UPDATED 8:00 PM PT – Thursday, April 8, 2021
Second Amendment advocates warned executive action taken by Joe Biden will accidentally make millions of gun owners into felons. During his appearance Thursday, Biden described his gun initiatives, including heavy regulation on AR-15 style pistols.
Let’s be clear as we’re watching this Biden circus.
These actions could require Americans to surrender lawful property, push states to expand confiscation orders, and put a gun control lobbyist to head ATF.
Biden is dismantling the 2nd Amendment.
It’s time to STAND and FIGHT!
— NRA (@NRA) April 8, 2021
The difference between an AR rifle and a pistol is a “pistol brace” that enables the weapon to be stabilized while firing it. Gun critics said the brace is a “loophole,” which allows a rifle to be regulated as a pistol.
President Biden announces four actions being taken to prevent gun violence: regulating “ghost guns,” commissioning new reports assessing illegal firearms trafficking, regulating pistol modifications, and the Justice Department modeling “red flag” laws for states to adopt. pic.twitter.com/8DtakiEpPA
— CSPAN (@cspan) April 9, 2021
“A stabilizing brace essentially makes that pistol a hell of a lot more accurate, and a mini rifle,” Biden claimed. “As a result, it’s more lethal, effectively turning it into a short-barreled rifle.”
The Second Amendment is absolute. Anyone who says otherwise is a tyrant.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) April 8, 2021
An estimated 3.4 million AR pistols have been sold since the “Assault Weapons Ban” expired in 2004. In late 2020, ATF withdrew a proposal to classify weapons with pistol braces as short-barreled rifles after congressional pushback.