This is a red alert. Yesterday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) blew the whistle to warn Americans that the ATF was rushing to finalize a gun ban that they tried (and failed) to implement during the Obama administration.
Back in 2013, Alex Bosco invented a firearm accessory known as the SB-15. It was designed to go on the back of a pistol to allow the disabled to better fire a handgun one-handed. Shown above, the SB-15 wraps around a shooter’s forearm to make it easier to hold up the weight of a pistol.
It was designed specifically for disabled veterans coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan. Alex Bosco wanted to help soldiers with disabilities re-enter the shooting sports.
Our gun laws are stupid. It is legal to own a pistol. A pistol is defined as a short barreled weapon designed to be fired one-handed. It is also legal to own a rifle, which is defined as a long-barreled weapon designed to be fired from the shoulder. But if you put a butt-stock on a pistol, that transforms the gun into short-barreled rifle, which requires a special tax and permission to own it from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
Bosco had to submit his design to the ATF for them to verify that it was not a butt stock. After a long deliberation, the ATF concluded that the SB-15 arm brace was NOT a butt stock and could be added to a pistol without turning it into an illegal short-barreled rifle.
Other companies came out with their own competing designs. Hundreds of thousands of Americans bought the braces and each one came with a letter from the ATF certifying that it is legal to own and use.
Then, in 2015, the ATF spontaneously changed its mind. They decided that because some people used the arm brace as a shoulder stock, that constituted a “redesign.” They published a new finding that turned hundreds of thousands of Americans into felons overnight.
It took two years to fight back this tyrannical ruling. With your help, we put pressure on Congress, who in turn put pressure on the ATF. With Trump in office, the ATF reversed course again. They declared that it would only be illegal to use an arm brace if the intent was to use it as a shoulder stock. Anyone who bought an arm brace with the intent to use it as-designed would be free to do it.
Now, Rep. Gaetz is warning that the ATF is about to change its mind again and turn hundreds of thousands of Americans into felons for the second time in five years!
Gaetz blew the whistle, warning that the “ATF is currently considering restricting one arm brace model owned by over 700,000 Americans” and is debating “secret determinations which call into question the legality of firearms owned by millions of law-abiding Americans.”
I own one of these braces, not because I am disabled but because it makes it easier to shoot one of my heavier pistols. I still have the letter that came with it from the ATF’s Firearm Technology Branch affirming that it is legal to own and use.
For two years, between 2015 and 2017, I was technically a “felon” because the ATF changed its mind. Think about that. Hundreds of thousands of Americans were turned into felons not because they broke the law, but the ATF changed its mind. Then, after we fought like hell, the ATF reversed course and admitted their mistake.
But now, years later, the ATF wants to flip again and turn gun owners back into felons…
Let me be clear: the only reason you are hearing about this now before the ATF had a chance to finalize their rule change is because Rep. Gaetz blew the whistle. He has given you a chance to fight back before the anti-gunners in the ATF are able to push this through.
Don’t waste this opportunity. Fight back now!
Stop them before it’s too late! Send your instant FaxBlast to Congress right now and demand that they STOP the ATF from pushing through their new gun ban and turning hundreds of thousands of Americans into felons!
It is insane that we have been fighting a 5+ year battle over the legality of a device designed to help disabled military veterans get back into the shooting sports.
Just think about that for a second. These men and women served and literally sacrificed limbs for their country. They get back to the United States and purchase an arm brace designed to help them hold and balance heavier handguns one-handed. Now, after owning and using these devices legally for years, the ATF is back to try to turn them into felons again.
This is no way to live. Government bureaucrats should not be allowed to just arbitrarily decide whether a particular gun is legal or not, and they certainly shouldn’t be allowed to change their mind four times in less than eight years…
The good news is that Rep. Gaetz blew the whistle before the ATF had a chance to publish the new rules. That means there is still time left to stop this, but the window is closing…
You need to stand up and fight right now before it’s too late!