ATF Pistol Brace Rule VACATED – Onward to August 5th

Thank you to Jared for this great video summary:


  • Ruling: The ATF's pistol brace rule has been vacated.
  • Reason: The judge ruled that the ATF violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) by not following proper procedures.
  • Impact: As of now, the pistol brace rule is no longer in effect, pending further appeals.

Judge’s Remarks:

  • Procedural Violations: The rule was not a logical outgrowth of the proposed rule and was adopted arbitrarily.
  • Constitutional Considerations: The rule potentially violates aspects of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Immediate Effect: The court vacated the final rule in its entirety, restoring the status quo.

What’s Next?

  • Appeal: The ATF is expected to appeal this decision.
  • Hearing: All related cases are scheduled to be heard in the Appeals Court on August 5th.

About Jacob Paulsen

Jacob S. Paulsen is the President of provides in-person and online firearm training for American gun owners. The Company is currently teaching in-person classes in 25+ states with a team of more than 55 instructors. Jacob is a NRA certified instructor & Range Safety Officer, USCCA certified instructor and training counselor, Utah BCI instructor, Affiliate instructor for Next Level Training, Graduate and certified instructor for The Law of Self Defense, and a Glock and Sig Sauer Certified Armorer. He resides in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with his wife and children.

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