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Blumenthal Statement on the Supreme Court's Decision Reopening Automatic Weapons Loophole

[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement today after the Supreme Court struck down a rule issued by the Trump Administration banning bump stock devices, which allow semi-automatic weapons to be modified to fire at the rate of automatic weapons, which have been illegal for more than 30 years:

“The Roberts Court just effectively legalized machine guns on American streets. Bump stock devices are crime and carnage force-multipliers and they should be banned completely. If the Court won’t allow law enforcement to take completely reasonable steps to take weapons of war off our streets, then Congress must act.”