Texas: Attorney General Paxton Opposes Latest DoJ/ATF Attack

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Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice and the ATF opposing the proposed ban on pistol braces. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Thursday, Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) opposing the recently proposed rule: Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached “Stabilizing Braces”. On June 7th, ATF published a new notice of this proposed rulemaking on its website. The rule seems aimed at making nearly all configurations of firearms equipped with stabilizing braces subject to the taxation and registration requirements of the National Firearms Act. You may click here to read Paxton’s letter.

Attorney General Paxton argues that “The stabilizing brace is used for a range of legitimate purposes. For many, the accessory helps reduce recoil, prevent injury, and allows individuals to more safely and accurately operate a pistol. The accessory also allows disabled individuals to more easily and safely control heavy pistols without assistance.” He also states that his office “will consider all available options to stop this action and any effort to restrict Second Amendment rights.

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Stag
Stag
31 seconds ago

Paxton is a hack and a political opportunist. He has done next to nothing to advance constitutional rights in Texas. Where was his “strongly worded letter” when the last administration enacted arms control TWICE? Where was he when the Senator representing his own state authored arms control legislation? How has he protected Texans from federal overreach in the past?

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 day ago

This whole thing is ridiculous. Honest people aren’t going out and using this equipment illegally! I don’t think there has been any mass shootings with this kind of equipment either. If there has been the media hasn’t pushed it like they do the Assault Rifle stories even when a pistol was used and I can’t see them letting a good catastrophe go to waist. I think this whole short barreled thing is BS. We know what can be done to make something shorter. I think there may be another reason that they are not telling us. As far as the… Read more »

Finnky
Finnky
1 day ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

I thought that Elizabeth Warren supporter who shot his sister plus several others in Dayton Ohio had a pistol.

Media did not know the difference – to them it was just another AR=Assault Rifle! Why would they have gone beyond that or his drum magazine? Meanwhile the rest of us were applauding how quickly officers took him down. Also noticed that at least one of the responding officers had an AR in his hands – media focused on how evil the tool is in hands of someone evil, but ignore the good it does in (reasonably) honest hands.

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
18 hours ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

My other comment disappeared but perhaps the gov makes some felons by design. For example, I just read that Colorado is creating law to designate who can drive to work and who can not drive to work due to climate and I can’t help but think that since I’m not their socialist stooge that I will be on the list of those who can not drive to work and after discussing this with my family we have decided to continue driving if that happens although it would make me a criminal and no longer law abiding. I wonder who would… Read more »

swmft
swmft
8 hours ago

just the granola and fruit loops migrating from comifornia getting to you

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner
1 day ago

I did not vote for Attorney General Paxton in the last election, but

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner
1 day ago

I will be voting for him in the next one.

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
18 hours ago

Pretty sure that is the AG who owns a home in Colorado and is known to sue Colorado personally so yeah, we like him too so please do vote for him.