Judge blocks Biden administration from implementing new background check rule on gun sales in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge has blocked the Biden administration from enforcing a new rule in Texas that would require gun dealers to conduct background checks on buyers at gun shows or in other other places outside of physical stores.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, appointed by former President Donald Trump, came before the rule took effect Monday. The order also blocks the federal government from enforcing the rule against several gun rights groups, including Gun Owners of America. This does not apply to Louisiana, Mississippi and Utah, which were also part of the lawsuit.