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    The 6-3 majority opinion written by Justice Clarence Thomas found the Justice Department was wrong to declare that bump stocks transformed semiautomatic rifles into illegal machine guns because, he wrote, each trigger depression in rapid succession still only releases one shot
     
    The 6-3 majority opinion written by Justice Clarence Thomas found the Justice Department was wrong to declare that bump stocks transformed semiautomatic rifles into illegal machine guns because, he wrote, each trigger depression in rapid succession still only releases one shot

    "Supreme Court Strikes Down Bump Stock Ban: What to Know

    The high court struck down a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, but that doesn’t mean the devices will be legal everywhere.​

    FILE - Shooting instructor Frankie McRae demonstrates the grip on an AR-15 rifle fitted with a bump stock at his 37 PSR Gun Club in Bunnlevel, N.C., on Oct. 4, 2017. Gun accessories known as bump stocks hit the market more than a decade ago. The U.S. government initially concluded that the devices that make semi-automatic weapons fire faster didn't violate a federal ban on machine guns. That changed after a gunman with bump stock-equipped rifles killed 60 people and wounded hundreds in Las Vegas in 2017. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File)

    The Supreme Court on Friday struck down a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, controversial devices used to increase the firing rate on semi-automatic rifles. But that doesn’t mean they will be legally accessible nationwide.
    That’s because at least 16 states – plus Washington, D.C. – already have their own laws banning bump stocks, according to Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit gun-control group which advocates banning bump stocks. The state laws will not be directly impacted by the Supreme Court ruling, since that only applies to the federal ban.


    Where Will Bump Stocks Remain Illegal?



    Bump stocks will remain illegal in California, Connecticut, the district, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington, according to Everytown for Gun Safety.

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    As US courts roll back gun safety legislation and states expand gun rights, Gavin Newsom is pursuing an unprecedented long-shot effort to curb gun violence: a new constitutional amendment.

    The deeply entrenched national gun culture and political divisions in the US has been a roadblock to establishing federal and state policies that would address the epidemic of gun violence in the US, which left nearly 43,000 people dead in 2023.

    One way around this perennial stalemate is to pass an amendment. Last year, the California governor announced his plan to pass a 28th amendment aimed at enshrining safety measures that are supported by most Americans but haven’t been enacted by Congress and some Republican-led states.


    The proposed amendment includes raising the federal age to buy a gun from 18 to 21, banning so-called assault weapons and mandating universal background checks and a waiting period between the purchase of a gun and its delivery.

    Newsom has long touted his strong record on guns, including restricting ammunition and putting new taxes on gun purchases, which have earned him praise from violence prevention groups and the ire of gun rights organizations.

    Since introducing the plan, Newsom’s political action committee, Campaign for democracy, has peppered social media with ads asking people across the country to join his effort. He also aims to amass at least 10,000 volunteers nationwide who can push their state lawmakers to pass resolutions to call for a constitutional convention.

    But the long-shot nature of his proposal has been criticized by those on the left and right as merely an attempt to bolster his credentials ahead of a future presidential run. Even national violence prevention organizations that are usually in lockstep with the governor have been mum on the topic.……

     
    BANGOR TWP, MI — A parolee has been jailed following a shooting in the parking lot of a Bay County grocery store. Not because the man pulled the trigger, as the wounded man did that himself, but because he allegedly took the gun and ran off with it.


    “There were a lot of bad decisions made in a short amount of time,” Bay County Sheriff Troy R. Cunningham said of the situation.
     

    McDonald's worker whips out gun and shoots at customers who complain about order​


    A 22-year-old McDonald's employee in Florida was none too pleased with a drive-thru customer's complaint, so she responded the American way and whipped out her gun. She then went outside and pulled the trigger.

    Fortunately, although her gunfire hit their car, it missed the people inside.

     

    McDonald's worker whips out gun and shoots at customers who complain about order​


    A 22-year-old McDonald's employee in Florida was none too pleased with a drive-thru customer's complaint, so she responded the American way and whipped out her gun. She then went outside and pulled the trigger.

    Fortunately, although her gunfire hit their car, it missed the people inside.

    Candidate for retraining or...you're fired? I think I know which one. Lol.
     

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