BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation said today that it welcomes the National Rifle Association’s request to join a federal lawsuit brought by SAF and its associates in a challenge to the new “arm bracing rule.” from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. ”

The NRA announced the effort Wednesday on its website, explaining that the move was to obtain injunctive relief for its members to prevent the ATF from enforcing its new rule, which totally reversed the agency’s previous position that gun clamps they did not convert pistols to short-barreled rifles. making them subject to regulation under the National Firearms Act of 1934. The case is known as SAF, et al. v. ATF et al. Alabama.

On May 31, U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle in the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, upheld the scope of a preliminary injunction she had issued in the case that applied not only to SAF, but also to its members. “The Court confirms that its Preliminary Injunction Order applies to both the Second Amendment Foundation, Inc. and its members.”

The NRA’s announcement confirmed that the organization “will go to court for preliminary, and ultimately permanent, injunctive relief preventing Defendants from enforcing the attached ‘Factoring Criteria for Firearms with ‘Stabilizer Brakes’ ( the “Final Rule”) against law-abiding members of the NRA. .”

“We welcome the NRA’s motion to join our lawsuit,” said SAF Founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “If your motion is granted, and we certainly have no objection, it will mean that more American gun owners will enjoy the same protection that SAF members were afforded under Judge Boyle’s preliminary injunction. It makes sense that the NRA would want the same protection for its members.”

SAF is joined in the case by Rainier Arms, LLC and two private citizens, Samuel Walley and William Green. They are represented by attorney Chad Flores at Flores Law in Houston, Texas.

“We are in this for the long haul and we intend to win,” Gottlieb said. “SAF has become a recognized leader in Second Amendment litigation since our Supreme Court victory in 2010 in McDonald’s vs. the city of Chicago. We are serious about bringing back gun freedom one lawsuit at a time.”

SAF offers several different levels of membership which are available at Annual membership is $15, five-year membership is $50, and lifetime membership is $150. Membership is effective from the date of receipt.

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The Second Amendment Foundation ( is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt legal action, research, publishing, and education group focusing on the constitutional right and inheritance to own and own guns. fire privately. Founded in 1974, the Foundation has grown to more than 720,000 members and supporters and runs many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.