By 6 votes to 3, the ban on use was lifted; accessory is used to transform semi-automatic weapons into automatic weapons

The United States Supreme Court overturned this Friday (June 14, 2024) the ban on the use of “bump stocks”, devices used to accelerate the firing of semi-automatic firearms. There were 6 votes in favor and 3 against, reinforcing the division between conservative and liberal judges on the Supreme Court. Here is the full decision (PDF – 515 kB, in English).

Os “bump stocks” were banned after a mass shooting in Las Vegas in 2017. At that time, at least 59 people were killed at a country music festival. In response, then-president Donald Trump changed the classification of “bump stocks” for machine guns, making them banned under United States federal laws in 2019.

The US Supreme Court trial this Friday (June 14) was held after Michael Cargill, a gun rights defender and store owner in Austin, the capital of Texas, challenged the ban.

In the lawsuit, Cargill claimed that the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) misinterpreted the legislation by extending the ban on machine guns to “bump stocks”.

After the decision, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, made a post on his profile on X (formerly Twitter) in favor of banning assault weapons and “bump stocks” not country.

“Congress must ban bump stocks, pass an assault weapons ban, and take additional steps to save lives.”these. “Send the bill to my desk. I will sign it immediately”he completed.


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