Skip to comments.Law-abiding citizens transformed into criminals overnight! A new federal rule puts law-abiding gun-owners in a tough place
Posted on 01/17/2023 6:29:55 AM PST by SeekAndFind
After years of flip-flopping, the ATF has issued a rule recharacterizing guns with pistol braces, making millions of currently owned guns subject to federal "short-barrel" rifle registration, together with a $200 tax. The effect of this rule change is particularly potent in Connecticut, where existing laws banning so-called "assault rifles" are immediately triggered. Owners there of handguns with pistol braces cannot merely remove the brace if the weapon has a "forward pistol grip" or "second hand grip"; these guns are effectively rendered instantly illegal due to the fickle federal rule change.
Prior to the rule change, Connecticut gun-owners could legally own pistols with braces that possessed features otherwise prohibited by Connecticut's 2013 ban on "assault weapons." Generally called "others," these in-between guns were classified as illegal handguns (barrel too long), not specifically banned under the state's definition of assault weapons (barrel under 16 inches, exclusive of pistol brace), and yet were long enough (when fitted with the brace, which acts as a butt extension) to evade federal classification as "short-barrel rifles" under the former ATF determination.
The State of Connecticut classified them per federal rules as legally permissible, not as prohibited short-barrel rifles. With the ATF rule change, Connecticut "others"-gun owners will overnight find themselves in possession of illegal assault weapons.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Gas up your F-15 and come and take ‘em, Joe, you filthy old geezer.
I don’t own any pistol brace handgun but I’m not registering anything and I hope others will do the same....we know that a gun we own will soon be next on their list. These are unelected Marxists making illegal laws that ONLY add to their power and ego.
They are not assault weapons !
I'm a US citizen and have rights under the US Constitution *regardless* of in which Maoist cesspool I might live. I don't need a permit to start a political blog...not even in San Francisco.Same goes with my right to remain silent.
it explicitly states in the constitution that ex-post-facto laws are illegal.
how does this sort of rule change work? Seems like the law that empowers the ATF to make these sorts of rulings would itself be illegal because of this.
The legitimacy of a law is primarily determined by the ability of a government to use violence to enforce it.
And of course, those are the only ones who will be prosecuted while gangs of ferals run loose looting and shooting with no consequences.
If they are concerned about gun crime, why don’t they start in democrat hellholes like Chicago and Baltimore?
“it explicitly states in the constitution that ex-post-facto laws are illegal.”
Laws are meant to broken or ignored.
No enumerated power for any of these federal regulations.
How does an unelected three letter agency make law?
With that reasoning, the M-16 is “capable” of launching grenades as well, when configured that way. But “capable of” is misinterpreted here. The civilian M-16, generally, is not configured for full auto, and when full auto, is already strictly controlled.
IIRC today's M-16 is only capable of three round bursts...unlike in '69.
I'm sure that today's AR-15 could be modified to allow automatic fire. But as typically sold today it's only capable of semi-automatic.
The 2nd Amendment gives, “We the People” the final say on this issue
Looks like there will be millions in mass non-compliance.
Maybe it could even develop into a Calcieau situation....LOL...one can only hope...
“Did you really think we want those laws observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them to be broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against... We’re after power and we mean it... There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”
― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
...will Not Comply !
No "Ifs", "ands" or "buts".
We will not surrender our rights.
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