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How gun accessories called bump stocks ended up before the U.S. Supreme Court

Associated Press

Gun accessories known as bump stocks hit the market more than a decade ago. The U.S. government initially concluded that the devices that make semi-automatic weapons fire faster didn’t violate a federal ban on machine guns. That changed after a gunman with bump stock-equipped rifles killed 60 people and wounded hundreds in Las Vegas in 2017. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Now a federal ban on bump stocks imposed under then-President Donald Trump is before the U.S. Supreme Court. The justice heard arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit by a Texas gun store owner who says the government overstepped its authority.

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