Biden Admins’ New Definition of What a Gun is Comes Under Legal Challenge

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BELLEVUE, WA – -( Second Amendment Foundation has filed a motion to intervene in a federal lawsuit challenging the federal government’s new regulatory definition of a firearm, including the frame or receiver.

The case is known as VanDerStok, v. Garland, and was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division. A company known as Blackhawk Manufacturing Group, Inc., d/b/a/ 80 Percent Arms, has already been allowed to intervene as a plaintiff.

Joining SAF is Defense Distributed, a Texas-based company.

“We are intervening because our members have already suffered massive irreparable harms from this new regulatory move,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb, “because it contradicts the statute it is supposed to be administering. When Congress passed the Gun Control Act of 1968, it defined a firearm to include the finished frame or receiver. But the new rule expands that definition and criminalizes unfinished frames and receivers, and ‘parts kits’ that include those components.

“Furthermore,” he added, “the new rule violates the Administrative Procedures Act by failing to comply with mandates in the Supreme Court’s Bruen ruling in June, and because it is essentially an exercise of legislative power it doesn’t have, because Congress could not constitutionally grant such authority to a federal agency.”

Gottlieb said the new regulatory definition of a firearm is unprecedented. It is a glaring example of agency overreach under the Biden administration, which has been pursuing an anti-gun agenda since Joe Biden was sworn into office in January 2021.

“President Biden and his administration are supposed to protect and defend the Constitution, including the Second Amendment,” Gottlieb observed,” but since taking office, he’s been overseeing efforts to gut the right to keep and bear arms and discourage citizens from exercising that right.”

Second Amendment Foundation

The Second Amendment Foundation ( is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 720,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

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it is clearly evident they do not care what the words say. what they wish is what they consider to be the law, not the words on paper. but, it seems like they will have to make a concerted effort to improve their reading comprehension in light of the bruen verdict, rightly so.
leftists will always have ignorant, easily duped lemmings or make emotional appeals to get people to vote for them because they don’t want to use critical thinking skills to make informed decisions. but, eventually the chickens do come home to roost.


They would first have to be able to speak COHERENTLY in complete sentences that actually have meaning based on facts and evidence. Not going to happen in our lifetime.


My gun no longer identifies as a gun. Its pronouns are sig , smith or colt .


I have one or two handed IDENTIFIED HOLE PUNCHERS in my home!!!! Yes! the Maryland State Police have a REGISTRATION RECORD of every store bought hole puncher!


It is insanity to pretend a chunck of aliminium, steel, fibreglas, moulded plastic, wood. in some particulr shape is a firearm when there is no place to stuff a cartridge, no pin to hit the primer, noting to diract the projectile, and nothing with which to point the shole shebang. Unka Dopey Joey’s rantings are further proof of his deteriorating mental situation. Directing his bought and paid for administrative flunkies to do his bidding proves him unfit for the position he continues to hold.


pRESIDENT Joyee belongs in an Ol’ TIMER’S NURSING HOME!! Or in a Military Tribunal trial for TREASON — along with his “handlers,helpers,assistants,appointed sycophants” !!!!!!


Actually, and according to your descriptive language, and given the opportunity, THEY would be closer to the definition of a firearm rather than the hardware you describe, being that they do have a place where we can “stuff a cartridge”.


The last paragraph IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT AND TRUE. This IS PROOF that these “politicians, representatives” LIED before and while SWEARING to their OATH-OF-OFFICE. This LIAR is thusly NOT a TRUE REPRESENTATIVE of the Legal Law Abiding American Citizens!! YES! CONgress, I am calling each and everyone of you out who have PROVEN and SHOWN you LIED when you SWORE!!!


No kidding aside, be sure to dig deep into your pockets, under the couch cushions, at the bottom of your sock drawers and DONATE to the SAF, Defense Distributed s LEGIO, and defense funds. THESE are the battles we can win without any bloodshed.

If you’re not yet convinced? HAVE A LOOK SEE what all the SAF and their support is doing for AMERICA, our freedom and liberty!


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