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Appeals court revives challenge to bump stock ban


Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has revived a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s ban on firearm bump stocks. The devices attached to semiautomatic firearms so that a shooter can fire multiple rounds with a single trigger pull.  A panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld the ban in December. But the full court ordered a re-hearing Thursday. Three other circuit appeals courts have upheld the ban. The Supreme Court has been asked to take up the issue. The ban was instituted in 2019 after a sniper in Las Vegas used a bump stock in the 2017 massacre of dozens of concertgoers.

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