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Supreme Court Strikes Down Unconstitutional Bump Stock Ban

The Supreme Court of the United States has overturned the Trump-era “bump stock” ban. The ban was rescinded with a 6-3 vote among ideological lines. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the lead opinion, stating that the ATF did not have the authority to ban bump stocks because the device does not qualify as a “machine gun.” Bump stocks operate by using a gun’s recoil to push the frame toward the shooter’s stationary finger after they shoot the first time to continue shooting at a faster pace than without the stock.

Bump stocks were a big topic of conversation in 2017 after the Vegas country concert mass shooting. The shooter is believed to have used a bump stock on a rifle to rain bullets down on the crowd from his hotel room. The ban was reactionary instead of constitutional.

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Supreme Court Rejects Trump-Era Ban on Gun Bump Stocks – The New York Times

Supreme Court Strikes Down Trump-Era Ban on Bump Stocks – WSJ

Supreme Court strikes down Trump-era ban on gun bump stocks | AP News

Trump campaign says Supreme Court’s decision striking down his admin’s bump stock rule ‘should be respected’ | Fox News

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Supreme Court strikes down ban on bump stocks for guns – The Washington Post

BREAKING: Supreme Court strikes down ban on gun ‘bump stocks’ – YouTube

Michael Cargill on X: “I WON 6-3 Garland vs Cargill @centexguns @ComeAndTalkIt @NCLAlegal #bumpstock #CargillVGarland https://t.co/g3K7FcGU6g” / X

What is a Bump Stock? Should it be illegal?! – YouTube

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