Joe Biden and the Democrats are determined to ram through massive new gun control laws.
They’re even threatening to go around the filibuster if that’s what it takes.
But now the Supreme Court may take up one that could change Joe Biden’s Presidency.
After a madman used a bump stock firearm accessory during the horrific mass shooting that took place in Las Vegas back in 2017, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions supported a ban on bump stocks.
Sessions pushed the false claim made by the gun control lobby that bump stocks turn a regular semi-automatic firearm into a fully automatic machine gun type weapon.
However, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled that Jeff Sessions’ bump stock ban was unconstitutional after a lower court upheld the ban by claiming the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms was entitled to the Chevron defense, which said that courts should defer to administrative agencies’ interpretation of the law – and uphold the bump stock ban.
“After finding that the ATF’s interpretation was entitled to Chevron deference, the district court held that the Final Rule’s classification of bump stocks as machine guns was ‘a permissible interpretation’ of § 5845(b). Accordingly, the court concluded that Plaintiffs-Appellants were unlikely to succeed on the merits and denied the preliminary injunction,” wrote Sixth Circuit Court Judge Alice M. Batchelder, calling the ruling unconstitutional.
Judge Batchelder added that since the ATF relied on criminal law to ban bump stocks, this was not a case of administrative law.
“Because an agency’s interpretation of a criminal statute is not entitled to Chevron deference and because the ATF’s Final Rule is not the best interpretation of § 5845(b), we REVERSE the district court’s judgment and REMAND for proceedings consistent with this opinion,” Judge Batchelder added.
Of course, after Judge Batchelder’s ruling, the decision is now Joe Biden’s.
If he appeals the ruling, the case will head to the Supreme Court.
But if Biden does nothing, the bump stock ban will effectively no longer be the law of the land.