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High Court Look at Bump Stocks ‘Urgently Needed,’ Proponent Says

Dec. 9, 2021, 8:20 PM

A recent even split at the Sixth Circuit on a rule banning bump stocks underscores the need for the U.S. Supreme Court to give the issue its attention, a bump stock owner told the high court.

A judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit said it was for the Supreme Court to resolve a “tension” in its precedents over deference to agency interpretations where the statute at issue has criminal law applications, petitioner W. Clark Aposhian said in his brief Wednesday.

In both Aposhian’s own case at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ...