First on Fox: NRA challenges ATF in lawsuit.

“The National Rifle Association (NRA) has filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) over an unconstitutional rule on stabilizing braces for pistols. The rule imposes penalties and fines on law-abiding gun owners for using a legal accessory. The NRA aims to expose the flaws in this arbitrary rule and protect the freedoms of its members.

They argue that the ATF’s classification of pistols with braces as short-barreled rifles is both unconstitutional and contradicts the ATF’s previous stance. The NRA seeks relief from the enforcement of this rule, naming ATF Director Steven Dettelbach and U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland as defendants.

The rule was set to take effect on June 1, 2023, but gun rights groups and Texas have already obtained preliminary injunctive relief against it. The NRA is determined to protect its members from the harm caused by this rule, which forces them to modify or surrender their firearms. The organization calls on the Senate to nullify the rule, standing united against this unconstitutional overreach.

Takeaways:

NRA files lawsuit against ATF over unconstitutional rule on pistol braces
Rule imposes penalties and fines on law-abiding gun owners
NRA seeks relief and protection for its members
ATF’s classification contradicts its previous stance and is unconstitutional
Gun rights groups and Texas already obtained preliminary relief against the rule

Commentary:

The NRA’s legal action against the ATF is a crucial step in defending the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. This rule unfairly targets gun owners and imposes unnecessary burdens. The ATF’s flip-flopping on pistol braces is unacceptable and undermines their credibility.

The NRA’s commitment to protecting its members is commendable, and their fight for justice should be supported. House Republicans’ resolution to nullify the rule is a positive development, and it is essential that the Senate follows suit.

We must stand together to prevent further encroachments on our constitutional rights and ensure that law-abiding citizens are not unjustly penalized. The NRA’s efforts are an important part of preserving freedom and upholding the principles that our nation was founded upon.”

Source Fox News