Category Archives: Administrative Law

ATF Withdraws Their Ill-Conceived Guidance on Stabilizing Braces

Last week I wrote an article in which I discussed the ATF’s published guidance document in the Federal Register entitled Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with “Stabilizing Braces”. In that article, I noted that there were numerous problems with the … Continue reading

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ATF is trying to redefine pistol braces yet again

UPDATE:  The guidance document has been withdrawn. Before we talk about the latest development, let’s take a second to bring everyone up to speed on the long history of this issue. March 2014 – They are fine Back in March … Continue reading

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Understanding the implications of the recent ATF ruling regarding overall length measurements

Social media is buzzing about the recent release of a letter from the ATF regarding folding or telescoping ‘stabilizing braces’, non-standard receiver extensions, and the measurement of overall length (OAL). I have received several calls and emails from clients who … Continue reading

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