Well, it’s official: the House of Representatives just passed a resolution to block the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives rule to ban AR-pistol stabilizer braces. On to the Senate.
If you haven’t heard of the ATF rule, it basically seeks to make adding a brace, stock, or shoulder rest to an AR illegal. As you can imagine, this hasn’t exactly gone over all that well with gun enthusiasts or veterans, many of whom can no longer physically shoot such a weapon with the support of a brace, whether for fun or to defend themselves.
And that means the rule is a direct violation of the US Constitution.
Thankfully, the Republicans who currently lead the House agree. And so they have passed the resolution, known as H.J Res 44.
— Gun Owners of America (@GunOwners) June 13, 2023
Georgia’s GOP Representative Andrew Clyde, who sponsored the bill along with North Carolina’s Richard Hudson, is ecstatic about the bill’s passing.
BREAKING: The House just PASSED my resolution to strike down the ATF’s unconstitutional pistol brace rule with bipartisan support.
This is a MAJOR WIN for service-disabled veterans in their fight against the Biden Administration’s latest tyrannical tactic.
— Rep. Andrew Clyde (@Rep_Clyde) June 13, 2023
Originally, the bill was passed out of committee on April 20, according to Breitbart News. Since then, it has made its way to the House floor for a vote.
Now that it’s passed in the House, it will make its way to the US Senate. There it could receive a bit more opposition, seeing as how the Senate technically has a Democratic majority. However, it’s also just about the slightest of majorities one could imagine with the tie-breaking vote belonging to vice president Kamala Harris.
This means there is still a good possibility it will be passed in the Senate as well. After all, the Democratic Party is already at odds with itself at present, with more than a few either changing sides completely or at least dropping association with it, such as Arizona’s Senator Krysten Sinema.
Hopefully, such will amount to another big win for the Second Amendment and your Constitutional freedoms.