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BATFE is at it again - trying to get you.

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Did you guys know that BATFE is at it again, this time on pistol braces?  I just heard about this.

https://gaetz.house.gov/media/hottakespress/gaetz-calls-atf-cease-plans-restricting-arm-brace-usage

Gaetz Calls on ATF to Cease Plans Restricting Arm Brace Usage

June 16, 2020
Hot Takes Press Room

Congressman Matt Gaetz announced today on his podcast the ATF is crafting secret rules restricting the possession of certain pistol braces by American citizens, and that he has sent them a letter demanding they stop.

"We understand that ATF is currently considering restricting one arm brace model owned by over 700,000 Americans," Congressman Gaetz writes along with six other members of Congress. "We strongly urge ATF to cease taking any actions and reconsider or rescind any secret determinations which call into question the legality of firearms owned by millions of law-abiding Americans."

“There is always a need to vindicate our Second Amendment rights,” Gaetz says on his podcast, "Hot Takes with Matt Gaetz." 

He explains that even during very conservative administrations, like President Trump’s, some do “try to make it more difficult to acquire things that shooters need and gun owners need, for safety and for the unique circumstances that an individual may have.”

The congressman emphasizes that Americans must remain proactive in defense of their Second Amendment Rights.

“But now, what we find, is that the ATF is making it very difficult for people to have arm braces. They’re changing standards and changing rules.” Gaetz continues: “And I am particularly frustrated when our government, at the administrative and executive level, goes beyond their grant of authority in our Constitution and in our Federal Statutes. Nothing gives anyone at ATF the ability to constrain the use of arm braces.”

“So the breaking news is this – I’ll be sending a letter to the Department of Justice, asking for a review of the decisions made by ATF and asking that ATF stop, in this crazy effort to limit access to arm braces for people who seek to have them.”

Congressman Gaetz addresses Attorney General William Barr and Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Regina Lombardo in his letter, and says that he is concerned about the ATF’s practice of creating secret regulation, which could have devastating impacts on law-abiding citizens. 

Gaetz and his colleagues pose three specific questions to the Attorney General and the Acting Director:

 

 1. What specific criteria does ATF use to determine whether a firearm is designed and intended to be fired from the shoulder?

2. What specific ATF publications are available for Americans to determine whether their firearm is designed and intended to be fired from the shoulder?

3. How many firearms with affixed arm braces have been evaluated by the Firearms and Ammunition Technology Division in support of other law enforcement agencies or criminal prosecutions?

 

“This practice not only burdens the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding American citizens," Gaetz concludes, "but has recently been used by ATF to stifle innovation within the firearms industry and prosecute unwitting firearm owners.”

 

The full text of the letter may be found PDF iconhere and also below. 

 

 

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You can hear more about the congressman’s letter to the DOJ and his take on other societal issues in today’s episode of “Hot Takes with Matt Gaetz.”

 

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4 hours ago, Radioactive said:

Great - I finally get a pistol build going and a really nice brace then I lost it in the boating accident.

That is a shame, I feel for you brother!

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57 minutes ago, Radioactive said:

Yes I will have to take stock and see what all I lost in the accident.

We really need more public service announcements about this, bring more awareness to the danger of losing weapons while boating. 

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On 6/20/2020 at 6:51 AM, Radioactive said:

Great - I finally get a pistol build going and a really nice brace then I lost it in the boating accident.

I had the same thing happen! Do you know what the odds are of that happening in the desert southwest? My luck just plain sucks!😏

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1 hour ago, 392heminut said:

I had the same thing happen! Do you know what the odds are of that happening in the desert southwest? My luck just plain sucks!😏

 

17 minutes ago, DNP said:

I lost all mine at the beach last time I was in Arizona. 

You must have been on the same trip. They are gone gone gone for sure!

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I was talking to a co-worker about this and he wondered if ATFE was upset that more people were doing pistol builds as opposed filing for a SBR and the tax revenue it would generate.

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I wish we could do the tax stamps here. That said, they shouldn’t even exist. I consider charging money to allow you to have a constitutional given right to be an infringement. 

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1 minute ago, DNP said:

I wish we could do the tax stamps here. That said, they shouldn’t even exist. I consider charging money to allow you to have a constitutional given right to be an infringement. 

Well said brother.

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I bet if a study were done, the majority of stamps are held by white males above the median income bracket. 

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1 hour ago, DNP said:

I bet if a study were done, the majority of stamps are held by white males above the median income bracket. 

With NO children 😂

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1 hour ago, Radioactive said:

 

You must have been on the same trip. They are gone gone gone for sure!

The moat around Tom house is hazardous ! Can't wait to drain it and reclaim the rusted pieces of junk on the bottom ! 😆

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I am by no means well off and I have my share of stamps thanks to the enabling Fuks on this channel....... 🙂

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22 hours ago, AzRon said:

I was talking to a co-worker about this and he wondered if ATFE was upset that more people were doing pistol builds as opposed filing for a SBR and the tax revenue it would generate.

Yes

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Got an email from CDNN Sports in Abilene and they have a sale on AR15 and AR308 parts.

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