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Bump Stock Ban Stays in Place as Appeals Court Drops Review

March 5, 2021, 9:50 PM

A Tenth Circuit panel’s decision refusing to temporarily lift a ban on bump stocks, devices that increase the rate of fire of semiautomatic firearms, was reinstated Friday by the full appeals court.

Five judges dissented, in four separate opinions, from the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit’s view that the decision to take the case was improvidently granted.

Bump stocks replace a rifle’s standard stock and allow users to shoot more than one shot per pull of the trigger by harnessing the gun’s recoil energy to rapidly move the firearm back and forth, bumping the shooter’s ...