U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) congratulated a federal judge on Twitter for temporarily blocking regulations imposed by the Biden administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) on pistols with stabilizing braces

The regulations required individuals using pistol braces to register the accessory with the ATF, destroy them or detach them from their weapon. The rule would've gone into effect on Wednesday. Those who did not comply could've faced a $10,000 fine and potentially up to a decade in prison. 

The Biden administration announced the rule in April 2021 following a mass shooting in a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, where the shooter used a firearm with a stabilizing brace. 

The rule categorizes pistols with stabilizing braces as short-barreled rifles, which are heavily regulated by federal law.

On the day the rule was about to go into effect, U.S. District Court Judge Drew B. Tipton granted a preliminary injunction against the ATF in response to a lawsuit from Gun Owners of America (GOA), the Gun Owners Foundation and the State of Texas. This kept the agency from fully enforcing the new rule.

Moore cited Tipton's injunction on Twitter on Saturday, referring to the ATF's rule as "unconstitutional."

"I will continue to stand against the ATF's assault on law-abiding gun owners!" he vowed.

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