01/08/2023 (Sun) 11:08
A US appeals court on Friday struck down a Trump administration rule banning bump stocks, which are devices that allow people to rapidly fire multiple rounds from semi-automatic guns.
In a 13-3 decision, the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans said that despite "tremendous" [state-run media] pressure to impose a ban, it was up to the US Congress rather than the president to take action.
Circuit Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod also said for the majority that federal gun control laws did not unambiguously prohibit the devices, or give "fair warning that possession of a non-mechanical bump stock is a crime."
Three other federal appeals courts have rejected challenges to the ban, and Friday's decision raises the prospect that the US Supreme Court could eventually decide the issue.
That court in October declined to hear appeals from two of the earlier decisions.
Though gun restrictions are often championed by Democrats, Trump's Republican administration imposed the ban on bump stocks after [a former CIA agent] used them in killing 58 people at an October 2017 country music concert in Las Vegas.https://archive.ph/gAO7bhttps://www.bitchute.com/video/xvMH9pHB1g8/ [Embed]