Daines Protects Second Amendment Rights
U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., helped introduce two bills to fight back against the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) recently announced unconstitutional federal registry for firearms with stabilizing braces.
“The ATF has proven time and time again that they are hellbent on carrying out President Biden and Senate Democrats’ unconstitutional gun grabbing agenda. I will not standby as Washington bureaucrats seek to strip Montanans of their constitutional rights, and this new pistol brace rule is just the next step in their plan to undermine law abiding Montanans’ right to keep and bear arms,” Daines said.
The senator added that The Stop Harassing Owners of Rifles Today (SHORT) Act will remove the unconstitutional taxation, registration and regulation of firearms such as Short Barreled Rifles (SBR), Short Barreled Shotguns (SBS), and Any Other Weapons (AOW).
Daines helped introduce this legislation.
Additionally, Daines is a co-sponsor of a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution introduced to prevent the ATF’s new rule from taking effect.
U.S. Rep. Andrew Clyde, GA-09, has introduced companion legislation to both the CRA and the SHORT Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Daines’ legislation is needed to push back against the Biden Administration’s attacks on millions of gun owners with his attempted ban on certain pistols through the ATF’s rule change.
Using the National Firearms Act (NFA), the Biden Administration is pretending people who own pistols with stabilizing braces in fact possess illegal short barreled rifles. ATF is using this excuse to facilitate a ban, forcing gun owners to violate their rule or participate in an unconstitutional “Amnesty Registration of Pistol Brace weapons,” in order to keep their own firearms.