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    Default Supreme Court won't hear bump stock ban case

    I suppose the court thought New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen was enough pro 2nd amendment decisions for a while.


    Supreme Court won't hear case opposing Trump-era bump stock ban
    Denial by justices latest blow to Second Amendment activists opposed to bump stock ban

    The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case in which Second Amendment activists sought to invalidate the Trump-era ban on bump stocks — the latest in multiple such cases the justices have refused to take up.
    The lawsuit, Gun Owners of America v. Garland, initially targeted former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker while former President Donald Trump was in office. More recently, Attorney General Merrick Garland, appointed by President Biden, was the top named defendant after taking over the lead Justice Department post.

    The case challenged a 2018 decision by the Justice Department under Trump to ban bump stocks. That move followed the 2017 mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas, in which a man used rifles with bump stocks to kill 60 people and injure hundreds.
    Bump stocks are attachments to semi-automatic rifles which use the recoil of the weapon to slide its body forwards and backwards. This effectively allows a shooter to fire several times in rapid succession while only needing to actively squeeze the trigger once, in a manner similar to a fully automatic weapon.

    "We are faithfully following President Trump’s leadership by making clear that bump stocks, which turn semiautomatics into machine guns, are illegal, and we will continue to take illegal guns off of our streets," Whitaker said in a statement at the time.

    A federal district court sided with the government in 2019 before a three-judge panel on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed that decision last year. In part, the appeals panel argued that federal agencies do not possess the broad authority to decide major policy issues like whether to ban a certain gun accessory like a bump stock.

    A subsequent decision by the entire Sixth Circuit, however, overruled the three-judge panel and reinstated the lower court's order siding with the government.

    Gun Owners of America then asked the Supreme Court to weigh in earlier this year. The group said the government's rule banning bump stocks is disconnected from reality.

    "The question is whether common firearm accessories called ‘bump stocks’ constitute ‘machineguns’ under the statutory definition… and thus are banned from private possession," Gun Owners of America said in a brief. "The answer to that question is a definitive ‘no.’ A firearm equipped with a bump stock does not meet either prong of Congress’s carefully-crafted and unambiguous definition of ‘machinegun.’"

    The Biden Justice Department in its own brief, meanwhile, argued the exact opposite.

    "ATF’s interpretation of the phrase ‘single function of the trigger’ reflects the common-sense understanding of how most weapons are fired: by the shooter’s pull on a curved metal trigger," the Justice Department brief said. "[O]n a machinegun — including a weapon equipped with a bump stock — that same single pull of the trigger initiates a continuous process that fires bullets until the ammunition is exhausted."
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sup...bump-stock-ban

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    Default Re: Supreme Court won't hear bump stock ban case

    And they wont hear mike lindell's case either.
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    Default Re: Supreme Court won't hear bump stock ban case

    Not a great harbinger for pistol braces...
    "Russian warship, go f--- yourself."

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    Default Re: Supreme Court won't hear bump stock ban case

    Quote Originally Posted by ShadeRabbit View Post
    Not a great harbinger for pistol braces...
    or FRT triggers.


    So much for that 4d chess I heard so much about
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    My feedback: http://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.php?t=305685

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    Default Re: Supreme Court won't hear bump stock ban case

    We have to remember that Trump banned more firearms than Obama (who didn't ban anything).

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    Default Re: Supreme Court won't hear bump stock ban case

    huh... he did? What firearms did he ban?

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    Default Re: Supreme Court won't hear bump stock ban case

    Quote Originally Posted by Delkal View Post
    We have to remember that Trump banned more firearms than Obama (who didn't ban anything).
    Don't tell them how Obama actually expanded gun rights, their heads might explode!

    Vote for Oz!

    And fuck Obama BTW.
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    Default Re: Supreme Court won't hear bump stock ban case

    Quote Originally Posted by thefirstndsecond View Post
    huh... he did? What firearms did he ban?
    This is a bump stock thread so thats a hint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delkal View Post
    This is a bump stock thread so thats a hint.
    Don't forget that 50 people died because of the bumpstock (bullshit) Imagine the outrage if he didn't?
    If it were a gun, different story.
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    Default Re: Supreme Court won't hear bump stock ban case

    Here is a video from YouTube gun channel Yankee Marshall who has an interesting take on this situation. It's about ten minutes long if you care to watch and draw your own conclusion.



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