Gun Owners of America (GOA) and Gun Owners Foundation (GOF) announced that GOA v. Garland — the leading case that challenges the arbitrary and unconstitutional bump stock ban by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) — is advancing before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Furthermore, this case is the only bump stock challenge that has been victorious in achieving the common sense court ruling that a bump stock — which is composed of plastic and a metal screw — is not a machinegun. GOA and GOF have defended the Second Amendment against even the slightest infringements for 45 years and are completely committed to fighting this ban on bump stocks to the very end.
Today, it was announced that the National Rifle Association has filed an amicus brief in support of the GOA and GOF case. GOA and GOF Senior Vice President Erich Pratt responded with the following:
GOA and GOF have always stood for the Founders’ clear mandate of “shall not be infringed” in the Second Amendment. That’s why we opposed the regulation of bump stocks by the ATF from the very beginning. We remain steadfast to fighting and beating anti-gunners when they attack our God-given, constitutionally-protected rights from the halls of Congress to the courtroom.
We are glad to see the NRA join Gun Owners of America and Gun Owners Foundation in our battle to protect the Second Amendment, as the ATF’s Final Rule could force all semi-automatic firearms to be unconstitutionally regulated as machineguns.
GOA and GOF’s latest brief can be viewed here.