More Than Half Of US Attorneys General Sue The Federal Government Over ATF Pistol Brace Rule

(Only a no-nothing bureaucrat would invent a rule that reduces the accuracy of a firearm. Why would someone want to increase their chances of hitting an innocent bystander instead of their intended target. But of course this kind of lousy accuracy is normal when big-city cops open fire. – DD)

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(Daily Caller) A coalition of attorneys general from 25 states filed a lawsuit against U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Thursday, alleging that the recently implemented “stabilizing” brace rule is an effort to undermine Americans’ Second Amendment rights.

The suit, filed alongside Second Amendment advocacy groups in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, claims that the ATF’s pistol brace rule adds additional regulations, including higher taxes, longer waiting periods and registration,  further saying the rule is “arbitrary and capricious,” according to the lawsuit obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation. The rule, announced in January, voids all previous guidance on pistols braces, opting to redefine “rifle” as any weapon “designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended” to be fired from the shoulder, forcing pistol brace owners to register their pistols as short barrel rifles (SBR) with the federal government.

“Let’s call this what it is: an effort to undermine Americans’ Second Amendment rights,” West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said. “This is an egregious final rule turning millions of common firearms accessories into ‘short barreled rifles.’ This is a completely

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