Attorney General Knudsen leads 18-state coalition against overreaching federal firearm accessory ban

Attorney General Knudsen leads 18-state coalition against overreaching federal firearm accessory ban

Attorney General Austin Knudsen is again leading the charge in defense of Montanans’ right to keep and bear arms against federal overreach. Seventeen other state attorneys general signed onto Knudsen’s amicus brief filed late yesterday in the Gun Owners of America v. Merrick Garland case, against the of erroneous rulemaking from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) that criminalized bump stock accessories. The ATF’s Final Rule on Bump-Stock-Type Devices contravened federal law – as well as longstanding ATF policy – when it informed owners of bump stocks that they must surrender or destroy their bump stocks to avoid criminal liability. A United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit panel rightly ruled against the ATF in March. Knudsen and the coalition of attorneys general are now urging the full court to do the same. “Montanans’ right to keep and bear arms is under attack from the Biden administration. Their continued attempts to implement the bump stock ban is no exception,” Attorney General Knudsen said. “The panel in this case came to the only logical conclusion – the ATF is trying to create laws where none exist. The full court should uphold their commonsense ruling.” Through its rulemaking, the ATF overreached and attempted to regulate bump stock accessories by asserting they transform the firearms they are attached to into “machineguns” as defined by the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA). “The ATF’s Final Rule effectively transforms commonly owned firearms into banned machineguns simply because of the […]

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