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Supreme Court hears challenge to federal bump stock ban

Posted on AllSides February 28th, 2024
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Justice Brett Kavanaugh, a conservative who often sits at the ideological center of the court, is raising concerns about people being prosecuted under the ban without even knowing it exists.

"Even if you're not aware of the legal prohibition, you can be convicted," Kavanaugh pressed the attorney representing the Biden administration. "That's going to ensure a lot of people who were not are of the legal prohibition."

The government previously estimated that as many as a half million bump stocks were sold between 2011 and 2018. Brian Fletcher, representing the...

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