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Supreme Court divided over gun rights challenge to Trump bump stock ban

Posted on AllSides February 28th, 2024
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Sign up for The Brief, The Texas Tribune’s daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. A divided Supreme Court seemed to be struggling Wednesday with the legality of a federal ban on bump stock devices, which allow semiautomatic rifles to fire hundreds of bullets per minute. Liberal justices suggested the devices — which have been used in major mass killings in recent years — were exactly what Congress had in mind when it long ago imposed restrictions on machine guns. Some conservative justices,...

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