Second Amendment Victory - Supreme Court Strikes Down Bump Stock Ban

Here at SSL Firearms, we’re celebrating another major win for gun owners across the country! Just two weeks after the dismissal of the ATF’s pistol brace rule, the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Second Amendment, declaring the bump stock ban unconstitutional.

Remember the horrific Las Vegas shooting in 2017? In the aftermath, it was discovered that one of the gunman’s rifles was equipped with a bump stock. This device allows for a semi-automatic rifle to fire more rapidly, mimicking automatic fire. Following this tragedy, the ATF, under the Trump administration, reversed their previous stance and banned bump stocks through a rule change. This decision sparked legal challenges, culminating in the recent Supreme Court case Cargill v. Garland. In a 6-3 decision, the Court ruled that the ATF overstepped its authority.

Here’s the key takeaway:
Bump stocks do not meet the legal definition of a machine gun. A machine gun fires multiple rounds with a single pull of the trigger. Bump stocks, while increasing the rate of fire, require a separate trigger pull for each round. The Supreme Court’s decision effectively legalizes bump stocks once again. This is a significant victory for gun owners who value their right to choose their firearms and accessories within the confines of the Second Amendment.

 It’s important to have a clear understanding of bump stocks. Here’s a breakdown:

: Bump stocks attach to a semi-automatic rifle and utilize the recoil to reset the trigger. This allows for faster firing, but it’s not fully automatic.
Debate: Some argue bump stocks simulate automatic fire, while others maintain there’s a clear distinction.

For many years, the ATF itself considered bump stocks legal, as they didn’t convert a firearm into a machine gun under the National Firearms Act. The Supreme Court has upheld this view.

This Supreme Court’s decision is a positive step for Second Amendment rights. Here at SSL Firearms, we remain committed to providing our customers with a safe and legal selection of firearms and accessories. As always, we encourage responsible gun ownership and strict adherence to all applicable laws.