Trump Scores a Major Win for Gun Owners

Trump Scores a Major Win for Gun Owners
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It is becoming more apparent that President Trump would be forced to accept the recent election’s results, and yet, he still proves why we are going to miss him. 

Trump has been known as a dedicated servant to the Constitution, especially on the Second Amendment. He has been the most gun advocate president in generations.  

According to The Washington Times, gun rights activists celebrate after the Trump administration withdrew new guidance that prohibited stabilizing braces – resembling gunstocks attached to pistols to steady the shooter’s aim. 

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) previously said the stabilizing braces can transform pistols similar to short-barreled rifles subject to federal regulation and taxation, which has always feared gun owners.

However, a significant outcry from the House of Representatives made the agency withdraw its notice for public comment on the guidance merely a week after publication.

Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) told The Washington Times, “Common sense prevailed. This vague and subjective rule would have made criminals of thousands of law-abiding citizens overnight.”

Hudson was one of the 90 members of Congress who petitioned for the withdrawal of the new guidance. And as such, the president heard the outcry with his swift move to scrap it.

Gun Owners of America senior vice president Erich Pratt called dropping the rule a “great victory.” He said, “Gun owners will have to stay vigilant, as no doubt, the ATF might try to reimpose similar regulations next year.” 

Earlier reports on gun media sites already claim that some of Biden’s transition team members reached out to the ATF to review the agency’s regulatory priorities – including bans on the stabilizing braces.

Gun site Ammoland noted, “there are currently multiple millions of pistol braces owned by law-abiding American gun owners.” It also claimed, “ATF heads have wanted to go after pistol braces for years.” 

As for the extenders, why is it such a big deal if American gun enthusiasts install a folding stock on a short-barrel? Second Amendment rights are clearly on the verge of being taken away from the Americans with Joe Biden in the White House.

And it’s only days before the lunch bucket sits on the throne.