Pistol Brace Rule

Drcrimson

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Another example of the failure of government with this pistol brace rule. The ATF has repeatedly ruled in the past that these are fine and now they aren’t. Surprise surprise!! Now you have to register them within 120 days.


I’m sure the litigation will fly and doubt this “rule” will stand. However if any out there decide they want to sell their firearm with a pistol brace I’m likely a buyer. Just shoot me a message with what you have, especially any CMMG, Daniel Defense, Galil, etc.
 

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Problem is once the rule goes into affect all braced rifles will have to be transferred as SBRs.

I skipped all the drama and went the stamped taxed route and SBRd everything a long time ago.

The NFA system is going to be overloaded for years now with people stamping their SBRs especially since they are giving away free stamps.
 

Drcrimson

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Best estimates I have seen is that there are around 40 million pistol braces out there. I’m still waiting now for over 8 months for my eform suppressor approval.

So 15-20 years for your SBR tax stamp???
 

NyetRifleisfine

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Problem is once the rule goes into affect all braced rifles will have to be transferred as SBRs. I skipped all the drama and went the stamped taxed route and SBRd everything a long time ago. The NFA system is going to be overloaded for years now with people stamping their SBRs especially since they are giving away free stamps.
Problem is once the rule goes into affect all braced rifles will have to be transferred as SBRs. I skipped all the drama and went the stamped taxed route and SBRd everything a long time ago. The NFA system is going to be overloaded for years now with people stamping their SBRs especially since they are giving away free stamps.

They’re giving away stamps?
 

Drcrimson

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Well sort of if you register within 120 days of the rule being published then you can get a form 1 SBR stamp. Of course that is then the creation of a registry of up to 40 million firearms with braces that have been purchased legally without the requirement for a tax stamp over the last decade or so.

In Alabama class 3 isn’t an issue but if you happened to live in a state that doesn’t allow class 3 (like Kalifornia or even Maryland where I lived in the past) you are pretty much screwed.

I’m not a lawyer or providing legal advice in any way. Having said that I would strongly recommend one to be patient to see what develops and carefully consider options about this ATF registration scheme.
 

NyetRifleisfine

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Well sort of if you register within 120 days of the rule being published then you can get a form 1 SBR stamp. Of course that is then the creation of a registry of up to 40 million firearms with braces that have been purchased legally without the requirement for a tax stamp over the last decade or so.

In Alabama class 3 isn’t an issue but if you happened to live in a state that doesn’t allow class 3 (like Kalifornia or even Maryland where I lived in the past) you are pretty much screwed.

I’m not a lawyer or providing legal advice in any way. Having said that I would strongly recommend one to be patient to see what develops and carefully consider options about this ATF registration scheme.
So if I register it within 120 day window, I can get a 200$ discount on the same process, that would cost me 200$ before or after that window? I mean when you apply for your stamp you’re registering anyways, might as well do it while it’s free.
 
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Drcrimson

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Assuming you want to be on the “pistol brace” registration list then sure it’s better than paying $200 to be on the list. All of the purchases of pistol braces over the last decade were done with the clear view they weren’t SBRs.

Again, to each their own, but I personally have a problem with doing that. I’m sure some will though. The question I would have for those that do is what happens when the same ATF that said these aren’t SBRs for many years decides at the direction of a future anti gun president those that are now on their registry suddenly are “too dangerous” to own and you must turn them in within 120 days?

Not suggesting anything illegal or offering any legal advice whatsoever. Just be careful with what you do today for $200 and the resulting future consequences.
 

NyetRifleisfine

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Assuming you want to be on the “pistol brace” registration list then sure it’s better than paying $200 to be on the list. All of the purchases of pistol braces over the last decade were done with the clear view they weren’t SBRs.

Again, to each their own, but I personally have a problem with doing that. I’m sure some will though. The question I would have for those that do is what happens when the same ATF that said these aren’t SBRs for many years decides at the direction of a future anti gun president those that are now on their registry suddenly are “too dangerous” to own and you must turn them in within 120 days?

Not suggesting anything illegal or offering any legal advice whatsoever. Just be careful with what you do today for $200 and the resulting future consequences.
1934 and on is bs
 

Drcrimson

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Good overview on this “rule” and what it means.

I didn’t realize FFLs only have 60 days to clear their inventory. Thus why I’m seeing sales already.
 

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