BELLEVUE, WA – The federal judge presiding over a Second Amendment Foundation challenge to the Biden administration’s new arm brace rule has denied a request by the National Rifle Association to intervene in an effort to gain the same protections for its members that have been awarded to SAF members.
However, the order denying NRA involvement doesn’t mean NRA members are out of luck, said SAF founder and executive vice president Alan M. Gottlieb. They can join SAF and be covered by the judge’s ruling issued last month. The case is known as SAF, et al. v. ATF et al. Alabama.
“While we’re sure NRA members are disappointed,” Gottlieb said, “by joining SAF they can get the protection of the judge’s ruling.”
SAF offers several different levels of membership, available at https://www.saf.org/join-saf/. Annual membership is $15, five-year membership is $50, and lifetime membership is $150. Membership is effective from the date of receipt. If you have questions about membership, please contact [email protected].
In her ruling, US District Judge Jane J. Boyle wrote: “For full intervention, the NRA’s motion fails on two separate grounds. First, the Court finds that the NRA’s request for intervention is not timely. Second, the Court finds that the interests of the NRA are adequately represented by the current Plaintiffs… In short, the NRA knew of the Rule more than a year before it intervened, and the NRA had no basis to assume that it A nationwide precautionary measure would be issued in this case. In addition, allowing intervention in these circumstances risks incentivizing opportunistic “injunction buying” under the auspices of “timely” interventions to protect a threatened interest. The NRA’s motion is not timely.”
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 will definitely welcome any member of the NRA who wants to join SAF,” said Executive Director Adam Kraut.