by Annie Oakley, Not The Bee:
The ATF is an unelected body of hired bureaucrats that have no power invested in them to make law, and certainly not law under the “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED” section of the U.S. Constitution.
But that doesn’t matter because this is 2023 and we need to progress past silly notions like liberty and tyranny because the federal government wants to be the only one that owns guns.
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With pistol brace deadline coming, confusion remainshttps://t.co/dVSH7tlQSI
— Bearing Arms (@BearingArmsCom) May 31, 2023
At 12 AM on June 1, tens of millions of Americans will become felons for owning a stabilizing brace on what the ATF previously classified “semi-automatic pistols.”
(Please don’t research how the ATF classifies things because it’s a paperwork wormhole that you’ll never escape)
Basically, the ATF came out a number of years ago and said, “Hey, we don’t like you owning modern gun tech that’s increasingly portable and modular. You’ve got to use a 3-foot-long wooden stock like your great-great-great-great-great grandpappy did when he was fighting the British with his flintlock musket.”
Because of that, clever law-abiding Americans (“law-abiding” is key because criminals just roam the streets with machine guns they stole) figured out a loophole to allow them to fire what are, ATF classifications be damned, shot-barreled rifles.
Take the popular .300 Blackout round. It rose to prominence in the last decade because it only needs a 9-inch barrel for a full powder burn, giving it a real punch in a short package. That means you can easily fit one in a backpack and it’s half the weight of older, heavier guns.
A pistol brace, which was developed to allow disabled shooters to strap the gun to their forearm, can also conveniently be fired from the shoulder. This loophole annoyed the ATF, but they begrudgingly accepted it and tens of millions of sporting rifles were sold with them, legally, over the past 10 or so years.