June 22, 2023
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Dr. Rand Paul Votes to Stop Biden’s Anti-Second Amendment Pistol Brace Rule


WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) voted to prevent the Biden administration’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) from enforcing its unconstitutional “Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached Stabilizing Braces” rule.

“The protections guaranteed by the Second Amendment are indispensable for self-defense and the preservation of a free society. The ATF’s unconstitutional pistol brace rule is a form of gun control that deprives responsible gun owners – particularly people with disabilities – of the capacity of exercising their constitutional rights,” said Dr. Paul. “As a result of this egregious federal overreach, millions of law-abiding gun owners will be turned into felons unless they destroy or register their firearms.”


In 2012, the Obama-Biden administration’s ATF determined that pistol-brace attachments do not change the classification of a pistol to that of a rifle. Despite this, the Biden administration in 2021 directed the Department of Justice (DOJ) to propose a rule that clarifies when a pistol with a brace attachment should be designated as a rifle. 

Earlier this year, the DOJ announced the “stabilizing braces” final rule

In March, Dr. Paul joined over 40 Republican Senators in introducing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to prevent the Biden administration’s ATF from enforcing another attempt at gun confiscation, that would make millions of Americans either give up their property, pay the government for the right to keep their property, or risk prosecution for a felony offense.

You can read the full text of the CRA Resolution HERE.


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