In an amicus brief, Tennessee Senator, Marsha Blackburn, stated that the ATF's new pistol brace rule goes against the Second Amendment.
The Daily Caller obtained a briefing regarding Blackburn's lawsuit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). She was joined by other Republican congressmen and senators in fighting the agency after it implemented a rule that made pistol stabilizing equipment illegal.
Under the new rule, if a gun owner refuses to install a stabilizer, they could be charged with a felony.
The lawmakers argued that the ATF rule goes against the separation of powers principles and was never authorized by congress.
According to Blackburn, the Second Amendment guarantees the right of all adults to keep and bear arms. She noted that disabled individuals and veterans should also have the same rights.
According to Blackburn, the ATF doesn't have the power to deny people their Second Amendment rights. It has overreached by implementing a rule that goes against the principles of separation of powers.
In September 2022, Republican Senator Roger Marshall of Kansas introduced a bill that would protect the Second Amendment rights of Americans. It would allow people to keep and bear arms with the help of stabilizing devices.
In response to the recent mass shootings, Democrats in Congress are working on various legislation that would restrict the sale and import of high-capacity magazines. They are also planning on raising the age limit for purchasing certain rifles.
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