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Two dozen states line up to sue Biden admin over pistol brace rule

• by JD Heyes

So far, according to The Epoch Times, 24 states have joined the suit over the rule that subjects the stabilization braces to federal regulations.

"The legal challenge, led by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, argues that the new rule represents an abrupt reversal of the" BATF's "longstanding position on stabilizing braces and is a violation of the statutory language and history of the National Firearms Act (NFA) and the Gun Control Act (GCA)," the outlet reported. "The new ATF rule, called Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached Stabilizing Braces, classifies pistols equipped with stabilizing braces, or pistol braces, as short-barreled rifles, which subjects them to federal regulation."

Legal gun owners who utilize the braces are going to be required to comply with laws that regulate rifles, including the NFA, meaning they will have to apply for a permit, be placed into a federal guns database, provide the ATF with fingerprints, pay a fee, and then face restrictions on their ability to transfer the braces in the future, the outlet noted.