Link to comment on Braces Re: (ATF 2021R-08):


Absolutely no cursing, it will not count if you do.

Do not use a form letter. Form letter submissions get discarded. Don’t copy and paste, each comment needs to be unique.

Do not comment anonymously, it won’t count if you do. 

No threats or derogatory comments. 

Don’t talk about Waco, Ruby Ridge, and the many botched ATF operations.

Don’t mix up Brace and Firearms Definitions comments


Include a reference to the docket number (Re: ATF 2021R-08) in your comment. 

Include your name and contact info. Won’t count without it. 

Keep it polite.

Things to talk about:

Discuss how this will negatively affect gun owners who have purchased their property in good faith with the ATF saying all along that it is legal and now are trying to criminalize or tax them.

Talk about how it negatively impacts you. How it will financially affect you and others. 

Talk about how it restricts the firearms disabled veterans can use braces with based on arbitrary sizes and weights. 

Discuss how the rules are completely arbitrary and subject to interpretation making it impossible to be sure your property meets the rules. 

Talk about how the rules contradict themselves in many ways including points assigned for sights as well as no sights. A gun can be heavy enough to have a brace, but not long enough. Almost everyone will score the same gun differently and it’s a felony if you screw up.

Mention that ATF reserves the right to declare any braced gun that miraculously meets their criteria an illegal SBR anyway because they think it was “meant to circumvent the NFA”. 

Talk about the well over a billion dollars of taxpayer money that they will be extorting from people who have followed the law by this rule change. 

Talk about how Braces are in common use, congressional research services estimated 10-40 million of them are in use. 

Talk about how this only targets lawful gun owners and will do nothing to reduce crime.