At 80 Percent Arms, alongside Defense Distributed, we're leading the charge in a crucial legal battle to protect the essential American rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment. This isn't just a fight; it's a defining stand for your freedom. Recently, the Supreme Court decided to vacate the district court injunctions, allowing this contentious rule, that the lower court already ruled unlawful, to stay active throughout the litigation process. Despite the current rulings, WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING AND PROCESSING ORDERS. Your direct purchases and contributions to our legal fund are invaluable, fueling our pursuit for justice and the protection of freedoms.
As nations around the world are empowering their citizens with more firearm rights due to terrorism and crime, the U.S. government continues to take more steps in the wrong direction. With the ATF bypassing Congress to impose rules that restrict your freedom to manufacture firearms, and political leaders like Vice President Kamala Harris advocating for tighter gun control such as an assault weapons ban, our safety and our fundamental Second Amendment rights are under increasing threat.
Despite these challenges, we're not backing down. We’re continuing to process and accept orders, committed to upholding your right to bear arms. Each purchase becomes part of our larger mission. Proceeds from orders go directly back into our cause, assisting the fight against these governmental overreaches.
The ATF rule, which broadens the definition of “firearms” to unlawfully encompass "unfinished frames and receivers" and "frame and receiver part kits," represents more than a regulatory issue. It sidestepped Congress and represents a clear attack to our constitutional rights, a case of bureaucratic overreach, and a significant departure from the established norms that dictate our nation's legislative process.
In our comprehensive response to the Supreme Court, submitted on October 11th, 2023, we argued that this rule not only exceeds the ATF's statutory authority but also undermines the very fabric of our democracy by breaching the separation of powers. Lawmaking is the sole prerogative of Congress, ensuring that the will of the people is reflected in our nation's laws. Any attempt by the ATF to enforce rules not grounded in legislated law is a blatant overstep of its mandate and a violation of constitutional balance.
This fight goes beyond just the manufacture, sale, or possession of firearms. It's also about confronting administrative overreach and defending the principles that define us as a nation. The 'ghost gun' rule attempts to criminalize activities that Congress has neither explicitly nor constitutionally prohibited, marking a dangerous expansion of bureaucratic power.
The developments at the Supreme Court, while disheartening, will not deter us. Our entitlement to an injunction is not a request for special privilege; it's a demand for justice, a call for the preservation of legal rights and principles that apply universally. Our determination is only strengthened by these challenges. We are more committed than ever to upholding the rights enshrined in the Second Amendment. We stand united with individuals and businesses burdened by excessive regulation, and we vow to keep fighting to protect the rights and freedoms of all Americans.
Together, let's move forward with resilience and determination, upholding our Constitution and defending the values that define America's greatness.