JUST IN: GOP Lawmakers Decry New ATF Rule Requiring Registration Of Firearms With Stabilizing Braces

JUST IN: GOP Lawmakers Decry New ATF Rule Requiring Registration Of Firearms With Stabilizing Braces

A group of House Republicans slams a new ATF rule that would require registration of weapons with stabilizing braces.

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  1. Joe Rudnick JR on March 12, 2023 at 2:29 am

    Rules are not laws! You can make a rule but with out congress signing it into law it means nothing. So they can try to enforce a rule but they will be sued

  2. Kenneth Foster on March 12, 2023 at 2:30 am

    The right has already been infringed . Felons aren’t allowed to own firearms. Most aren’t violent offenders. There’s some that due to a stupid moment in judgement. Did something stupid. Now, I’m not saying violent persins should be allowed to have firearms. Or persons without the mental capacity to understand the responsibilities of having one, should be allowed. We need to use common sense.
    After a person has paid their debt to society, they should not have to permanently lose their GOD given right and one guaranteed in our Constitution. SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. All I’m saying is it’s already been infringed. Sometime in our past.

  3. ee on March 12, 2023 at 2:31 am

    creshaw, what a joke! here he’s condemning the "… unelected bureaucrats [who] are at it again. launching attacks on our Constitutional rights …", yet he’s on record as being a staunch supporter of "red flag" laws which, by their very essence, violate the US Constitution on MULTIPLE LEVELS, not just the 2nd Amendment. assuming that he was re-elected by an honest vote (which nowadays is highly questionable), then shame on the people of Texas for casting their votes in his favor.

    overall, GREAT video. i’ve got LOTS of respect to those in congress (with crenshaw being the only exception, although he did make good points, i just question his authenticity) who spoke at this session.

  4. Boo boo Dafoo on March 12, 2023 at 2:32 am

    Come and take them. I dare you.

  5. Dirk Gore on March 12, 2023 at 2:32 am


  6. Veronica Lopez on March 12, 2023 at 2:32 am

    This is Treason!

  7. Bartholomew Greatpants on March 12, 2023 at 2:34 am

    This is great and all but we’re going after the wrong thing. Disband the unelected wannabe lawmakers at the ATF and repeal the"draconian" nfa.

  8. Susan Yoder on March 12, 2023 at 2:35 am

    disband the state apparutus. No law shall be written which constrains gun ownership for any reason. The Supreme Court is the decision maker regarding the laws of the land.

  9. Jack Robinson on March 12, 2023 at 2:36 am

    Waddya mean new rule? I thought it always was.

  10. Sir Gavin on March 12, 2023 at 2:40 am

    To borrow a phrase from some business tv celebrity:
    Youre fired

  11. quickPullMyfinger on March 12, 2023 at 2:43 am

    " decry" so even more speeches after all those other speeches = nadda zip zilch actually doing absolutely nothing. Enjoy the 17 months left of being in the majority.

  12. Nick Wilson on March 12, 2023 at 2:43 am

    Bobhart Is so hot lol

  13. Veronica Lopez on March 12, 2023 at 2:44 am


  14. Christian David Leon DeBoye Faulkner on March 12, 2023 at 2:44 am

    The criminalizing of dejora true sovereigns as the Supreme Court label the people

  15. Wyatt Miller on March 12, 2023 at 2:45 am

    I agree, dang gummit. 😂

  16. Veronica Lopez on March 12, 2023 at 2:45 am

    Jailing People is NOT harassment!
    Killing People is NOT hurting! People! STOP the 1984 BS Already..

  17. The Angry Pickle on March 12, 2023 at 2:48 am

    You know. All yall have to do is just not obey. If every gun owner just ignored the ATF. They wouldn’t be able to do shit.

  18. Firehorse40 on March 12, 2023 at 2:49 am

    Compare Crenshaw to Massie. Massie needs no crib notes….

  19. Jeremy Davidson on March 12, 2023 at 2:52 am

    Tyrants Deserve What Tyrants Get.

  20. Christian David Leon DeBoye Faulkner on March 12, 2023 at 2:52 am

    This is a violation of vol 18 242 a capital offense and interpretation is a abridgedment of constitutional law the right to have arm’s is a right not open to regulatory actions nor interpretation…

  21. Sir Gavin on March 12, 2023 at 2:53 am

    Criminal, how many “leaders/representives” wont even bother attending.
    Start registering attendance and dock their pay for “services not rendered”.
    You dont do your damn job, you dont get any damn money

  22. Joseph Gavron on March 12, 2023 at 2:56 am

    Another example of unelected beaurocrats gone wild, like any other 3-letter agency. They all legislate by fiat, and have to keep justifying themselves in ridiculous "laws" that never went through the legislative process

  23. Freddie show&NEWS on March 12, 2023 at 2:56 am

    The far-left likes guns . It’s your establishment Democrats you’re fighting against and they are not left.

  24. Nicholas S Gilman on March 12, 2023 at 2:56 am

    I didn’t know that the ATF was allowed to make laws they need to abolish the ATF and stop infringing on second amendment rights

  25. Auklin on March 12, 2023 at 2:58 am

    where was this shit 4 years ago?

  26. Bradley Bobish on March 12, 2023 at 2:59 am

    The Gentlewoman from Colorado and Dan Crenshaw for President and Vice President.

  27. ol' grizzled bear on March 12, 2023 at 2:59 am

    Gee it took an act of Congress and a presidential signature to ban bump-stocks. But the ATF can do it to braces all in their own. Hmmmm. Seems somebody forgot they are only an enforcement agency and not part of the legislative branch of government.

