One of Donald Trump’s number one achievements was remaking the federal court system with hundreds of judicial appointments.
But that all just got turned on its head.
And Donald Trump just lost a huge court case that led to one unexpected reaction.
In 2017, Stephon Paddock killed 60 people at a Las Vegas music festival in the deadliest mass shooting in American history.
No one ever discovered a motive, and many aspects surrounding the shooting remain a total mystery.
In the aftermath of the shooting, the Trump administration banned bump stocks, a firearm accessory that braces a rifle against your shoulder.
Early corporate-controlled media reports about the shooting falsely claimed Paddock used an automatic weapon.
Anti-gun activists in the corporate-controlled press then falsely claimed bump stocks turn semi-automatic weapons – which fire one round for one pull of the trigger – into machine guns.
In the aftermath of the shooting, the legacy media and Democrats ran their usual playbook of emotional blackmail, exploiting the dead to pressure Republicans into accepting gun control.
Trump and then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions caved to that bullying, and banned bump stocks.
Thankfully, former President Donald Trump appointing conservatives up and down the judiciary paid off, as conservatives on the Firth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the Trump administration’s bump stock ban.
In an en banc session – in which all the judges of a court hear a case due to its importance or complexity – the judges ruled that only an act of Congress could ban bump stocks.
“A U.S. appeals court on Friday struck down a rule the Trump administration had adopted following a 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting that banned “bump stocks,” devices that allow people to rapidly fire multiple rounds from semi-automatic guns,” Reuters reported. “In a 13-3 decision, the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that despite “tremendous” public pressure to impose a ban, it was up to the U.S. Congress rather than the president to take action.”
“While the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms (ATF) and Explosives had interpreted a law banning machine guns as extending to bump stocks, U.S. Circuit Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod said the law did not unambiguously prohibit them,” the report continued.
Conservatives supported Donald Trump because they believed he would appoint originalist judges that would stand as a bulwark against executive overreach.
But no one thought it would be an illegal act by Donald Trump that the judges he appointed would have to stop.
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