Trump campaign says Supreme Court bump stock ruling 'should be respected'

 June 15, 2024

In a 6-3 decision on June 13, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Trump-era ATF rule banning bump stocks for firearms.

Perhaps preparing America to accept any decision that the Supreme Court makes in favor of Trump in the coming months, Trump's campaign was quick to point out that the justices' ruling should be respected.

"The Court has spoken, and their decision should be respected," said Trump campaign national press secretary Karoline Leavitt.

"President Trump has been and always will be a fierce defender of Americans' Second Amendment rights, and he is proud to be endorsed by the NRA. During a time when our border is open to terrorists and criminals, and migrant crime is on the rise, the right to keep and bear arms has never been more critical, and Joe Biden wants to take that right away from law-abiding Americans. President Trump won't let that happen," she added.

According to Fox News:

A bump stock is an attachment that replaces a semi-automatic weapon's standard stock, the part of the long weapon that rests on the shoulder.

As the shooter applies forward thrust on the barrel, the device harnesses the recoil energy so that the trigger will "bump" against the stationary finger, which then allows another round to be fired. The effect is more rapid shots than with a standard stock.

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