercising their fundamental rights, and the overzealous Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) has done exactly that. Their most recent unconstitutional regulatory overreach is a new rule banning the use of pistol braces, an attachment that allows users to safely fire a gun with one hand.

The ATF has a pathological obsession with pistol braces. Why? Who knows. They feel like it’s “cheating” and that makes them upset. But there aren’t any substantive arguments against pistol braces. Many disabled gun owners use them, for instance. It doesn’t make a gun any more “lethal.” In fact you might argue it makes it safer because you increase stability and accuracy.

On January 25th, 2023 I introduced the ATF Accountability Act, a bill I originally introduced in the last Congress which the Democrats blocked. This bill would allow small business owners to appeal ATF’s haphazard rulings and creates an avenue to have their appeals heard in front of an administrative law judge. Most other federal regulatory bodies have similar appeals processes to keep them accountable and answerable to the public. The ATF should be treated no different, especially when it has authority to regulate a fundamental right of law-abiding Americans.

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