BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is congratulating House Republicans and the two Democrats who joined them to block the Biden administration’s Pistol Brace rule, calling the regulation an “outrageous attack” on the rights of American gun owners, especially disabled veterans, who use the devices.
The 219-210 vote saw two Republicans jump ship to join anti-gun Democrats in opposing the measure. CCRKBA’s sister organization, the Second Amendment Foundation, is already challenging the brace rule in federal court, winning a preliminary injunction.
“We’re encouraged that House Republicans have sided with the nation’s firearm owners in opposing this new arm brace rule,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “The rule was a complete reversal of earlier ATF policy which shows how insidious the Biden administration’s efforts to erode the Second Amendment have become. Joe Biden campaigned on a gun prohibition platform, and now his administration is trying to turn millions of law-abiding citizens, including disabled veterans, into criminals just to advance his agenda.
“We are urging our members and supporters to contact their U.S. Senators in order to speedily move this House resolution through the upper chamber,” he continued. “It is important that gun owners stand together against the Biden administration’s blatant effort to criminalize the exercise of a constitutionally-protected right.”
Gottlieb said it is especially important that Senate Democrats hear from their Second Amendment constituents.
“Senate Democrats have an opportunity to do the right thing,” Gottlieb observed. “They need to hear from the citizens they represent that the time has come to stand with them and the Constitution. The Biden administration’s efforts to weaponize federal agencies and change the rules affecting millions of Americans must come to a halt.
“Gun owners are not the enemy,” he noted. “We’re just honest citizens who are tired of being used as scapegoats and treated like criminals, which is what the pistol brace rule change is really all about. Blocking the pistol brace rule will signal the White House and the ATF to stop playing games with the Second Amendment.”