In Cargill, SCOTUS Ruled that Words Mean Things and Congress Writes the Laws

Slide Fire bump stock

By Shelby Baird Smith Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court took a major step in reining in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) administrative overreach. The Court held in Garland v. Cargill that the agency exceeded its statutory authority by classifying semiautomatic rifles equipped with bump stocks as “machineguns” under the National Firearms Act […]

Never Interrupt Your Opponent When She’s Making a Mistake

With the announcement of Friday’s 6-3 Supreme Court decision overturning the block on bump stocks, there were the usual responses from the industry (yay!), the Brady bunch (boo!) and the typical bloviation from observers on both sides of the issue. On the pro-gun side, comments were calm and measured. At the same time, pro-gun leaders […]

The Human Cost of ATF’s Zero Tolerance ‘Enhanced’ Regulatory Enforcement

Russell Fincher's Triple G Firearms

Russell Fincher needed three jobs just to provide for his family in Joe Biden’s economy. He taught high school history, served as a Baptist minister and sold guns and ammunition out of a small shed in the backyard of his Tuskahoma, Oklahoma home. Somehow, he also found time to coach a winning Little League team.  […]

Brady Makes the Case for Doubling ATF’s Enforcement Staff

Brady Director of Racial Justice and Senior Counsel Kelly Sampson

This morning Brady’s Director of Racial Justice and Senior Counsel Kelly Sampson testified before a House subcommittee on the importance of the ATF and proper funding for oversight over the gun industry, enforcing gun laws, and preventing firearm trafficking. pic.twitter.com/P4Fr4kqwYx — Brady | United Against Gun Violence (@bradybuzz) May 22, 2024 According to the last […]

Rep. Kelly Armstrong: Bryan Malinowski is Dead Because ATF Wanted to Make a Political Statement

ATF Malinowski deadly raid arkansas

“Somebody is dead because the ATF decided to execute a warrant in the most unprofessional, irresponsible, and dangerous way.” 🎥 : @RepArmstrongND underscores the reckless actions by Biden’s ATF that needlessly took the life of Bryan Malinowski. pic.twitter.com/wZdytDV1VB — Weaponization Committee (@Weaponization) May 22, 2024 I think we need to just take a step back […]

Judge Kaczmaryk Rules That American’s Can’t ‘Just Trust’ The ATF

ATF Director Steve Dettelbach

The [ATF’s ‘engaged in the business] rule was scheduled to take effect Monday. It required anyone who sells a gun to be licensed and conduct the same background checks as gun stores. The suit argued the rule violated the Second Amendment and the 2022 Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. [District Court Judge Matthew] Kacsmaryk’s ruling did […]