Federal Court Rejects Bump Stock Ban

Source: Common Dreams

“Despite acknowledging ‘tremendous’ public pressure to impose a ban on bump stocks, a firearm attachment used in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, a federal appeals court on Friday rejected a 2019 Trump administration rule barring people from owning the instruments. In a 13-3 ruling, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that the ban violated the Administrative Procedure Act and that the U.S. Congress must act to ban bump stocks rather than the executive branch.” [editor’s note: The US Constitution says nobody gets to ban them as a legal matter, and physical reality says they’re impossible to ban as a practical matter – TLK] (01/08/23)