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The Bump Stock Ban: Administrative Overreach or Valid Measure?

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) issued a rule banning bump stock devices effective March 26, 2019. In response, the New Civil Liberties Alliance filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court in the District of Utah against the bump stock ban. NCLA has not taken a position on bump stocks, but we do believe that Congress, not government agencies should write statutes.

But there are voices in this debate who stand by the order. Join NCLA and a distinguished panel of attorneys on both sides of the argument in a lively discussion moderated by NCLA litigation counsel, Caleb Kruckenberg, regarding the legal legitimacy of the ATF’s actions.

Panelist, Erik S. Jaffe, Attorney for Damien Guedes, Shane Roden, Firearms Policy Foundation, Madison Society Foundation, Inc., and Florida Carry, Inc., in Guedes et al. v. ATF, D.C. Cir. No. 19-5042.

Panelist, Adam Skaggs, Chief Counsel, Giffords Law Center, Amicus Curiae in support of the final rule in Guedes et al. v. ATF, D.C. Cir. No. 19-5042.

NCLA Moderator, Caleb Kruckenberg, Litigation Counsel for NCLA, in Aposhian v. Barr, et al., 19-cv-00037-JNP