The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a proposed rule Monday that will designate certain AR-pistols as “short barreled rifles” and place them under the purview of the National Firearms Act of 1934.
DOJ also put forward a model red flag law for states to follow in crafting their own legislation.
The DOJ’s proposed AR-pistol rule and red flag law model are put being put forward in compliance with President Joe Biden’s April 8, 2021, executive directive for such gun controls to be issued.
On April 8, 2021, Breitbart News reported that Biden put forward a number of executive gun controls, one of which was new regulations for AR-pistols and another was directive for the DOJ to put forward a red flag law model that states could follow.
Regarding AR-pistols, Biden said, “We want to treat pistols, modified with stabilizing braces, with the seriousness they deserve.” He suggested having