In a recent ruling that is sure to set Democrat heads spinning, a federal judge appointed by former President Donald Trump has slapped down a new Biden administration rule that tried to put the squeeze on lawful gun owners across America. The rule, concocted by President Joe Biden’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), tried to twist the definition of pistol braces into something they’re not, thus bringing them under the thumb of the National Firearms Act and forcing them to comply with some serious federal regulation. But U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk put a stop to that nonsense with an injunction that he signed off on earlier this week.
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Under the wording of the rule, owners of pistol braces faced some pretty ridiculous choices: either register their pistol as a short-barreled rifle before a May 31 deadline, remove the short barrel and attach a 16-inch or longer rifled barrel to the firearm, permanently tamper with or get rid of the ‘stabilizing brace’, or turn the firearm into the local ATF office or destroy it entirely. And if they didn’t comply? They could face up to 10 years in prison and a whopping $10,000 fine. Yeah, you read that right. Good grief, the Biden administration really knows how to lay the heavy hand of government on law-abiding citizens, don’t they?
But not so fast, Sleepy Joe. Judge Kacsmaryk saw through this attempt at government overreach and shut it down in its tracks. He issued the order in a lawsuit brought by three plaintiffs who were brave enough to stand up to the ATF, and in doing so, they struck a blow for gun owners everywhere. Two of the plaintiffs had been injured while serving in the military and found that pistol braces helped them control their firearms better, but the Biden administration wasn’t about to let that stop them from trampling all over the Second Amendment.
The bottom line is that this rule was just plain unconstitutional, and Judge Kacsmaryk wasn’t about to let that fly. His ruling is a victory for the millions of Americans whose Second Amendment rights were under threat, and it’s a message to the Biden administration that they can’t just trample all over those rights without a fight. So here’s to the federal judge who stepped up and put a halt to this madness.
And that’s the way the cookie crumbles, folks. Another victory for common sense and freedom. Keep fighting the good fight, America.