Nearly Half of America’s Attorneys General Support Gun Owners of America on Bump Stock SCOTUS Petition
By Michael Csencsits
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 07, 2022
Washington, D.C. – Gun Owners of America (GOA) received support from 22 State Attorneys General today with an amicus brief in favor of GOA’s Supreme Court petition challenging the reclassification of a bump stock as a machine gun.
Last month on March 4th, GOA filed a petition for Writ of Certiorari in the United States Supreme Court challenging the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms’ (ATF) 2018 reclassification of bump stocks as “machine guns.” GOA’s petition argues that the ATF circumvented Congress in their attempt to create new federal law. Its overly broad definition of “machinegun” could be used to ban other legal firearms.
Erich Pratt, GOA’s Senior Vice President, commented, “When you give the government a step, it takes a mile. With nearly half of our country’s top law enforcers supporting us on our petition to the Supreme Court on bump stocks, it shows that Americans want the government to stop trampling on our right to keep and bear arms. Anti-gun bureaucrats have no business chipping away at the Second Amendment, and we at GOA will continue to challenge anyone who tries.”
With Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen leading the charge on the amicus brief, Attorneys General from the