Appeals Court Strikes Down Trump Administration’s Bump Stock Ban

  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled 13-3 Friday to strike down the regulatory gun control that banned bump stocks under former President Donald Trump.
  • The court intimated that actions on guns should be taken by Congress rather than the executive branch.
  • Circuit Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod wrote the majority opinion for the Fifth Circuit, noting that the framers of the bump stock ban did not provide “fair warning that possession of a non-mechanical bump stock is a crime.”