A federal appeals court on Thursday struck down a rule imposed by the Biden administration’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to regulate privately manufactured “ghost guns.”
A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the 2022 rule aimed at regulating ghost guns was “unlawful.”
“The panel, comprised entirely of judges appointed by Republican former President Donald Trump, largely upheld a Texas judge’s ruling against the rule, which targeted the rapid proliferation of such homemade weapons,” Reuters reports.
The ruling struck a blow to the Biden administration’s anti-gun agenda.
Appeals court strikes down ATF’s ‘ghost gun’ restrictions
The ruling is a blow to President Joe Biden, who has called for tighter restrictions on firearms, including an assault weapons ban.