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Bump-Stock Ban Left Intact as Supreme Court Rejects Challenges

The US Supreme Court left intact the federal ban on bump stocks, the attachments that can make a semiautomatic rifle fire like a machine gun, turning away arguments from advocates including the National Rifle Association.

The justices without comment rejected two challenges to a criminal ban the Trump administration put in place after the October 2017 Las Vegas concert massacre, when about a dozen bump stocks were found in the shooter’s hotel room. Sixty people were killed in that attack, the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.