A Trump-appointed federal court recently rejected Biden’s ATF’s bid to ban AR-15 handguns with arm braces.
It’s incredible. Regardless of how bad crime becomes, the Democrat left is still determined to disarm law-abiding Americans.
As a result of Americans’ shock over Hamas’ attacks on primarily defenseless Israelis in October, gun sales are currently at an all-time high.
The Washington Examiner reports:
A federal judge late Wednesday gave millions of gun owners breathing room when he slammed the Biden administration’s effort to ban a big slice of the AR-15 market.
U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk blocked the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from enforcing its ban on AR-15 style “pistols” equipped with arm braces, calling the agency’s new rule unlawful.
“Public safety concerns must be addressed in ways that are lawful. This rule is not,” said the Trump-appointed judge.
The nine-page decision is the latest to challenge the ATF over its rule requiring millions of owners of braced guns to register the firearms and pay a $200 tax, or face 10 years in jail. Kacsmaryk’s decision is the most sweeping, covering the whole country.
At issue is the ATF’s rule issued earlier this year to ban the braces on the guns. The agency claims it turns a pistol into a dangerous rifle and supporters have cited how the weapons have been used in a handful of mass shootings.
However, for years before its ban, the ATF allowed the braces to be sold, and they have become so common that some estimate 40 million or more are in circulation, making the AR-style pistol one of the most commonly held firearms in the nation.
This tweet includes an image of the guns in question.
Judge crushes ATF AR-15 gun ban
“Public safety concerns must be addressed in ways that are lawful. This rule is not,” said the judge in ruling for pistol braces.
— Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) November 9, 2023
People are more anxious than ever before about protecting themselves and their families.
Nonetheless, Democrats continue to press individuals to disarm.