NRA flag flies ‘way above the rule of law’: Democrat slams ‘outrageous’ bump stock ruling

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A prominent House Democrat and lawyer on Friday blasted the Supreme Court for striking down a ban on so-called “bump stocks” — a rapid-fire gun attachment used in the 2017 massacre in Las Vegas — calling it “outrageous,” and pointing out that the federal agency governing such weapons even thinks its an assault weapon.

The Supreme Court on Friday struck down the Trump-era ban, with Justice Sonia Sotomayor providing a scathing dissent.

“When I see a bird that walks like a duck, swims like a duck, quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck,” she wrote. “A bump-stock-equipped semiautomatic rifle fires ‘automatically more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger.’ §5845(b). Because I, like Congress, call that a machinegun, I respectfully dissent.”

Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin couldn’t agree more with the justice.

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Raskin appeared Friday night on “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” to point out Sotomayor wasn’t the only one saying “this bird quacked like a duck and walked like a duck.”

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“It was the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms,” he said. “It was the governing agency which said that a semiautomatic weapon equipped with a bump stock operates exactly like a machine gun and should be treated that way.”

Raskin then went on the attack against former President Donald Trump — who he said “pretended” to support the bump stock ban following the slaughter as a substitute for universal violent criminal background check and a complete ban on military-style assault weapons — as well as conservative justices on the court.

“The Flag of America they fly upside down,” Raskin said, a direct reference to reports that an upside-down American flag was seen flying at Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s house after President Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.”The flag of the NRA they fly right-side up, and they fly it very high. Way above the rule of law, way above the Constitution and the public safety of the people.”

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