Supreme Court Denies Request To Block “Bump Stock” Ban

On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected for the second time in three days a bid by gun rights activists to block the President’s new ban on “bump stock” attachments that enable semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly.

The policy went into effect on Tuesday. The ban is a rare recent instance of gun control at the federal level in a country that has experienced a succession of mass shootings.

The court in a brief order refused to grant a temporary stay sought by the group Gun Owners of America and others in a lawsuit filed in Michigan challenging the ban while litigation continues. Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday rejected a similar bid to block the policy in a separate legal challenge brought in Washington by individual gun owners and gun rights groups including the Firearms Policy Foundation and Florida Carry Inc.

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