ATF Reverses Course, Withdraws Guidance on AR Pistol Reclassification

Comment by Jim Campbell

December 24, 2020

I have absolutely no idea why the ATF made such a change.

Rabbi Raziel Cohen, aka "Tactical Rabbi", shoots an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle during a demonstration at the Angeles Shooting Ranges in Pacoima, California on May 20, 2019. - Armed guards, safety assessments and now even a "Tactical Rabbi" to train volunteers on the use of weapons -- such is the …


AWR Hawkins

December 24th, 2020

This is a stark reversal of the ATF’s steady push toward changing rules and placing some AR pistols with stabilizer braces under the purview of the National Firearms Act (NFA) and/or Gun Control Act (GCA). [Source]

On November 18, 2020, Breitbart News reported that the ATF was working with President-Elect Joe Biden to go after AR pistols with stabilizer braces.

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This pursuit resulted in the ATF being posed to reevaluate and reclassify a number of AR pistols with stabilizer braces, placing them under the same registration and taxation rules as suppressors, machine guns, short-barreled shotguns, and short-barreled rifles.

On December 22, 2020, Breitbart News informed readers that the ATF had posted guidance for AR pistol reclassification to the Federal Register.[Source]

On that same day, Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) and 89 other U.S. Reps. sent a letter to the ATF demanding they reverse course and correct the “injustice” of reclassifying AR pistols.

On Wednesday, December 23, 2020, the NRA announced that the ATF had withdrawn the guidance for its proposed AR pistol reclassification: [Source]

The ATF’s withdrawal announcement says:

Upon further consultation with the Department of Justice and the Office of the Deputy Attorney General, ATF is withdrawing, pending further Department of Justice review, the notice and request for comments entitled “Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with ‘Stabilizing Braces’,” that was published on December 18, 2020.

As explained in the notice, the proposed guidance was not a regulation.

The notice informed and invited comment from the industry and public on a proposed guidance prior to issuing a final guidance document.

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4 Responses to ATF Reverses Course, Withdraws Guidance on AR Pistol Reclassification

  1. Pingback: ATF Reverses Course, Withdraws Guidance on AR Pistol Reclassification | Jim Campbell’s | 2nd Amendment, Shooting & Firearms Blog

  2. JC; not being a Veteran, without that training or experience, when (not if) the SHTF – would a 9mm carbine be as good as the oft mentioned AR15?


    • JCscuba says:

      It would likely be determined by what was coming at you. My go to gun is a Glock 9 cal, but if the party gets rolling, nothing wrong with having both.


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