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Gun Advocates Rejected Again at Supreme Court on Bump Stock Ban

April 5, 2019, 4:36 PM

Gun-rights advocates lost a third U.S. Supreme Court bid for a reprieve from a new federal ban on bump stocks, the attachments that can make a semiautomatic rifle fire like a machine gun.

The latest bid was narrower than the previous requests, seeking to shield five people and members of three organizations from having to give up their bump stocks while the high court decides whether to consider their appeal. The group is challenging the Trump administration’s ban in federal court in Washington.

The Supreme Court denied the request on April 5. Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch voted to...

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