The New Year’s Gift

It’s the first Monday of 2021 readers! Welcome back!

I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend relaxing, working, or a combination there of. I hope it was safe and savory (at least the food) and that 2021 may bring us all great things. We survived 2020, we are stronger for it.

But onto the gift.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (“ATF”) is announcing the withdrawal of a notice and request for comments entitled “Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with `Stabilizing Braces’,” that was published on December 18, 2020.

The withdrawal is effective December 31, 2020.

Short. Sweet. Simple.

You can see the publication on the Federal Register.

It is official folks, we won that round.

It is not over however, especially with a Biden administration inbound. I don’t particularly what the talking heads are saying about their latest ‘it’ll definitely work this time, guys’ scheme to overturn the election result from Trump to Biden. If we end up quashing some voter fraud and improving the election process for it, great. But Biden is going to be President and will likely mean an ongoing onslaught of pressure against the Second Amendment.

Unlike Obama, who took a fairly ambivalent track on the 2A, saying what they wanted to hear to who wanted to hear it for the most part until Sandy Hook, Biden has come strong on gun control proposals including a vast expansion of the NFA firearms classifications or a similar sin tax on firearms he and his people deem “dangerous,” in spite of evidence declaring they are a minor method of criminal activity and that this will do nothing… aside from bring in taxes and discourage ownership.

So, we knocked out 2020 out with a win. Let’s stay on our toes for 2021.

Keith is the Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. A Certified Instructor since 2009, he has taught concealed weapons courses in the West Michigan area in the years since and continues to pursue training and teaching opportunities as they arise.