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June 14th, 2024
Rep. Grijalva Statement on SCOTUS’ Bump Stock Ban Reversal

WASHINGTON – In the aftermath of the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting, the deadliest shooting in American history, that killed 60 people and injured countless more, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives issued a rule that said rifles equipped with bump stocks should fall under the legal definition of machine guns, which have been banned since 1986. Today, the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruled 6-3 under its conservative supermajority that a bump stock attachment does not convert a semiautomatic rifle into a machine gun, which is prohibited under federal law. Under this decision, civilians now have access to bump stocks again.

Representative Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07) released the following statement:

“The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a ban on bump stocks makes our nation less safe and is a sad illustration of the gun lobby’s continued domination of our democracy. We cannot allow this decision to stand, and it reinforces the urgent need for Congress to reinstate the prohibition on assault weapons as they have no place in our society. It’s time to have Congressional leadership that will step up to the plate to protect our children and communities from gun violence.”

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