Several Oklahoma Sherriffs have issued statements regarding the new ATF pistol brace rule and have announced they would not be enforcing it. The new rule hasn't gone into effect yet but is expected to soon.
Sheriffs in Oklahoma, Logan, and Garvin counties have all stated their offices wouldn't enforce the new rule. You can expect more and more sheriff's offices to release similar statements in the next few days.
SCROLL DOWN TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ATF'S NEW PISTOL BRACE RULE
The news broke late yesterday evening (01-29-23) by KFOR Oklahoma's News 4. At least that's when I first heard about it. I stumbled across their video last night while on YouTube. Check out the report below.
Sheriffs are citing the Oklahoma Second Amendment Sanctuary State Act (SB-631) along with the unconstitutionality of the new rule as the primary reasons to not enforce it. They're absolutely right!
Several Oklahoma Sheriffs are refusing to enforce the ATF's new pistol brace rule
If you're unfamiliar with the new ATF ruling about pistol braces and how it will affect gun owners here are the basics. The ATF has redefined the term rifle. By changing the definition of a rifle and including additional language to the existing rule they can now reclassify any firearm which uses a stabilizing brace as an SBR that needs to be registered as an NFA item or it's illegal, under the threat of fines and prison sentences.
Once the rule has been published in the Federal Register any firearm that includes a pistol brace that is considered a rifle by the updated NFA language contained in 2021R-08F is expected to be registered as an NFA (National Firearms Act) item within 120 days. The normal $200.00 "tax stamp" NFA fees will be waived.
There are other options for gun owners when it comes to firearms that have stabilizing braces. If you don't want to register it as an SBR with the NFA you can remove the short barrel and put a 16" or longer barrel on the firearm. You can also permanently remove the brace, dispose of it or alter it where it can't be reattached.
Your other options, if you want to call them that, are turning the weapon over to the ATF or destroying it. Neither are options most gun owners would choose. These are the options given by the ATF you'll face once the final rule has been published in the Federal Register. Get all the details on the new ATF pistol brace rule.
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