The full Tenth Circuit will hear a challenge to the Trump administration’s ban on bump stocks, devices that increase the rate of fire of semiautomatic firearms, after a divided panel of judges sided with the government.
The en banc court will focus on issues related to agency deference in particular, according to a Sept. 4 order.
The panel’s 2–1 majority said May 7 that federal regulators properly interpreted a machine-gun-related provision of the National Firearms Act to ban bump stocks. That judgment is now vacated.
Bump stocks replace a rifle’s standard stock and allow users to shoot more than one ...