GOP lawmakers, NRA slam ATF rule to regulate pistol braces: 'Unconstitutional overreach'
"Certain so-called stabilizing braces are designed to just attach to pistols, essentially converting them into short-barreled rifles to be fired from the shoulder," said ATF Director Steven Dettelbach. "Therefore, they must be treated in the same way under the statute."
Second Amendment advocates were apoplectic over new requirements for gun owners to register existing pistols equipped with stabilizing braces with the government within 120 days, or else remove the brace or surrender the firearm to ATF.
"The Biden administration chose to shred the Constitution today," the National Rifle Association said.