Supreme Court rules ATF exceeded statutory authority

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ATF exceeded its statutory authority

June 14, 2024

Washington, D.C.- The National Association for Gun Rights is thrilled with the Supreme Court decision today finding that the “ATF exceeded its statutory authority by issuing a Rule that classifies a bump stock as a “machinegun” under §5845(b).”

Today’s ruling was a repudiation of unconstitutional gun control by the executive branch and the ATF’s reckless overreach push by both Democrat and Republican administrations. While we are encouraged by Cargill decision, we still have major cases outstanding that could determine the future of the Second Amendment. We are hopeful to see similar rulings on the ATF’s unlawful and unconstitutional bans on so-called ghost guns and pistol braces.

We are also hoping Justice Thomas and the Supreme Court will soon deliver a similar blow to unconstitutional assault weapons bans beginning with NAGR v. Naperville, especially in light of Justice Sotomayor’s concession in her Cargill dissent that semi-automatic rifles are in common use.

The National Association for Gun Rights filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court asking them to overturn the ATF’s unconstitutional overreach and strike down the bump stock ban rule.

“The Supreme Court reached a good decision today that is frankly long overdue. The ATF has wandered so far out of its lane for so long, it can’t even find the road anymore, ” said Dudley Brown, president of the National Association for Gun Rights. “The ATF has gone rogue in assuming lawmaking authority that it does not have with pistol brace rules, homemade firearms, who a gun dealer is etc., and they must be reined in.”

         The National Association for Gun Rights is the nation’s largest “no compromise” pro-gun organization, with 4.5 million members nationwide.

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