‘Dangerous Precedent’: SCOTUS Rejects GOA’s Challenge To ATF Bump Stock Ban
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition from Gun Owners of America (GOA), which challenged a Trump-era policy that redefined the term “machine gun” to effectively ban bump stocks.
The organization argued in the court filing that this new definition for a machine gun is “politically driven.”
“Thus, any purported statutory ambiguity is of recent vintage, interjected by [Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’] new and contorted manipulation of the English language to make a type of rifle stock — a ‘bump stock’ — fit into the statutory definition of ‘machine gun,’” the filing read.
In a statement posted to social media, GOA blasted SCOTUS for dismissing its petition.
“This decision sets a horrible and dangerous precedent, one that will allow the ATF to further arbitrarily regulate various firearms. This very same precedent is already being abused by Joe Biden to ban millions of lawfully purchased pistols even without an ACT of Congress!” the gun-rights group wrote…
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