Editor’s Note: This just in from the Second Amendment Foundation:
September 8, 2021 is the deadline for public comments to ATF’s proposed stabilizing arm brace rule on “Factoring Criteria for Firearms With Attached ‘Stabilizing Braces’”
As reflected in the proposed rule (available here), ATF plans to reclassify millions of stabilizing brace-equipped pistols as subject to the NFA, triggering extensive paperwork requirements, taxes, long wait times, and transfer restrictions. Current owners of stabilizing brace-equipped pistols caught by ATF’s expanded NFA controls will need to register their firearm and pay the ATF $200 tax, turn the firearm into ATF, or take one of several other undesirable options.
SAF’s public comments (available here) explain the many problems with ATF’s proposed rule, which would unlawfully infringe on the Second Amendment rights of SAF members and other firearms owners.
ATF stated it will not consider any public comments submitted in response to its withdrawn December 18, 2020 rulemaking on arm braces, and so commenters to that prior rulemaking will need to submit new comments in connection with the most recent proposed rule.
Some suggested bulletpoints are here.