Category Archives: Regulatory Rulemaking

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UPDATE:  The guidance document has been withdrawn.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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Status of the Bump Fire Stock Ban

I receive calls almost every day from clients asking for an update on the status of the bump fire stock ban. The ban is currently scheduled to go into effect (with items surrendered or destroyed) on March 26, 2019 unless … Continue reading

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