Quick facts: Final Rule 2021R-08F

  • Final Rule 2021R-08F was published on January 31, 2023.
  • People who have firearms with barrels shorter than 16 inches, or with an overall length under 26 inches, equipped with a pistol stabilizing brace have until May 31, 2023 to come into compliance with F.R. 2021R-08F. People may:
    • Permanently remove the pistol stabilizing brace from the firearm.
    • Register the pistol stabilizing brace-equipped firearm as a National Firearms Act (NFA) item.
    • Destroy the firearm as per ATF guidelines.
  • People who choose to register their pistol stabilizing brace-equipped firearm as a short barreled rifle (SBR) prior to May 31, 2023, will not be required to pay the $200 tax that is typically part of the NFA process.
  • This tax amnesty only applies to firearms that are being registered as SBRs.
  • There will be no exception made for people living in states that do not allow the possession of SBRs.

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