[Ed. – Not signing this letter doesn’t mean Portman and Collins won’t vote with Republicans at the crucial time. But it’s not a good sign – and it deincentivizes Democrats like Manchin and Sinema.]
Biden and his crew have decided to engage in what could only be described as a backdoor gun ban of firearms that are in common use. Some 10-40 million law-abiding Americans could now land in legal trouble over the administration’s push to ban pistol braces. There is no grandfather clause. These guns must either be registered, disassembled, or turned over to the authorities. It’s aptly described as the largest gun confiscation and registration effort in history. …
Senate Republicans are mobilizing to stop this gun grab. Stephen Gutowski of The Reload has more (via The Reload):
48 Republican senators signed a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday slamming the Biden Administration’s plan to ban most pistol braces.
The senators blasted an ATF proposal to reclassify guns equipped with the braces as short-barrel rifles and subject them to the National Firearms Act (NFA). …
[W]ho are the two Republicans who refused to sign onto this communique? That would be Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Susan Collins (R-ME).