SCOTUS Allows Ghost Gun Rule for Now

A lower court’s decision is paused while proceedings continue.

The Supreme Court has paused an order issued by a district court judge that halted efforts to regulate “ghost guns.” 

Under current law, manufacturers and sellers of kits from which guns can be made are required to obtain licenses and products must be marked with serial numbers. Background checks and records for law enforcement to trace firearms were also required. A group of gun owners, along with advocacy groups and others that make or sell the products, challenged the rule arguing it was unlawful, saying such policies are for Congress to make, not the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. 

A federal district court blocked the challenged provisions, and later another court ruled to block the regulation nationwide. President Biden’s administration appealed to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and arguments are expected to be heard in September. 

While the matter is in litigation, the Supreme Court has put the lower court’s order on hold, keeping the regulations in place. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the justices of the Supreme Court as they consider requests for injunctions and stays to laws and regulations that are under litigations.
  • For the judges in the federal district courts to seek God’s direction as they hear arguments in various cases.
  • For God to work His will and purposes through the decisions made in the federal judiciary.

Sources: CBS News, Politico


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