Firearms dealer sues over bump stock ban
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