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In a Michigan case, appeals court to revisit bump stock ban

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Posted at 2:47 PM, Jun 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-25 14:47:35-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court says it will rehear a dispute over a Trump administration ban on bump stocks, a device that allows semiautomatic firearms to fire rapidly.

The decision comes three months after a three-judge panel at the court said a federal judge in Michigan should have blocked the ban.

The ban came in response to a 2017 shooting in Las Vegas in which a gunman attached bump stocks to assault-style rifles to attack outdoor concert spectators.

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives used a regulation to outlaw the bump stocks.

But critics insist only Congress can take that step.

The 6th Circuit hears appeals from federal courts in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky.

Elle Meyers

Elle Meyers

6:12 PM, Apr 12, 2021

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