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Bump Stock Proponent Gets Full Tenth Circuit to Mull ATF Ban

Sept. 8, 2020, 4:45 PM

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 ...