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2A Newsletter: June 11th

80 Percent Arms   |   Jun 10th 2021


This week the ATF published a new “proposed rule” in hopes of regulating pistol braces… again. The 71-page document was heralded and signed by Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland and can be found to comment against on the Federal Register under the title, “Factoring Criteria for Firearms With Attached ‘Stabilizing Braces.’” The latest attack from anti-gunners is three-pronged:

1- Garland wants to change the definition of what is legally to be considered as a “rifle.” If the proposed rule is enacted, say goodbye to AR pistols and hello to “braced handguns.”

2- A prime example of how the ATF plans on expanding upon the NFA — If the proposed rule is enacted, any firearm with a stabilizer brace would be considered a short barreled rifle or, “SBR.”

3- You may have seen some of the scorecard memes already but yes, it’s real. Garland’s calling it the Worksheet 4999 which is a complex and arbitrary test that determines if a firearm is truly compliant as a “braced handgun” or is an evil SBR instead.

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St. Benitez strikes again! Last week, the Honorable Judge Roger Benitez (senior district judge of the Southern District of California) overturned the long standing assault weapons ban that had been in place for over 30 years in his decision and ruling of Miller v. Bonta (formerly known as Miller v. Becerra). This is extremely exciting as it could set a new standard for gun rights advocacy. Judge Benitez ordered a stay himself to give the CA state attorney general time to make an appeal so it’s not official yet! If all goes well, the decision by Benitez will go into effect on July 4th next month! However, the state of California definitely won’t give this win to us without a fight.

Attorney General Rob Bonta has just filed his appeal and announced it in tandem with Gov. Newsom as well. The anti-gunners keep touting unconstitutional gun control such as AWB’s as lifesaving legislation but it really just goes to show how much the naysayers want to push this narrative of AR-15’s being the cause of innocent deaths en masse. We invite you to read Judge Benitez’s ruling in full to really take into account the hyperbole used by the media and why facts matter.


It has been a busy week for the people coming after our gun rights. You read that correctly. The Biden administration, together with the DOJ, has released developing proposed legislation that would completely legalize the confiscation of citizens’ firearms and their 2nd Amendment rights without due process and could potentially be indefinite.

This is all possible beginning with “extreme risk protection” policies and ex parte orders. The model is also named after previous “gun violence restraining orders” or “red flag legislation.” While the intention is supposedly good; we see this as a direct contradiction of what the anti-gunners claim to be striving for. Attorney General Merrick Garland said on June 7th that this was an act of “delivering on our promise to help save lives while protecting the rights of law-abiding Americans.”

That’s just a flat out lie when the legislation itself allows for the guns to be removed from Americans without them being present in court to defend themselves. Furthermore, the lasting effect of firearms being removed from concerned individuals could also be extended indefinitely without appeal. It hasn’t been released yet but we will let you know as soon as this drafted law becomes a proposed rule that we can comment against on the ATF and Federal Register Site. 


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