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Justices reject appeal of federal ban on firearm bump stocks

Posted at 11:47 AM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 14:47:31-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal of the federal ban on bump stocks, devices that allow semi-automatic firearms to fire rapidly like machine guns.

The justices did not comment Monday in declining to review a lower court-ruling that upheld the ban, which took effect nearly a year ago.

The Trump administration announced the ban following a mass shooting in Las Vegas in 2017 in which a gunman used bump stocks that allowed him to fire more than 1,000 rounds in 11 minutes and kill 58 people, wounding hundreds more.