Attention all FFL holders. Curious about the changes associated with ATF’s new ruling on pistol braces? Well, they’re holding some virtual trainings tomorrow and Wednesday. ATF announcement follows . . .
January 30, 2023
On January 13, 2023, the Attorney General signed ATF final rule 2021R-08F, “Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached ‘Stabilizing Braces” amending ATF’s regulations to clarify when a rifle is “designed, redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder.” This includes a weapon that is equipped with an accessory, component, or other rearward attachment (e.g., a “stabilizing brace”), that provides surface area that allows the weapon to be fired from the shoulder, provided other factors (as described in the rule) indicate the weapon is designed, made, and intended to be fired from the shoulder. The final rule is effective on the date of publication in the Federal Register.
ATF invites you to participate in a virtual training directed at FFLs to assist you in better understanding the final rule. Training will be conducted through WebEx on the following dates/times:
• Tuesday, January 31: 10 – 11:30 a.m. ET
• Tuesday, January 31: 2 – 3:30 p.m. ET
• Wednesday, February 1: 10 – 11:30 a.m. ET
• Wednesday, February 1: 2 – 3:30 p.m. ET
To attend either session on Tuesday, January 31, please click on this link at the time of the training: https://atfeventscenter.webex.com/atfeventscenter/onstage/g.php?MTID=ea1bc5e74c615d072e1c4daf09fbd1920
To attend either session on Wednesday, February 1, please click on this link at the time of the training: https://atfeventscenter.webex.com/atfeventscenter/onstage/g.php?MTID=e767183dfff8f2d91069c6266c63f0523
Additionally, guidance on the Final Rule can be found at: https://www.atf.gov/rules-and-regulations/factoring-criteria-firearms-attached-stabilizing-braces
If you have any questions about the virtual training, or the Final Rule, please email [email protected]