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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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.

swmft
swmft
4 months ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

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

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
4 months ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

Not sure where u live but whenever I am in subaru/PRIUS/VOLVO COUNTRY THEY DRIVE LIKE MORONS, SPEED CHANGE LANES FAST AND THINK THEY OWN THE ROAD.
As far as law abiding, it seems like people pick and choose which to follow and not follow. I break it by 5 every where but in town, I go only 2 over because of kids and bicycles and dogs, etc. Thanks for sharing.

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner
4 months ago

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

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner
4 months ago

I will be voting for him in the next one.