By: Anthony Morelli
Gun owners are getting extremely nervous.
Their rights are under more threat than ever.
And one major Supreme Court decision could change everything for them.
Across America, gun owners are anxiously awaiting a ruling from the Supreme Court that could be handed down very soon.
The federal government has attacked their rights by banning “bump stocks” and threatening gun owners who have them.
And while this iteration of the Supreme Court has shown some willingness to defend their rights, many are getting nervous because they are not sure how the Supreme Court will rule on this.
According to Fox News, “The second case, Garland v. Cargill, presents the questions of whether a bump stock device is a ‘machine gun’ as defined in federal law because it is designed and intended for use in converting a rifle into a weapon that fires ‘automatically more than one shot … by a single function of the trigger.’
“In the wake of a 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 60 people dead and 500 more wounded, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) issued an interpretive rule concluding that bump stocks are machine guns.
“A bump stock is an attachment that allows a semi-automatic rifle to mimic a fully automatic weapon’s ‘cyclic firing rate to mimic nearly continuous automatic fire,’ according to ATF.”
This is a case that will have far-reaching implications in the Second Amendment community and could set a precedent that will decide future cases.
If the Supreme Court comes out in favor of the gun owners in this case, the federal government will no longer have the right to ban “bump stocks” and other accessories, and the Second Amendment will be more secure than ever.
But if the Supreme Court rules in favor of the federal government, then everything is up in the air, and the Feds could be more emboldened than ever to crack down on gun owners.
The article continues, “Michael Cargill, Owner of Central Texas Gun Works, sued the government after he was forced to surrender several bump stocks under the ATF’s rule.
“Cargill argued in his petition that the Supreme Court should take up the case because the question presented ‘has sharply divided the federal courts of appeals.’
“Three appeals courts agree with ATF’s pre-2018 position that non-mechanical bump stocks are not ‘machinegun[s],’ while two other appeals courts agree with ATF’s present-day interpretation.
“The New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) is arguing the case on behalf of Cargill.”
The ATF has no right to take away the private property of a business owner like Michael Cargill, especially when that private property is a constitutionally protected right.
But the Biden administration has made it clear that they intend to crack down on guns, and that is exactly what they are doing.
Now gun owners are nervously awaiting the decision from the Supreme Court on this issue.
And everyone who supports the Second Amendment is hoping the Supreme Court will have the courage and the will to defend their rights.