Republican States Sue Biden Administration Over New Pistol Brace Rules
Conservative leaders are opposed to gun-control protections
More than 20 Republican-led states, along with gun rights groups, on Thursday sued the Biden administration over a new rule restricting sales of gun accessories known as pistol braces.
In a lawsuit filed in federal court in North Dakota, the states said that the rule finalized earlier this year by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) was "arbitrary and capricious" and violated the right to bear arms under the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment.
Pistol braces were first marketed in 2012 as a way of attaching a pistol to the shooter's forearm, stabilizing it and making it easier to use for disabled people. However, many users found that the braces could also be placed against the shoulder, like the stock on a rifle.
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