Firearms equipped with stabilizing braces; Revolvers and pistols (excl. those of heading 9303 or 9304 and sub-machine guns for military purposes) (HS 9302); Parts and accessories for weapons and the like of heading 9301 to 9304, n.e.s (HS 9305); Domestic safety (ICS 13.120), MILITARY ENGINEERING (ICS 95)
Factoring Criteria for Firearms With Attached "Stabilizing Braces" (26 page(s), in English)
Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comment- The Department of Justice ("Department") proposes amending Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives ("ATF") regulations to clarify when a rifle is "intended to be fired from the shoulder." The Department proposes factors ATF considers when evaluating firearms equipped with a purported "stabilizing brace" to determine whether these weapons would be considered a "rifle" or "short-barreled rifle" under the Gun Control Act of 1968 ("GCA") or a "rifle" or "firearm" subject to regulation under the National Firearms Act ("NFA"). This proposed rule is a separate action from the Notice on the Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with "Stabilizing Braces" published on 18 December 2020, and withdrawn on 31 December 2020. No comments received under the withdrawn notice were considered for this proposed rule, and no comments received pursuant to that notice will be considered as part of this proposed rule. Commenters will need to submit new comments in connection with this proposed rule.