After Rahimi, Bruen Remains Tanned, Rested, and Ready for Future Cases

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By focusing on Rahimi’s “dangerous” conduct, the high court did not foreclose a series of other challenges to federal disarmament laws already pending at the Supreme Court, including one related to Hunter Biden’s felony gun case. One of those cases that has been appealed to the justices centers on a Mississippi man who is challenging a […]

In Cargill, SCOTUS Ruled that Words Mean Things and Congress Writes the Laws

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By Shelby Baird Smith Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court took a major step in reining in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) administrative overreach. The Court held in Garland v. Cargill that the agency exceeded its statutory authority by classifying semiautomatic rifles equipped with bump stocks as “machineguns” under the National Firearms Act […]

Faria: Bump Stocks Are Just the Latest Shiny Object for Anti-Gun Democrats

The Democratic Party’s incoherence on gun control leads to politicians chasing the next shiny object for regulation with little regard for how to seriously address the issues they claim they are handling. Senate Democrats attempted to push through a bump stock ban by unanimous consent, which predictably failed and will turn into yet another gun control talking point for […]

Never Interrupt Your Opponent When She’s Making a Mistake

With the announcement of Friday’s 6-3 Supreme Court decision overturning the block on bump stocks, there were the usual responses from the industry (yay!), the Brady bunch (boo!) and the typical bloviation from observers on both sides of the issue. On the pro-gun side, comments were calm and measured. At the same time, pro-gun leaders […]

Biden Forgets That Trump Banned Bump Stocks in New Anti-Gun Campaign Commercial

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  “When Trump was president— children gunned down in classrooms, innocent people killed in church and massacred at a concert. Still, Trump did nothing,” Biden said in the ad. “He sided with the NRA, but I sided with you. I’ve expanded background checks, created an office of gun violence prevention, and now murder rates are […]

Cargill: We Can Use the Bump Stock Ruling to Protect Everything

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I was told over five years ago, ‘Why are you going down this road? No one cares about bump stocks. Let’s go ahead and let them take the bump stocks.’ But instead, I stood and fought. And because of this, the bump stock case is gonna be the case that saves everything.  It’s gonna stop […]

What Today’s Ruling in Cargill Means for the 2A and Other Gun-Related Cases

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As Dan’s initial post reported, in an opinion by the ever-reliable Justice Clarence Thomas, the Supreme Court drop-kicked the ATF’s reinterpretation of the National Firearms Act, depositing it on the ash heap of history. However, for those of you looking for another expansion of Second Amendment rights, you won’t find it here. Garland v. Cargill is and always […]

BREAKING: Supreme Court Overturns Trump Era Bump Stock Ban

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In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court has overturned the Trump era ATF’s bump stock ban. The court split along the usual ideological lines. Following the 2017 Mandalay Bay shooting in Las Vegas in which the killer, Stephen Paddock, allegedly used a bump stock, there was momentum in Congress to outlaw them. The Trump administration […]