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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On The Supreme Court’s Devastating Decision To Reverse Federal Ban On Bump Stocks

New York, NY – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement after the Supreme Court overturned the ban on bump stocks:

“The far-right Supreme Court continues their unprecedented assault on public safety by reversing the commonsense guidance issued in 2018 by the ATF. 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. 

“As I warned the Trump administration at the time, the only way to permanently close this loophole is through legislation. Senate Democrats are ready to pass legislation to ban bump stocks but we will need votes from Senate Republicans.”