WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Pfluger is taking on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives over a new ruling on stabilizing braces. Pfluger says the new rule infringes on Second Amendment Rights.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) recently issued a final ruling to regulate stabilizing braces, which redesigns the definition of “rifle” to include weapons with an accessory made to be fired from the shoulder. Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11) released a statement criticizing the decision:
“Stabilizing braces were originally designed to help disabled veterans enjoy recreational shooting without the difficulty of controlling heavy pistols,” said Rep. Pfluger.
“The Biden Administration’s efforts to ban stabilizing braces infringes on the Second Amendment Rights of these legal gun owners. This new rule is entirely unacceptable and makes millions of law-abiding citizens, including disabled veterans, felons overnight. I am committed to fighting for the Second Amendment Rights of my constituents and gun owners across the country. I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress to protect your right to bear arms by supporting legislation like the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, the Firearm Industry Non-Discrimination (FIND) Act, and the No User Fees for Gun Owners Act.”