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Attorney General Morrisey Blasts Biden Pistol Brace Rule

January 14th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Friday blasted President Biden’s Department of Justice’s release of a final rule governing “Stabilizing Braces."
The final rule indicated that when manufacturers, dealers and individuals use stabilizing braces to convert pistols into rifles with a barrel of less than 16 inches—commonly referred to as a short-barreled rifles—they must comply with the laws that regulate those rifles, including the National Firearms Act (NFA).
“Biden’s gun-grabber-in-chief, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Director Steven Dettelbach, has finalized an egregious final rule turning millions of common firearms accessories into ‘short barreled rifles.’ This is a completely nonsensical regulation,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “We are taking a very close look at the rule and evaluating our legal options.”
“We should not be making it harder for senior citizens and people with disabilities to defend themselves. I will continue stand up for the Second Amendment rights of all West Virginians,” Attorney General Morrisey added.