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The pistol brace thing is a joke, right up there with Bump Stockas. I actually have a "pistol" of a cloned MP-5. The pistol "brace" is nothing more than a folding stock set up to be fired from the shoulder like a rifle. I love it, but it is a 100% a way to circumvent the SBR requirements. I don't have any firm numbers, but I would bet these "pistols" are used in a lot of the urban gang crime.
GOP lawmakers, NRA slam ATF rule to regulate pistol braces: 'Unconstitutional overreach'
I agree that it's similar to bump stocka in that these things are designed to comply with the law while at least partially circumventing the law's intent.
A big difference is that Trump banned bump stocka so virtually no one objected but Biden banned stabilizing braces so TeamR types figured out that executives shouldn't usurp legislative powers.
Changing the law by having the dictatorial exec branch declare that it means something it doesn't say is a bad idea. Congress can change it.