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A lower court order blocking the Biden administration’s rule on ghost guns has been “stayed” by the U.S. Supreme Court.
As a result, President Joe Biden’s proposed new restrictions on firearms can move forward. Ghost guns are firearms that have been made at home and do not have a serial number, making them impossible to trace. The government believes that serial numbering and regulation of these firearms are necessary.
U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor of the Northern District of Texas issued an injunction because he found that the regulation conflicted with the law. O’Connor found that the ban exceeded its authority under the law because it included “partially manufactured firearm components, related firearm products, and other tools and materials.”
The government’s rule on ghost guns was allowed to stand while the 5th Circuit heard an appeal of the injunction, and the Supreme Court agreed. There were dissenting opinions from four conservative justices. That group included Justices Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh.
Three liberal justices — Sonia…
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