The Supreme Court is so far declining to stop the Trump administration from enforcing its ban on “bump stock” devices, which allow semiautomatic weapons to fire like machine guns.
The ban took effect Tuesday. The administration is in the unusual position of arguing against gun rights groups. Those groups asked the court Monday to keep the government from beginning to enforce the ban for now. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. declined a request for the court to get involved Tuesday. A second request is pending in front of Justice Sonia Sotomayor.