Trump-Era Gun Control Measure Faces Supreme Court Scrutiny: The Bump Stock Ban To Be Reviewed



The U.S. Supreme Court will soon evaluate the legality of a federal prohibition on “bump stock” devices, a move that could have significant implications for future firearms restrictions.

What Happened: The Supreme Court is scheduled to review the Trump administration’s 2019 ban on bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly, reported Reuters on Wednesday. The ban followed the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas that resulted in 58 fatalities.

The case involves a challenge to the prohibition by Michael Cargill, a Texas-based gun shop owner and advocate. The court will consider whether the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) lawfully interpreted a statute banning machine guns to include bump stocks. The ban, if upheld, could result in a 10-year prison sentence for the sale or possession of such devices.

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