(FixThisNation.com) – On Wednesday, Judge Drew B. Tipton of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas temporarily halted President Biden’s newest weapons regulations following a lawsuit filed by gun rights activists. The preliminary injunction would block the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) from implementing a new rule that would require registration for all guns with stabilizing-brace.
The lawsuit was filed by Gun Owners of America (GOA), the Gun Owners Foundation, and the State of Texas, with former Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filing the preliminary injunction motion earlier this month. In his filing, he claimed that Texas police who had previously owned legal handguns with stabilizers would now need to take the time and resources necessary in order to register their guns with stabilizers.
The ruling in the Texas case came after a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in a similar case. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in their ruling specifically blocked the ATF from implementing a rule against the case plaintiffs which included Maxim Defense Industries customers and the Firearms Policy Coalition.
Prior to the decision, all individuals were called to register their pistol braces with ATF or completely remove or destroy the braces. Those who failed to comply with the new rule by May 31 could face a maximum of 10 years imprisonment or $10,000 in fines or both.
However, the key difference between the two cases is that in the Texas case, a non-private entity, the State of Texas, is included in the lawsuit.
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