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MEDIA ADVISORY: Ranking Member Bost to Join Rep. Hudson, Whip Scalise, Veterans at Press Conference on ATF Stabilizing Brace Rule

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Washington, July 23, 2021 | Samantha Gonzalez | comments
Next week, Ranking Member Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.) will join Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), the House Republican Conference Secretary, Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), and military veterans at a press conference on Tuesday, July 27, at 5:00pm EST to discuss a new rule on pistol stabilizing braces proposed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives (ATF). The press conference will highlight how the regulation jeopardizes the Second Amendment, especially the ability of disabled combat veterans to exercise their constitutional rights.

WHO: Rep. Richard Hudson, Rep. Steve Scalise, Rep. Mike Bost, Veterans
WHEN: Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 5:00pm EST
WHERE: U.S. Capitol House Triangle, Washington, D.C.
RSVP: Contact Greg Steele at greg.steele@mail.house.gov.

*A livestream of the press conference can be found at facebook.com/RepRichHudson.

Background

On June 7, the ATF proposed a regulation on stabilizing braces, devices first created to allow disabled veterans to use a firearm. Under the regulation, an individual could become a felon unless they turn in or destroy the firearm, destroy the brace, or pay a tax. Rep. Hudson led 140 Members of the House of Representatives, including Ranking Member Bost and Whip Scalise on a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Acting ATF Director Marvin Richardson on June 14 urging the Department of Justice to withdraw the proposed guidance. Forty-eight Senators sent a similar letter on June 24. You can read both of the letters here.

In Dec. 2020, Rep. Hudson led efforts against a similar rule proposed by the ATF. Following a letter signed by Hudson and 90 Members of Congress, in addition to widespread feedback during a public comment period, the ATF revoked the rule on Dec. 23, 2020.

At Tuesday’s press conference, Members and veterans will encourage the public to submit comments on the new ATF regulation, which is open to public comments until Sept. 8, 2021.
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