July 20, 2024


June 14, 2024

Washington, D.C. — Today, in a case fully supported by Gun Owners of America (GOA) and the Gun Owners Foundation, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned the ATF’s 2018 ban on bump stocks. GOA had filed an amicus brief with the high court in this case, and previously filed their own separate challenge to the ban after meetings with the Trump Administration and lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill failed.

This onerous attempt by the ATF to re-classify bump stocks as machineguns was a clear misreading of the underlying federal law, as emphasized by the Justices in today’s opinion.

Erich Pratt, GOA’s Senior Vice President, issued the following statement:   

“Today the Justices made crystal clear that the ATF went well beyond their statutory authority in promulgating this rule. While it’s a shame it took six years to right this wrong, GOA is nevertheless proud to have fought back since Day 1. And we will continue to do so anywhere there is illegal and unconstitutional gun control.” 

Aidan Johnston, GOA’s Director of Federal Affairs and a former bump stock owner, added:  

“As a former legal bump stock owner, this is incredibly gratifying. The ATF’s unilateral 180 on this issue was illegal from the start, and I’m now looking into the best way to seek compensation from ATF for being forced to destroy my legal firearm accessory in violation of my Second Amendment rights. I have already begun the process of 3D printing another bump stock.” 

GOA spokesmen are available for interviews.  Gun Owners of America is a nonprofit grassroots lobbying organization dedicated to protecting the right to keep and bear arms without compromise. GOA represents over two million members and activists. For more information, visit GOA’s Press Center.


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