Gun rights group sues Trump, challenging 'unconstitutional' bump stocks ban

Gun rights group sues Trump, challenging ‘unconstitutional’ bump stocks ban

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Play Video Play Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Remaining Time -0:00 This is a modal window. Foreground — White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan — Opaque Semi-Opaque Background — White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan — Opaque Semi-Transparent Transparent Window — White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan — Opaque Semi-Transparent Transparent Font Size 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 300% 400% Text Edge Style None Raised Depressed Uniform Dropshadow Font Family Default Monospace Serif Proportional Serif Monospace Sans-Serif Proportional Sans-Serif Casual Script Small Caps Defaults Done A gun-rights group is suing President Donald Trump’s administration, saying a new regulation to ban bump stocks is unconstitutional and illegal. Newsweek reported that Gun Owners of America, an activist and lobbying group, filed the lawsuit in Western Michigan against the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as well as acting Director Thomas Brandon, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and the Department of Justice. "These dangerous regulations can go much farther than just bump stocks," said Erich Pratt, the group’s executive director. "The goal of the anti-gun left is, ultimately, not just banning bump stocks but rather putting ‘points on the board’ toward its goal of banning civilian ownership of all firearms." The suit seeks an injunction to prevent the regulation from going into effect, Pratt said. It also describes the ATF’s reclassification of bump stocks as machine guns as an "irrational decision, unsupportable in either law or fact" and accuses Trump of bowing to […]

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