Utah man challenges Presidential bump stock ban in court

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – A Utah man is challenging the presidential ban on bump stocks, saying it’s unconstitutional. 

A bump stock is a gun attachment that helps the user to take advantage of and redirect the recoil power into faster firing. They’ve drawn massive controversy after the 2017 Las Vegas shooting in which 58 people were killed with the aid of a bump stock.

President Trump banned them back in December 2018; that new rule goes into effect on March 26th. 

Clark Aposhian is the Chairman of the Utah Shooting Sports Council. His legal team at the New Civil Liberties Alliance filed a preliminary injunction in the Utah federal court to put a stay on the new rule. 

Aposhian said, “The president has no ability no authority to criminalize or make new criminal statutes which would happen to anyone holding onto a bump stock after March 26th.”

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