My lovely bride and I wish you all the best of all possible holiday seasons.
We want to remind you of an opportunity to give a gift to a great many brother and sister gun owners.
The gun prohibitionists are hot to ban “stabilizing braces” for carbine-like pistols such as short barreled AR15 actions. They have found an ally in the President-elect, and such legislation is coming fast.
The relevant Federal regulatory agency on firearms is of course the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE). That agency is seeking your input on the issue. Your input in such matters has proven beneficial and persuasive in the past.
You can send your message through here.
My own feeling is that since BATFE originally approved the braces as legal, and a great many gun owners bought them in good faith on the strength of that approval, it just isn’t right to ban them at this point, nor to require them to be registered as NFA weapons, nor to impose a $200 tax on each such item, as is being proposed.
BATFE has listened to gun owners on similar matters in the past. Hopefully, your logical and calmly phrased letters will find receptive and understanding ears this time around. A very well-reasoned discussion can be found at one of the best gun owners’ forums anywhere, pistol-forum.com, here.
A thoughtful critique of the proposed changes in the law can be found here.
If you’re gonna respond, hurry please. Only a few days remain. Comments will be closed on January 4, 2021.
Update here, with commentary from Dave Workman at Second Amendment Foundation. https://www.libertyparkpress.com/atf-backs-off-on-braces-yes-america-there-is-a-santa-claus/ .