Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) told Breitbart News the Biden Administration’s push to reclassify AR-pistols with stabilizer braces will “[take] away disabled veterans’ Second Amendment rights.”
On June 7, 2021, Breitbart News noted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) put forward a proposed rule that would place some AR-pistols with stabilizer braces under the purview of the National Firearms Act (NFA). This means the process for acquiring said AR-pistols would be the same cumbersome, time-consuming process currently in place for acquiring a suppressor, short-barreled-rifles (SBRs), or a machine gun.
The process includes being fingerprinted and photographed, undergoing a background check, registering the AR-pistol with the ATF, and paying a $200 federal tax. The entire process takes nine to ten months to complete.
Scalise told Breitbart News, “Many disabled people in America use pistol stabilizing braces in order to be able exercise their Second Amendment rights.”