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Supreme Court strikes down federal ban on bump stocks

June 14, 2024

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a bump stock does not transform a firearm into an automatic weapon, striking down a federal rule that banned bump stocks…

Michael Cargill, owner of Central Texas Gun Works, sued the government after he was forced to surrender several “bump stocks” under the ATF’s rule. He argued the agency overstepped its administrative authority to impose a ban, absent any congressional action…

Mark Chenoweth, president of the New Civil Liberties Alliance and lawyer for Cargill, praised Friday’s ruling as having vindicated “our client’s position that ATF does not have the power to rewrite criminal laws.”

“The statute Congress passed did not ban bump stocks, and ATF does not have the power to do so on its own. This result is completely consistent with the Constitution’s assignment of all legislative power to Congress. Any scare-mongering by bump-stock opponents should be directed at Congress, not the Court, which faithfully applied the statute in front of it,” said Chenoweth…

Originally Published in Fox News

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