Biden’s ATF Designation Instantly Criminalizes 29 Million Law-Abiding American Gun Owners

In a nationwide resistance, an overwhelming majority of gun owners targeted by President Joe Biden have opted to reject the administration’s far-reaching regulations on one of the most popular and freely owned firearms ever manufactured. Only a small minority—estimated to be between 0.6 percent and one percent—of AR-15-style pistol owners have complied with the May 31 deadline imposed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to register their firearms. Those who fail to do so face severe consequences as a violation of U.S.C. 586, including the potential of a 10-year prison sentence, a $10,000 fine, or both. In the rule, the ATF also graciously points out that lying to an agency of the federal government may also be a violation of 18 U.S.C. 1001, which is punishable by a fine or imprisonment up to five years, or both.

For any questions you may have regarding compliance or regulations, we recommend consulting a legal professional.

AR pistols are similar to AR-15s, but they lack traditional stock.

ATF has previously said that AR-15-style pistols with arm braces were legal. The Biden administration chose to regulate the weapons regardless.

You told them one thing ten years ago and you now tell them something else.

Jordan informed the ATF that millions of braces were required to be detachable or registered by June 1, 2020. ATF spokeswoman Erik Longnecker said that they had received 255162 tax-free applications.

You are still talking at this point about people who technically committed felonies.

Owners are now required to pay a $200 tax and provide fingerprints. In an attempt to encourage registration, the ATF temporarily waived that tax. However, most owners have chosen to gamble in hopes of overturning ATF and Biden’s decision.

ATF gave gun owners a variety of options to comply with the law. ATF offered gun owners several options to comply with the law.

Stephen Gutowski explains the reasons why gun registration is opposed by some.

It is not surprising that there is a low level of compliance. Americans are resistant to the idea of registering their guns.

Justin Anderson explains the other side of resistance.

Many gun owners subscribe to this philosophy. The Justice Department is in a pickle, as it’s not a good idea to take guns away from law-abiding citizens.

Injunctions are being issued by various courts to stop enforcement, at least where plaintiffs are successful. Legal challenges will likely end up in the Supreme Court.

Although these injunctions do not apply to all owners, they show that the ban is likely to fail when it comes under constitutional scrutiny. The owners appear confident that the ban would be overturned at some point.

Erich Pratt, senior vice president of Gun Owners of America (an organization involved in one of the successful injunctions), will be involved as well. Pratt expresses confidence in the interpretation of the Second Amendment.

Few Americans register their firearms with the ATF. They know that registration is the first step to confiscation. Gun owners are unwilling to obey unconstitutional laws.

Pratt stated that American gun owners don’t trust ATF due to its past performance.

Gun owners don’t have much trust in ATF, because they are aware that its leadership is known to lie or change their official positions.

Gun owners refusing to comply with Biden’s new firearm regulations is a powerful act of protest. As more gun owners refused to register their AR-15-style pistols, the movement gained momentum. The Supreme Court could be involved in legal disputes over the Second Amendment.