11/8/2023: Britto v. ATF
District Judge Matthew J. Kacsmaryk granted the motion for preliminary injunction and STAYED the ATF Pistol Brace Rule nationally.
“… public safety concerns must be addressed in ways that are lawful. This Rule is not.” – District Judge Kacsmaryk
We won… right? What’s next? Right now the ATF can still appeal to the 5th circuit, the higher court in this case to have the decision re-evaluated. However, the 5th circuit has already ruled against them in this case when they returned it to the district court months ago. Unless the 5th circuit changes their mind, the brace ruling is dead and we’ve won our braces back.
What does this mean for CT gunowners post-6667? Braced builds will likely be making a return in many of the fun ways we’ve seen them in the past. Of course, not as “CT-Others” because those were explicitly banned in the 2023 Assault Weapons Ban (see CCDL’s breakdown of 6667 here). But, other braced pistol builds will be possible once again!