The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit struck down the federal agency ban on bump stocks, claiming only Congress may ban the device used by a mass murderer in Las Vegas.

The en banc decision reverses a Fifth Circuit panel decision that favored the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—and creates a split with the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati, the Tenth Circuit in Denver and the D.C. Circuit in Washington, D.C.


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