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Rep Mooney Disappointed by Senate’s Failure to Overturn Biden’s Unconstitutional Pistol Brace Regulation

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, H.J Res 44, to strike down the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) unconstitutional pistol brace rule, failed in the U.S. Senate on a party-line 49-50 vote. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) was the deciding vote.

The U.S House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 219-210 passed H.J Res 44 to overturn the pistol brace rule. Millions of Americans, including many service-disabled veterans, rely on stabilizing braces to exercise their Second Amendment rights.

West Virginians have a proud tradition of gun ownership and standing up for our Second Amendment Rights. It is shameful that Senator Manchin sided with President Biden over West Virginians in voting to uphold the unconstitutional pistol brace rule,” said Rep. Alex X. Mooney.