By: Teresa Mull

GPM has reported repeatedly that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms’ (ATF) was on the verge of making millions of law-abiding gun owners criminals overnight.

The ATF just released a draft public notice alerting the public to their intent to ban stabilizing braces. Now, however, the National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) reports:

ATF just announced they are withdrawing their proposed ban on stabilizing braces.

This was only made possible because of freedom-loving patriots like you.

With your help, we gathered thousands of petitions telling the ATF to stop their unconstitutional gun ban.

Christopher Stone, Communications Director for the National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR), announced in a statement to supporters sent out last week:

“They either want to register, destroy, or ban AR and AK-platform pistols and the stabilizing braces associated with them. At the National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR), we are opposed to any attempt by the government to either register, destroy, or outright ban AR and AK-platform pistols and their stabilizing braces. We are planning already to lobby the federal government in opposition to their plans.”

The ATF had opened the proposed ban to a public comment period that was, NAGR pointed out, “conveniently … during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.”

A Christmas Eve present, indeed. Let this serve as a reminder for why it is so important to support your no-compromise, pro-gun groups. Their mobilizing, grassroots influence is un-ignorable. If you’re still looking for a Christmas gift, consider donating to a gun group in a loved one’s name, and remember to designate a worthy charity to receive a percentage of all Amazon purchases, here:

Teresa Mull ([email protected]) is editor of Gunpowder Magazine.