Last year, I led efforts against a similar rule proposed by the ATF. Following a letter signed by 90 Members of Congress, in addition to widespread feedback during a public comment period, the ATF revoked the rule on Dec. 23, 2020. Now, we are once again demanding the ATF defend veterans and our Second Amendment.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), the House Republican Conference Secretary, hosted a press conference on Tuesday to discuss a new regulation on pistol stabilizing braces proposed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives (ATF). Rep. Hudson was joined by Republican Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01), Veterans Affairs Committee Ranking Member Mike Bost (IL-12), and military veterans to discuss how the regulation jeopardizes the Second Amendment, especially the ability of disabled combat veterans to exercise their rights.
Nearly the entire Senate Republican caucus signed on to a letter Thursday demanding a withdrawal of a proposed ATF rule that would regulate some pistol-stabilizing braces.
The rule, which was proposed on June 7, would reclassify many pistols used with stabilizing braces as short-barreled rifles, which require a federal license to own under the National Firearms Act.
(The Center Square) – Members of the U.S. House and Senate are urging the federal government to withdraw a rule change they say targets veterans and hurts law-abiding gun owners. Their letters to the federal agencies followed an announcement by Texas that it would be challenging the new rule.
At least 141 Republican members of the House signed the letter urging the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms (ATF) to withdraw proposed guidance on stabilizing braces. Four Republican senators sent a separate letter roughly a week later.
Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) is leading 140 members of Congress against the ATF’s proposed AR-pistol rule and suggesting the rule is a tax on “disabled combat veterans.”
Hudson and his colleagues sent a letter dated June 15, 2021, to Attorney General Merrick Garland and acting ATF director Marvin Richardson, urging the proposed rule to be withdrawn.
They pointed out that the ATF previously recognized AR-pistol braces for the benefit disabled combat veterans receive from them:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), author of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (H.R. 38) and a leader on the Second Amendment in Congress, has led 140 Members of the House of Representatives urging the Department of Justice to withdraw a proposed rule on Stabilizing Braces.
A majority of House Republicans are vowing to kill a new Biden plan to tax and regulate one of the nation’s most popular firearms for target practice and hunting, claiming it discriminates against disabled veterans and would make all owners “felons overnight.”
Led by Second Amendment advocate Rep. Richard Hudson, 141 Republicans (and likely more to come) are targeting a revived rule from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives backed by the Justice Department to turn AR-style pistols into expensive, hard to get guns.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) released the following statement on a U.S. District Court ruling against California's long-time ban on assault weapons: