censorship White House to Move Against Braces, 80% Lowers Iain Harrison April 8, 2021 10 Comments, Join the Conversation We knew something was going to come out of the current administration regarding guns, but the presser released last night is more telling than we expected. Leading with a nice bit of race-baiting, they go on to unintentionally point out that the vast majority of homicides occur in locations with gun control laws which epitomize the petty fascist wet dreams of whoever has their hand up Biden's arse this week. Then, they launch straight into an attack on DIY firearms and braced pistols. An excerpt from the April 7, 2021 statement from whitehouse.gov. Before we go too far, it might be worth bringing up a bit of historical context. The National Firearms Act of 1934 originally sought to eliminate handgun ownership amongst the peons by subjecting them to the same punitive $200 transfer tax as machine guns and suppressors. Bear in mind, this was during a period when Congress actually took notice of the Constitution, so they figured that banning inanimate objects in private hands would go against their oath of office and might get them tarred and feathered. Instead, they exercised powers of taxation and slapped on a fee calculated to price them out of the range of the hoi polloi. To stop economy-minded individuals from simply cutting down a rifle or shotgun to handgun dimensions and calling it good, minimum barrel length rules were included. Using the well-developed sense of survival common to most verminous species, the politicians of the day figured that the effective handgun ban wouldn't fly and they'd wind up out of office and have to get real jobs. So the handgun portion of the NFA was redlined, but the barrel length restrictions on long guns, despite being irrelevant, were left in. And that, my brothers and sisters, is how we got saddled with the bullshit that is the NFA. A Healthy Reminder from the Government Building your own firearm has a long and honorable history in the US. It remains legal to do so, and we're going to enjoy seeing the Biden administration contort itself into knots to try and address the issue of when a firearm magically transmutes from a paperweight into a baby-killing ‘ghost gun'. Especially when the precedent has been established for years. 80% receivers are now illegal? Hmm, here's a 79% receiver, and here's a 2×8, I can make an AR out of either. The ATF held a virtual town hall with industry reps on the 28th of March, probing for opinions as to which firearm parts should be serialized next, in order to make life more difficult for the law-abiding. Quite apart from the massive logistical undertaking this would entail, I'm not sure they factored in the massive ‘fuck you' factor this would engender in the law-abiding community. It now appears they've settled on making felons of anyone who has an arm brace on a pistol, justifying their decision by way of the fact that the alleged murderer in the recent Boulder shooting had a braced AR. Apparently, making braces illegal would have caused the murderer to reconsider his actions, because adding a federal firearm charge to 10 counts of homicide, well, you can fill in the blanks, because you're a functioning human with powers of inductive and deductive reasoning. The thing is, people bought braces in order to comply with a ridiculous law. Take that mechanism for compliance away, and guess what happens? It looks like this will be a long three years. Lift, run, read, train, speak to and support your fellow gun owners. Take a neighbor or colleague shooting. Point and laugh at shitbird politicians and their useful idiots, and completely ostracize any law enforcement officer who would seek to infringe on the rights of otherwise law-abiding citizens. 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