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Supreme Court’s gun bump stock ruling ‘will cost lives’: Thompson, House Democrats call on Congress to restore ban

Posted on AllSides June 14th, 2024

House Democrats pushing for stronger federal measures to rein in gun violence criticized Friday the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to strike down a ban on bump stocks, which enable semi-automatic guns to function essentially as machine guns. It was the latest ruling by the high court’s conservative supermajority in favor of loosened firearms regulation under the Second Amendment. The court held 6-3 that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives under President Donald Trump had overstepped its authority when it banned bump stocks by classifying the device as akin...

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