The case in question is Cargill v. Garland. In January of 2023, the 5th Circuit decided that bump stocks were not, in fact, machine guns, as they do not meet the definition of 'machine gun' as stated by federal law.
Gun Owners everywhere are saying: "Exactly!"
For those unfamiliar, a bump stock is a device that uses the recoil of a firearm to "bump" the trigger. This causes a semi-automatic firearm to shoot faster. While the ATF now considers this device to be a "machine gun" under federal law, it's worth noting that bump fire can be achieved with belt loops and pants pockets.
The 5th Circuit ruled against US Attorney General Merrick Garland and blocked the ATF's bump stock rule, which had been in place since 2019.
But because our case and Cargill's case are so similar, we've created what's known as a circuit split, which is when two federal courts issue opposite decisions. The circuit split has made it extremely difficult for the Supreme Court to ignore this case.
U.S. House of Reps. votes 233-194 (including 13 Republicans) to pass a bump stock & bump fire ban. Apparently, belt-loops and pants-pockets must now be illegal, too! Watch @RealGunLobbyist bump fire without a stock ?? pic.twitter.com/7jXPo94Jgg— Gun Owners of America (@GunOwners) June 8, 2022