Firearms dealer sues over bump stock ban

The Buffalo News - - NATIONAL NEWS -

DAL­LAS – RW Arms, a

Fort Worth firearms dealer, has filed a fed­eral law­suit seek­ing dam­ages af­ter de­stroy­ing 72,400 bump stocks to com­ply with a

Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion or­der that took ef­fect March 26, the com­pany an­nounced Mon­day.

It filed the case un­der the Fifth Amend­ment tak­ing clause, which pro­hibits the gov­ern­ment from seiz­ing prop­erty. RW Arms destroyed the bump stocks, re­sult­ing in its los­ing millions of dol­lars.

Bump stocks be­came the fo­cus of a po­lit­i­cal bat­tle af­ter the na­tion’s dead­li­est mass shoot­ing on Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Ve­gas where 58 peo­ple were killed by a man us­ing ri­fles fit­ted with bump stocks.

“With­out leg­is­la­tion, the gov­ern­ment was able to over­turn the pre­vi­ous ruling on bump stocks ef­fec­tively turn­ing law-abid­ing gun own­ers into felons overnight if they were not turned in or destroyed,” RW Arms said.

– Dal­las Morn­ing News

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