Federal court issues blow to Biden’s assault weapon ban

by ian

A federal court shut down President Joe Biden’s proposal to ban “assault weapons.”

The Biden administration wanted to regulate and tax AR-15 style “pistols,” but the Texas-based U.S. District Court ruled that this attempt was “unlawful” and “illegitimate.” According to the Washington Examiner, if the court had ruled in favor of Biden’s policy, it would’ve led to the destruction of millions of guns.

It also would’ve criminalized owners if they refused to comply with the rule. The court also ruled against the ATF’s sudden attempt to block stabilizing arms braces on these firearms.

Judge Reed O’Connor wrote that the ban was “arbitrary” and “capricious” and failed to justify its challenge to a long-standing rule that allowed such modifications.