Supremes Take Huge Gun Rights Case

( – The Supreme Court has decided to review a case challenging the Biden administration’s regulation of “ghost guns,” which enables gun parts kits to be regulated as traditional firearms.

Following urgent appeals, the justices have intervened twice to maintain the rule while it is being disputed in lower courts. Now, the Supreme Court will fully consider the case, known as Garland v. Vanderstok.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) introduced the “Frame or Receiver” rule in 2022. This rule extends the definition of a firearm to include parts kits that can easily be turned into working weapons or serve as functional “frames” or “receivers” of firearms.

Brandon Combs, founder and President of the Firearms Policy Coalition, expressed anticipation for the end of what he deems “President Biden’s unconstitutional and abusive rule.”

“We are delighted that the Supreme Court will hear our case and decide this important issue once and for all,” Combs said. “The Fifth Circuit’s decision in our case was correct and now that victory can be applied to the entire country.”

The Fifth Circuit ruled in favor of firearm owners and manufacturers who contested the rule in November, which stated it goes beyond what the law permits and defies legislative boundaries in the name of public policy.

Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar argued in a court submission that the lower court’s decision would lead to “a flood of untraceable ghost guns into our Nation’s communities, endangering the public and thwarting law-enforcement efforts to solve violent crimes.”

“Under the Fifth Circuit’s interpretation, anyone could buy a kit online and assemble a fully functional gun in minutes— no background check, records, or serial number required,” Prelogar wrote.

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