SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah gun rights advocate is suing the federal government over a newly imposed ban on an accessory that modifies rifles to fire like automatic weapons.
Clark Aposhian, chairman of the Utah Shooting Sports Council, argues in the lawsuit that the Department of Justice and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives violated the Constitution in prohibiting a device known as a bump stock.
“This is obviously about bump stocks but I think it speaks to something much bigger,” he said. “This is about government overreach. This is about administration overreach.”