January 28, 2023

From SB Tactical . . .

Today, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has issued a Final Rule “Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached Stabilizing Braces.” 

Under this rule, owners of some firearms with Pistol Stabilizing Braces will be forced to choose between registering their lawfully owned, brace-equipped firearms and taking other drastic action such as surrendering it to the federal government, destroying it or facing criminal liability. The real-world impact is to make it more difficult for law-abiding gun owners to exercise their fundamental rights enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. 

“Under the disguise of safety, the ATF is targeting law-abiding firearm owners, particularly those with different physical needs, with an unnecessary and unlawful infringement of rights,” said Jeff Creamer, president and CEO of SB Tactical. “We will not simply sit back and watch this happen.”

SB Tactical pistol brace arm
Courtesy SB Tactical

Millions of firearm owners will be unduly and unfairly impacted by this Rule, therefore SB Tactical, in conjunction with the Firearms Regulatory Accountability Coalition, Inc. (FRAC) and its members, intends to take every action necessary to hold the ATF accountable and ensure that they remain within the boundaries of the law. 

“This is not a small issue the Biden administration has chosen to attack with such a legally-questionable course of action,” said Travis White, president and CEO of FRAC. “Experts have estimated the economic impact of this Rule could exceed $10 billion, and the Congressional Research Service has placed between 10- and 40-million pistol braces in private ownership. If this administration is willing to target such a large body of law-abiding Americans for no real public safety benefit, it must be prepared to deal with the legal and electoral consequences.”

Much the same as the gun owners impacted by this Rule, SB Tactical is only today getting its first look at the details. The company’s experts and legal counsel are examining the Final Rule and will announce a response and next steps in the coming weeks. In the meantime, all companies opposed to this gross regulatory overreach are encouraged to join FRAC. To learn more, visit www.fracaction.org.

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