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Following the US Supreme Court invalidating a national ban on bump stocks, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has announced his intention to introduce new legislation aimed at banning these gun modifications.

In a statement, Leader Schumer said, “The Senate can help restore this public safety rule, and next week, it will try. As majority leader, I have the ability to allow a unanimous consent vote, and we’ll see just what Republican MAGAs do: Will they allow it to go forward, or will they cower to MAGA and hurt the American people?” He continued, “Bump stocks have played a devastating role in many of the horrific mass shootings in our country, but sadly it’s no surprise to see the Supreme Court roll back this necessary public safety rule as they push their out-of-touch extreme agenda. They’re even further to the right of Donald Trump.”

President Biden also voiced his support for legislation to ban bump stocks again. If passed by lawmakers, Biden said he would “immediately” sign the bill.

More on the unban:
The Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision last week struck down the national ban on bump stocks, which are devices that enable semiautomatic weapons to fire at rates similar to fully automatic firearms. The Trump administration had implemented the ban in 2018, following the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting, the deadliest in US history.


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