Temporary Restraining Order Against ATF Background Check Rule Extended

Mark O'Connor fills out his Federal background check paperwork as he purchases a handgun a
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U.S. District Court Judge Matthew J. Kacsmaryk who issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) lasting until June 2, 2024, against the ATF’s background check rule has extended the TRO to June 16, 2024.

The case is State of Texas v. ATFwhich was brought by Texas, Gun Owners of America (GOA), and Gun Owners Foundation (GOF).

Breitbart News reported Kacsmaryk issued a temporary restraining order on May 19, 2024, against the ATF’s universal background check rule.

The extension gives time for the DOJ to respond to supplemental briefs from GOA, Texas, and GOF.

During the TRO, the ATF background check rule is restrained from being enforced in the state of Texas or against members of GOA, GOF, the Virginia Citizens Defense League, and the Tennessee Firearms Association.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio, a pro-staffer for Pulsar Night Vision, and the director of global marketing for Lone Star Hunts. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010 and has a Ph.D. in Military History. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com.


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