A Maryland gun rights group is taking another shot at gaining financial compensation from the state for individuals compelled to surrender their bump stocks when the General Assembly banned possession of the devices that can be placed on firearms to make them fire faster. In papers filed with the Supreme Court last week, Maryland Shall Issue urged the justices to hear a claim by other gun rights advocates that a similar federal ban on rapid-fire trigger activators amounted to a governmental “taking” of personal property for which their formerly lawful owners are owed “just compensation” under the U.S. Constitution.
Md. gun rights group backs Supreme Court bid for bump stock ban compensation
August 16, 2022