Breitbart News spoke with Rep. Andrew Clyde (R) on Tuesday and he said he needs all Republican representatives to rally around H.J. Res. 44 and stop the ATF pistol brace (stabilizer brace) rule.
Clyde stressed that he is hopeful to get Democrat support as well, thereby making the stand against the ATF’s rule bipartisan.
Breitbart News reported that H.J. Res. 44 passed out of the House Judiciary Committee on April 19, by a vote of 23-15.
FIFTEEN HOURS LATER and the bill to stop the ATF Pistol Brace Rule has been PASSED out of committee! 👏
Thank you to our #2A champions @Jim_Jordan, @RepThomasMassie, @RepChipRoy, and @Rep_Clyde for standing up for all law-abiding Americans tonight! You are all true patriots.🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/SM1l9pWKEZ
— Gun Owners of America (@GunOwners) April 20, 2023
Now, owners of AR-pistols with stabilizer braces find themselves days away from ATF’s rule going into effect and Clyde is pressing for Republicans who have remained on the sidelines to join in the effort to stop the rule.
Clyde told Breitbart News, “The ATF has gone rogue here, and they need to be reined in, and this is one of the ways that we’re going to do it.”
He said he continued to pick up supporters in Congress since H.J. Res. 44 passed out of committee. He noted not all of the new supporters are cosponsors, but they are representatives who have agreed to vote for the resolution.
He noted that the vote on H.J. Res. 44 could occur as late as May 31, the last day before the ATF rule is set to take effect. But he explained that even a vote at that date is of value because passage of H.J. Res. 44 not only sends the legislation to the Senate but also lets courts around the country see where Congress stands.
Clyde said, “House passage of H.J. Res. 44 sends a very strong message that this is Congress’s intent. So in court cases against the rule, that are ongoing already, judges will know where Congress stands.”
Breitbart News is working to get a list of Republican representatives who have yet to stand against the ATF’s stabilizer brace rule and pledge support for H.J. Res. 44.
AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010. and he holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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