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Bump Stock Advocates Get 22 States’ Support for High Court Quest

April 8, 2022, 4:14 PM

A gun rights group’s challenge to a government rule banning firearm accessories known as bump stocks should go to the U.S. Supreme Court, a coalition of 22 states said in a friend of the court brief.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ action illustrates “how the government can endanger fundamental rights through creeping, incremental, and seemingly benign regulatory depredations,” Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen (R) said for the states on Thursday in a brief supporting Gun Owners of America Inc.'s petition for review.

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