The Supreme Court declined on Monday to take an appeal demanding a national ban on rifle attachments called bulge stocks which went into effect one year ago.
Bump stocks, that allows a shot to fire constantly with one pull of the cause, figured prominently in that the 2017 mass shooting for an outdoor concert in vegas that killed 58 people and injured 500 other people — that the deadliest shooting modern U.S. history. Of 22 semi-automatic rifles from the hotel area used by the gunman, 14 were outfitted with bulge shares, prompting President Donald Trump to drive a ban.
The federal government estimated that half a million bulge stocks were marketed from the U.S.
Once connected to a rifle rather than their standard inventory, or finish part, bump stocks enabled rounds to be fired in rapid succession, almost as quickly as an automatic weapon. The Trump administration reasoned they lacked a national law banning machine guns, described as weapons which mechanically fire more than 1 shot”using one part of the cause.”
The inherent government didn’t alter, however, the ATF — that for decades had stated lump stocks were lawful — flipped itself in Trump’s direction. This jeopardized gun rights advocates to sue, however, they dropped at each point from the lower courts.