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  • Term
  • 2023-2024

Garland v. Cargill

In Garland v. Cargill, the Supreme Court will decide whether to weaken gun violence prevention laws yet again. Here, the Court will decide whether bump stock devices can be limited by the federal government under the long-standing rules barring machine guns. Bump stocks are designed to convert rifles into devices that operate akin to machine guns — weapons that automatically fire more than one shot from a single press of the trigger. In 2017, a gunman used rifles modified with bump stocks to kill 61 people and wound more than 400 others attending a concert in Las Vegas in just 10 minutes and with just 12 prolonged bursts of gunfire.

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Manhattan InstituteRead the amicus brief


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National Rifle AssociationRead the amicus brief