Gunday Brunch: Let’s talk Brace Rule

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This one is about the new 2021R-08 or ATF-2021-0002-0001 Brace Rules.

Go to regulations.gov. Leave a (polite) comment on the utter nonsense that is the brace rule. Share it and get your friends too as well. This is round 2 of this brace game and they doubled down on dumb. It should be obvious that the answer is repeal vast swaths of the NFA relating to SBR’s, SBS’s, and Silencers in order to unjam the jam the ATF wrote themselves into instead of making the jam jammier… but when given the chance to overregulate the Federal Government rarely misses an opporunity.

We can discuss machineguns another time, sticking to relevant immediacy of this rule.

The answer for regulatory ease would be to make all the myriad firearms that are trying to define but failing into Title I firearms. Hell, you can keep SBR’s and SBS’s with receivers and handguns at the 21 and up rule that they are too. Easy, simple.

Make.

Them.

Title I.

Enough with the ‘unusual and dangerous’ nonsense. Enough with this ‘suitable for one handed use’ nonsense too. Nobody shoots any conventional modern handgun with one hand, doing so is considered a disadvantage in every variant of the sport and is used as an additional challenge. Handguns are fired with both hands except under circumstances precluding that, the default is both hands.

This fact throws wrench into the utterly pointless argument the ATF is making about braces. That handguns are inherently designed to be used, “1-handed”. Bull. Why does no major shooting sport, no law enforcement organization, no professional instructor or instructing organization, nor even the military mainline their handgun shooters on one-handed shooting as anything other than a position of necessity, disadvantage, or scenario circumstance. It is not a default position, two-handed is.

Keith is the Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Group editor@gatdaily.com 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.