ANOTHER federal court has issued an injunction against the Biden administration's ridiculous pistol-brace rule
· Jun 1, 2023 ·

Not one week ago the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued an injunction for several plaintiffs against the White House's upcoming rule banning stabilizing pistol braces:

It was a narrowly tailored but still welcome decision. The rule is ridiculous. It's plainly an anti-Second Amendment power grab from the Biden administration.

And today we've been blessed with yet another injunction. Per Fox:

A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked President Biden's new regulations on pistols with stabilizing braces in response to a lawsuit from gun rights activists.

Judge Drew B. Tipton of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on Wednesday granted a preliminary injunction against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) partially preventing the agency from enforcing its new stabilizing-brace rule. The order came on the deadline before the rule goes into effect in response to a lawsuit filed by Gun Owners of America (GOA), the Gun Owners Foundation and the State of Texas.

Leave it to a federal judge to issue this kind of thing the day before the freakin' deadline! But we'll take what we can get.

Like the earlier ruling, this decision applies only to the plaintiffs in the lawsuit (although the organizations in question say you are covered under the injunction if you join them as a member).

Regardless of the limitations, however, it's an important step to reversing this rule that made tens of millions of Americans felons overnight. Specifically, the state of Texas had argued that the pistol brace rule would impose drastic costs on state law enforcement officers whose weapons had been legal prior to the law's implementation.

The court found that Texas had "sufficiently shown that it will suffer irreparable harm absent a preliminary injunction enjoining the enforcement of the Final Rule." The injunction "will remain in effect pending resolution," the court said.


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