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How gun accessories called bump stocks ended up before the U.S. Supreme Court

February 28, 2024

… A group called the New Civil Liberties Alliance sued to challenge the bump stock ban on behalf of Michael Cargill, a Texas gun shop owner.

According to court records, Cargill bought two bump stocks in 2018 and then surrendered them once the federal ban took effect.

The case doesn’t directly address the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. Instead, Cargill’s attorneys argue that the ATF overstepped its authority by banning bump stocks. Mark Chenoweth, president of the New Civil Liberties Alliance, says his group wouldn’t have sued if Congress had banned them by law…

Originally Published in Associated Press