They’re back after Braces…

Click and prepare your brain… it’s a rough ride.

Have you made it? Are you okay? Is your eye twitching yet? Take a moment.

71 pages of utterly confusing lunacy to try and justify ‘why’ each and every possible variation on a ‘braced firearm’ must be submitted to the ATF for review. I do mean every. single. variation…

You run your red dot one space further forward than mine? Different variation. You use a different sling? Different variation. You use a sling but put it on the firearm at different points? Different variation. Literally every possible combination of features must be classified individually by the ATF for a firearm category literally built on its modularity and customization. At least, that is what I am reading. It might be slightly more reasonable than that, in the same way the Saturn is ‘small’ compared to Jupiter.

The rule is a Sisyphean task, one that can literally never be completed. It is impossible, and the ATF leadership wants to put the onus on the manufacturers to cover every possible variation of their firearms. They must be individually submitted and evaluated.

I haven’t even gotten to the archaic nonsense about SBR’s and SBS’s being ‘firearms suitable for crime’ and how because they were used in two ‘mass shootings’ they somehow meet that absurd NFA definitive standard.

What the actual fuck are regular handguns then?

Excuse my French, but seriously. If two incidents is enough for the ATF to consider braced firearms NFA items, what about all the crimes with plain old handguns? The things we typically consider handguns, not the legal corners that the Congress and the ATF have over regulated and over defined us into in a misplaced attempt to somehow corral these nebulous firearms as different from other ones when really they aren’t

All these 71 pages do is reinforce the fact that ‘Gun Control’ is made up. Murder is murder, gun or not, these “rules” just keep making it more convoluted and obtuse every time they try, and it never works to improve anything because “weird” guns don’t drive crime rates. They are motives.

Check out that ‘score card’ that no braced firearm will probably ever pass… Pages 16/17

We’ll let you know when the rule opens for comment.

Keith Finch
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.