Braces of Insurrection

So, the ATF, at the bidding of President Biden, has issued a new regulation that pistol braces are now verboten, unless the owners of such braces apply for and receive a special government issued stamp, which requires much paperwork, a fair amount of money, and an abandonment of personal privacy. The owners of these pistol/brace combinations, who purchased them completely legally and in good faith are, unsurprisingly, more than a little irritated with this non-congressional edict. How ought we view this edict, its implications, and how should we respond?

First of all, please understand that I do not currently, nor have I ever, owned a firearm that falls under the definition of the pistols/sbrs that has the ATF all hot and bothered. I have no personal property at stake in the current kerfuffle, although I believe it’s reasonable to believe that at some point this action might somehow be expanded to some of my property. So while I do not directly have skin in the game, I definitely have a vested interest in the outcome.

According to the data being bandied about, there are currently somewhere between 10-40 million sbr/pistol/brace combinations legally owned in the United States. That’s a pretty big gap right there, as the government doesn’t know if it’s 10 or 40 million. I foresee a certain difficulty with that uncertainty. Let’s just take the middle, and call it 25 million. The Federal Government has just told the American people that they have 120 days to register, turn in, destroy or alter (barrel length) some 25 million firearms which they (the people) purchased completely legally. This edict was given without any Congressional approval or action whatsoever, which calls the matter into further doubt. So, where are the Feds going with this crazy train?

Well, for starters, the BATFE has a grand total of 5,093 total full time employees. Not agents/special agents/field agents, but employees total. Secretaries included. Maybe they can rustle up some help? The FBI has a grand total of 36,149 employees. Once again, not gun-totin’, rootin’-tootin’ super special agents, but total employees. That means that if every single employee of both agencies, working together, drop all work of every type and do nothing else, there are 606 sbrs for every single fed. Those are bad odds. Downright unworkable, in point of fact.

Let’s say, for argument sake, that the owners of all 25 million sbrs decide to adhere to this edict, and over the course of the next 120 days submit the paperwork for all 25 million firearms to receive NFA stamps. If every single employee of the BATFE focuses on processing those applications, and no one does any other work, that will be 4,908 applications to be processed by each and every employee of the BATFE. That, my friends, is also downright unworkable.

So, in the face of non-cooperation or over cooperation, what might we expect President Biden to do? Well, we need to take a few factors into account. First of all, we know that the President is currently besieged by investigations into his own (alleged) misconduct concerning classified docs, tax evasion, etc. He’s in a jam, and needs a way out. What to do? Create an insurrection, then invoke the insurrection act.

Should Biden invoke the Insurrection Act, he could deploy troops on U.S. soil to enforce federal law. A mass refusal to follow federal regulations on “assault” weapons would be an occasion to use the IA that both the media and the Democrat Party would fully embrace. And it would certainly take the focus off what lurks in the closets of Biden’s garage.

How should we respond? NOT by shooting at U.S. soldiers. Anyone telling you to do that is almost certainly Ray Epps. Using violence towards soldiers/marines to resist an illegal registration requirement sounds like a good idea only to those with an IQ lower than room temperature and even less common sense.

If you want to resist directly, get with either the NRA and/or GOA and join a class action lawsuit. There is every chance this gets tied up in court before the 120 days is up, but we need to think about all possible outcomes. Even though it’s a pain, consider getting together with as many brace owners as possible and flooding the BATFE with more paperwork than they can process. But DO NOT even talk about shooting law enforcement or troops, and avoid anyone who does. Ray Epps wants more scalps, and he’ll be happy to take yours.

More thoughts on this later.

Biden and Sharpton, sittin’ in a tree…..

Trudeau gets stoned…..

Science is late to the party….

Because they’re not brave enough to rock the boat, that’s why….



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2 responses to “Braces of Insurrection

  1. The purpose of such impossible-to-enforce laws is to erase the possibility of innocence before the law. This isn’t even about guns, not really. It’s about the government reassuring itself that if it should take an interest in you, it’ll surely find an excuse to punish you. “Show me the man and I’ll show you the crime.”

    If it helps the totalitarian hijack your own, law-abiding conscience for the brainwashing process then bonus.

  2. professorGBFMtm

    Should Biden invoke the Insurrection Act, he could deploy troops on U.S. soil to enforce federal law. A mass refusal to follow federal regulations on “assault” weapons would be an occasion to use the IA that both the media and the Democrat Party would fully embrace. And it would certainly take the focus off what lurks in the closets of Biden’s garage.
    Do you mean Harris YES? Even Biden(who knows the future game plan) says so!
    ”Biden yet again refers to his vice president as ‘President Harris’ during border speech
    By Steven Nelson
    January 5, 2023 3:14pm Updated
    MORE ON:
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    Blue meanie Joe’s divisive cop tirade is the president’s latest battle with facts
    WASHINGTON — President Biden yet again referred to his vice president, Kamala Harris, as “President Harris” during Thursday remarks on immigration at the White House.

    “President Harris led this effort — led this effort to make things better in the countries from which they are leaving,” the 80-year-old president said.

    Later in his remarks, Biden correctly identified Harris as the “vice president.”

    The oldest-ever president has made the same error in public on at least five prior occasions.

    In October, Biden called Harris a “great president” while wishing her a happy birthday.”
    I was talking to WILL(as well as ischemic strokes) about it on his ”prayers for FEERIKER” post the other day.

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