Okmulgee County Sheriff Eddy Rice has joined other Oklahoma sheriffs who will not make any arrests on a ruling from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
That ruling by the federal government wants to charge pistol owners who use stabilizing braces with a felony if they do not remove or register them.eddy rice
"This rule is gross federal overreach and Okmulgee County deputies will not take action those found to be in possession of pistol-braced weapons unless they are committing felony crimes with that weapon," Rice said.
He went on to point out Oklahoma has an act that prohibits state law enforcement personnel from enforcing any federal state, county or municipal act ordering confiscation or surrender of firearms, accessories or ammunitions as long as the owner is a law abiding citizen
The federal rule issued Jan. 13 by US Attorney General Merrick Garland has been challenged by law enforcement agencies across the state. Many of those lawmen are calling the rule ATF overreach and an infringement on constitutional rights.