I know this has came up several times in the past on several topics on here. If I understand the new ruling it goes into effect the date of publication in the federal register ( Date not know at this time ) It does say that there will be a 120 day grace period from that date to allow people to comply with the new rule. The whole issue surrounding pistol braces and the ATF enforcement of laws has been a rather GREY area for awhile now and it seems this new ruling is a attempt to clear up that Grey area. From what I understand, people who own a Short Barred rifle ( SBR ) with a pistol brace were not required to get a tax stamp for it. This new ruling now requires you to do one of the following 4 options:
1. Apply for and get a Tax stamp to register it as a SBR.
2. Put a Longer legal length Barrel on it.
3. Remover the Brace totally.
4. Surrender the gun to the ATF
I’m sure there will be many motions and lawsuits than may come into play before this is all finalized.
I’m curious for those here who have a SBR with a pistol brace, what your thoughts are on all of this and what your plans are if this new ruling goes through.