Administration Appeals Bump Stock Ruling to Supreme Court

5th Circuit overturned the previous administration’s reclassification of bump stocks.

The Justice Department submitted an appeal to the Supreme Court last week, requesting a review of a lower court’s decision to rule against a federal ban on “bump stocks.”

President Trump’s administration originally imposed the ban on the devices in 2017 by reclassifying bump stocks as machine guns, which are currently banned in the United States. However, gun rights advocate Michael Cargill filed against the decision, and in January, the 5th Circuit Court overturned the reclassification of bump stocks.

The Justice Department said in its appeal that this decision “threatens significant harm to public safety,” stating that rifles “modified with bump stocks are exceedingly dangerous.” The Justice Department hopes the Supreme Court will uphold the federal government’s ban on bump stocks.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the attorneys in the Justice Department as they pursue an appeal of the bump stock ban being overturned.
  • For the Supreme Court justices as they consider the appeal regarding the bump stock reclassification.

Sources: Reuters, CNN


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