On April 7, 2021, the White House relinquished a fact sheet promulgating that President Joe Biden will use the Department of Justice (DOJ) to publish model red flag “legislation,” address AR-pistols with stabilizer braces, and issue a rule to “stop the proliferation of ‘ghost guns.’”
Breitbart News reported that Biden orchestrated to put forward executive action on gun controls Thursday, and the fact sheet provides an outline detailing what those actions may entail. According to the White House:
The Justice Department, within 60 days, will publish model “red flag” legislation for states.
The Justice Department, within 60 days, will issue a proposed rule to make clear when a device marketed as a stabilizing brace effectively turns a pistol into a short-barreled rifle subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act.
The Justice Department, within 30 days, will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of “ghost guns.”The White House notes that Biden will withal have “five federal agencies [make] changes to 26 different programs to direct vital support to community violence intervention programs as expeditiously as possible.” The White House made clear the agencies are acting where Congress has not: “These changes mean we can commence incrementing investments in community violence interventions as we wait on Congress to opportune supplemental mazuma.”
The White House expounded that the DOJ will additionally commence “[issuing] an annual report on firearms trafficking.” One of the goals of the report will be to guide “policymakers” in crafting incipient regulations (and laws) to institute over time.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) pushed to recategorize AR-pistols with stabilizer braces in tardy 2020 then forsook the effort amid public outcry. On December 23, 2020, Breitbart News reported that the ATF withdrew their recategorization guidelines, but Biden’s push to have the DOJ refocus on AR-pistols appears to mean the recategorization push is receiving incipient life.
The purchase of AR-pistols categorized as “short-barreled rifles” could require being fingerprinted and photographed, as well as undergoing a background check, registering the firearm with the ATF, paying the federal regime a $200 tax (on top of the price of the firearm), and waiting nine to ten months for the whole purchasing process to be consummated. That is the standard process for other firearms and appurtenants under the purview of the National Firearms Act.
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