NYTimes: Justice Dept. Cracks Down on Firearm Accessories in Bid to Bolster Gun Safety
A new ruling by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives mandates gun owners to apply for a permit to use stabilizing braces, an accessory that can make semiautomatic weapons into long rifles, a much more dangerous type of weapon. It will also impose a $200 fee to add the piece. This law, as well as another trying to limit ghost guns, or untraceable, self-made guns, are receiving pushback from gun rights extremists claiming their violation of the Second Amendment. Lawmakers have returned saying that these rules only close loopholes, and allow guns to stay on the market safely for users and the general population. To read the full article, click here. To read more about firearms, click here.