Fast Facts: Pistol Stabilizing Brace Legal Update

  • On June 1, 2023, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) ban on pistol stabilizing braces went into effect.
  • On May 23, 2023, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting the federal government from enforcing the new ban on pistol stabilizing braces against the plaintiffs in Mock v. Garland.
  • Some federal district courts in Texas have also issued similar injunctions.
  • These injunctions only apply to members of the plaintiff organizations that live in applicable jurisdictions.
  • On June 13, 2023, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution overturning the ban on pistol stabilizing braces but the measure failed in the Senate.

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