Case Name: Britto v. ATF
Type of Case: Second Amendment, Separation of Powers
Court: Northern District of Texas
Filed On: January 31, 2023
Current Status: Filed in Northern District of Texas on January 31, 2023
MILITARY VETERANS SUE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TO PROTECT SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS
January 31, 2023 | Three military veterans are suing the Biden Administration over the implementation of ATF’s new final rule, which requires millions of Americans to register these firearms on a federal registry and pay a tax. Americans who do not wish to be placed on a federal gun registry must either destroy their stabilizing brace or turn in their weapon.
The Lawsuit: The lawsuit alleges that ATF’s new rule violates the Second Amendment and the Separation of Powers, which prohibits federal agencies from making new laws without clear Congressional authorization. The suit is filed in the Northern District of Texas. This is the first lawsuit to challenge ATF’s final rule.