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Court misses mark with ill-advised ruling to strike ban on bump stocks

Posted on AllSides June 16th, 2024
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In a decision on Friday, conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court allowed textual semantics and technical jargon to excuse the federal government from fulfilling its most basic responsibilities. In a 6-3 ruling that split along partisan ideological lines, the court struck down a rule created by the Trump administration to ban bump stocks — an attachment that allows semiautomatic rifles to fire at the same rate as machine guns, up to 800 rounds per minute. We know better than most about the chaos and carnage a bump stock can inflict....

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