GOA Applauds 5th Circuit Bump Stock Ruling


January 8, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Late Friday, in a near identical case to Gun Owners of America (GOA) and Gun Owners Foundation’s (GOF) challenge to the Trump-era bump stock ban, the full U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Attorney General Merrick Garland and blocked this illegal regulation. While the Supreme Court declined to hear GOA’s case earlier this year, the ruling today by the Fifth Circuit creates a circuit split, thereby greatly increasing the chance the high court will hear the case challenging the rule.

Erich Pratt, GOA’s Senior Vice President, issued the following statement:   

This is very exciting news, and we congratulate Michael Cargill on this victory. We look forward to again appealing our own ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court and potentially teaming up with Mr. Cargill as we look to defend the rights of all Americans to own all semiautomatic firearms.” 

GOA spokesmen are available for interviews.  Gun Owners of America is a nonprofit grassroots lobbying organization dedicated to protecting the right to keep and bear arms without compromise. GOA represents over two million members and activists. For more information, visit GOA’s Press Center.