October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month! #ATF recognizes the importance of ensuring everyone has equal opportunity to contribute their skills and talents. This year’s #NDEAM theme is “Advancing Access and Equity.” More at https://t.co/bk87ZfaBU0. #RehabAct50 pic.twitter.com/Cw66GIP0ox
— ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) October 4, 2023
That clicking sound you hear is our cognitive dissonance meter pegging at 11. The oh-so-caring and inclusive folks at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are commemorating National Disability Employment Awareness month. As such, they want everyone to know how very seriously they take the job of ensuring that everyone has an “equal opportunity to contribute their skills and talents.”
That kind of access and equity, however, apparently doesn’t apply to differently abled people who would like to exercise their constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
As a part of the Biden administration’s ongoing war on guns as well as those who choose to make, sell, and own them, ATF has done its level best to make life difficult for the very people they’re claiming to be so very concerned about. Pistol braces, you’ll remember, were invented for individuals with injuries, disabilities, or limited mobility so they can safely use larger-framed pistols.
The new rule and nearly incomprehensibly complex “factoring criteria” that ATF put in place earlier this year have all but banned all legal use of pistol stabilizing braces. Fortunately, as with ATF’S endangered bump stock ban and frame and receiver rule that redefines (without legislation) what constitutes a firearm, the about face the regulatory agency has done on the use of pistol braces isn’t faring well in the courts.
So you’ll have to pardon us if the ATF declarations of its concern over access and inclusiveness where the disabled are concerned trigger our collective gag reflex. The stench wafting from that is just a little more than we can stomach right now.