EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Roger Marshall Reintroduces Legislation To Roll Back ATF’s New Pistol Brace Rule

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A group of Senate and House Republicans reintroduced legislation Tuesday that would protect Americans’ second amendment rights from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) proposed registry for firearms with stabilizing braces.

The Daily Caller first obtained the legislation, which was spearheaded by Republican Kansas Sen. Roger Marshall, who was joined by Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy in the Senate and Georgia Rep. Andrew Clyde in the House. The bill is titled the Stop Harassing Owners of Rifles Today (SHORT) Act and would specifically remove the taxation, registration and regulation in the National Firearms Act (NFA) for firearms such as Short-Barreled Rifles (SBR), Short-Barreled Shotguns (SBS) and Any Other Weapons (AOW).

“Finalization of this pistol brace rule represents the worst fears of gun owners across the country,” Marshall told the Daily Caller before reintroducing the legislation. “The SHORT Act will protect Americans from the anti-2nd Amendment gun registry that the ATF is abusing the National Firearms Act to create. This Congress, I challenge my colleagues in both chambers to make protecting Americans’ 2nd Amendment Rights a priority and sign onto this legislation that will stop the ATF’s pistol brace rule in its tracks.” (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Eric Burlison, House Republicans Introduce Legislation To Repeal National Firearms Act)

The Caller first reported on the bill when Marshall originally introduced it in September.


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“The Biden administration is going to keep looking for ways to penalize law-abiding gunowners unless Congress makes their rights clear. A brace that countless disabled Americans use to exercise their Second Amendment rights should not be regulated by unelected anti-gun bureaucrats, and this bill would force the Biden ATF to stop devising new restrictions for legal firearms,” Kennedy said in a statement. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Roger Marshall Introduces Legislation Pushing Back On ATF Attacks On 2nd Amendment)

Democrats are currently working on passing legislation that would stop gun trafficking; ban the import, sale, manufacture, transfer or possession of high-capacity magazines; raise the purchase age for certain rifles from 18 to 21 and promote safer storage of guns.

“Congress cannot continue to turn a blind eye to the Biden Administration’s weaponization of the NFA and ongoing assault on Americans’ Second Amendment freedoms. In the face of President Biden’s unconstitutional tactics and backdoor gun control, the SHORT Act provides a permanent solution to combat the unlawful Pistol Brace Rule and protect Americans’ constitutional right to keep and bear arms. I’m proud to reintroduce this legislation with Senator Marshall and lead the fight on behalf of all law-abiding gun owners across our great nation against the Biden Administration’s latest gun-grabbing measure,” Clyde told the Caller in a statement before he introduced the bill in the House.

House Republicans on Wednesday introduced legislation to repeal the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA). The Caller first obtained a copy of the legislation, titled the “Repeal the NFA Act.” The bill focuses on repealing the NFA, which was the first federal law to impose limitations on gun ownership. The NFA requires Americans to pay a $200 tax, register their firearms and undergo an application process in order to purchase certain firearms and accessories.

“The Stop Harassing Owners of Rifles Today (SHORT) Act will repeal elements of the archaic National Firearms Act, which the Biden ATF is using to justify their pistol ban and ‘amnesty registration’ plan — a policy change that affects millions of law-abiding gun owners and does nothing to curb rising crime. GOA is proud to support the Stop Harassing Owners of Rifles Act, which will protect millions of gun owners, halt these anti-gun infringements, and restore liberty. Thank you Sen. Roger Marshall and Rep. Andrew Clyde for leading this No Compromise legislation to restore long-lost Second Amendment rights,” Gun Owners of America’s Director of Federal Affairs Aidan Johnston told the Caller before the legislation was introduced.