Supreme Court Overturns Bump Stocks Ban 

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The Supreme Court overturned in the case Garland v. Cargill, decided on June 14, 2024. In a 6-3 ruling, the court struck down the federal ban on bump stocks, a gun accessory that allows rapid firing of semiautomatic rifles.

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History of Bump Stocks 

Bump stocks were invented in the early 2000s, after the expiration of a federal assault weapons ban. They replace a rifle’s stock and utilize recoil to rapidly “bump” the trigger finger, enabling the discharge of dozens of rounds in seconds.

Initially, the federal government approved bump stocks in 2010, concluding they didn’t qualify as illegal machine guns. However, this shifted in 2019, after the Las Vegas massacre. A gunman used bump stock attached to guns to kill 60 people and injure hundreds in the deadliest mass shooting in modern history.