  28. BlastedKat on March 12, 2023 at 3:00 am

    The Marxist left understands what is coming in America. They know they are absolutely outgunned and don’t stand a chance when this pops off. Their army of pregnant men, drag queens and dependent loyal blue diaper babies will not stand for a day.
    Time to call a convention of the States in this nation and send a strong message. Remember as they work to disarm America they left over $100 billion dollars of our military equipment, weapons and technology to our sworn enemies with the surrender of Afghanistan. Our Southern border is under a full on invasion of criminals, terrorists, drug dealers and human trafficking. Pile your beans and bullets high America, you’re going to need them soon.

  29. Veronica Lopez on March 12, 2023 at 3:00 am

    Put these ATF punks in Jail!

  30. Sam Rouche on March 12, 2023 at 3:01 am

    Shall not be infringed. Pretty clear to me. If they want everyone unarmed….. let’s ALL be unarmed. To say WE should be unarmed but they shouldn’t is a accident beyond the scope of anyone’s understanding waiting to happen

  31. Za Bik on March 12, 2023 at 3:01 am

    In my opinion any Guns shouldn’t be illegal the only thing that should be illegal is Democratic party😂😂😂😂😂

  32. Scott W on March 12, 2023 at 3:02 am

    ATF only exists to manufacture crimes to justify existence. Also the ATF is stating anyone owning a stabilizing brace is currently a criminal.

  33. Rick Mahnn on March 12, 2023 at 3:03 am

    ATF Should have been disbanded ages ago. They aren’t law makers. Regardless. TBH stabalizers were made not for the intent or purpose of making someone have an unfair advantage. They were made as a SAFETY device. Just like HIRAM MAXIMUM built the CAR MUFFLER and the FIREARM MUFFLER. Yet one is TAXED so you cant have it and the other is required if you don’t have it. LOL.

  34. Bill Larrabee on March 12, 2023 at 3:03 am

    From now on any government agency that issues laws against the constitution will be removed from their jobs and heavily fined or jailed for life.

  35. Tpak on March 12, 2023 at 3:06 am

    I believe that you should carry what you want that said I never got a brace because ppl on YouTube started to show how we weren’t supposed to use braces. Only law abiding citizens will follow rules and criminal break laws that is how we become victims and government officials want this

  36. James P on March 12, 2023 at 3:07 am

    Who and how did ATF get the power to make laws against its people I dont get it

  37. Cindea Mulholland on March 12, 2023 at 3:10 am

    Add the ATF to the other worthless 3 letter agencies
    They are money pits….
    Junk piles.

  38. Firehorse40 on March 12, 2023 at 3:13 am

    Crenshaw. My representative. Reading stuff off a sheet of paper because it doesn’t come from within his own heart. Matter of fact, this probably goes against his statist inclinations. I say he’s my representative, but that’s because other people in my district voted for him. I did not. Glad I voted Libertarian. Libertarians would not be talking about repealing the NFA or defunding the ATF, they would be hard at work doing just that. The reason Crenshaw and some others are speaking out on this at all is because the Constitution IS so clear on this, and many people who vote are waking up. Wakey wakey Strawberry Shakey!

  39. David Rice on March 12, 2023 at 3:15 am

    Abolish the a.t.f. NOW!

  40. Brian Galloway on March 12, 2023 at 3:15 am

    I do not recognize the ATF

  41. Colby on March 12, 2023 at 3:15 am

    I will use my pistol brace however I want. The 2nd amendment shall not be infringed

  42. Argentius Darkkon on March 12, 2023 at 3:15 am

    If the ATF cannot make laws, that would make their supposed laws null and void of any enforcement ability, because any public policy, put in place in contravene of legality (the Constitution) is null and void..

  43. Nick Bailey on March 12, 2023 at 3:16 am

    They can not make laws so completely ignore them completely

  44. Chas Son on March 12, 2023 at 3:17 am

    This is a unconstitutional "ex post facto" law. A law after the fact does not effect you. A ex post facto law is in the Constitution.

    The ATF does not make law and their rule is unconstitutional.

    Any law about firearms are unconstitutional.

    Don’t fall for these criminals imposing these unconstitutional laws that are no laws. Yes, these are criminals.

    OMG. Finally someone that understands the Constitution and the powers of the three branches. Good job.

    When president Biden signed the executive order banning ghost guns, president Biden doesn’t have the authority to make law by a executive order. It is in the Constitution. The president can sign a law that Congress is trying to ratify. It is in the Constitution.

  45. D L on March 12, 2023 at 3:18 am

    That eye patch screams bond villain.

  46. Danny Brazil on March 12, 2023 at 3:19 am

    China Joe and his communist admin doing what China suggest.

  47. Christian David Leon DeBoye Faulkner on March 12, 2023 at 3:26 am

    It is treason sedition and insurrection upon the government of laws and the governmental machinery and the governmental interests set forth by the letter of the law long standing

  48. Randy H on March 12, 2023 at 3:28 am

    "Say When"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enough is enough!!!!!!!!

  49. Albertus Magnus on March 12, 2023 at 3:28 am

    Was it not the ATF that initiated the Waco debacle some decades ago? Bunch of would-be cowboys went in to disarm the Branch Davidians, and ended up losing a bunch of agents and burning the complex, which held women and children, to the ground, with heavy loss of life. Do not trust the Federal Government, especially now, when they are forcing an agenda on the American People. Resist at every turn.

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