They got it right!

I’m angrier than a guy who just found out that he has to fill out a ton of paperwork just to drop out of college.  The Supreme Court of The United States handed down a ruling this morning that rules the ban on bump stocks is illegal.  On the one hand, SCOTUS just ruled against the Trump administration, which is bad, but on the other hand, bump stocks seem to be, or should be, protected under the Second Amendment.

The decision was 6-3.  The arguments took place in February, which means that they published their decision four months ago.  Better later than never, I guess.  I don’t know how to process the information.  On the one hand, you have the 2A, which is great thing, but on the other, a limitation on that amendment seems vengeful, just because some slimeball shot up a school.

“Using a technique called bump firing, shooters can fire semiautomatic fire- arms at rates approaching those of some machineguns [sic]. A shooter who bump fires a rifle uses the firearm’s recoil to help rapidly manipulate the trigger. Although bump firing does not require any additional equipment, a “bump stock” is an accessory designed to make the technique easier. A bump stock does not alter the basic mechanics of bump firing, and the trigger still must be released and reengaged to fire each additional shot.”

That’s all that it comes down to, folks.  Bump stock in and of itself doesn’t cause harm.  The person firing the gun certainly does.  But bad actors should not ruin it for the rest of us.

What SCOTUS did today is that they took a a 100-year-old law that banned machine guns and ruled that the law does not ban bump stocks.

“When I see a bird that walks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck,” Justice . Sotomayor, who fancies herself a “wise Latina,” also took the rare step of reading a summary of her dissent in court.

This all come about as the result of a lawsuit filed by Michael Cargill, a licensed gun dealer. He had two bump stocks that he ended up surrendering.

With today’s ruling, SCOTUS has said that the bump stock ban is upheld by the 2A.