U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Challenges to Silencer Laws
It upheld the federal law requiring their registration
On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) left intact a federal law that requires the registration of some firearms, including silencers, and turned away a request to consider whether such firearm accessories are protected by the Second Amendment.
An appeals court had held that a silencer is not a "bearable" arm protected by the Constitution.
The case comes as a silencer was used during the recent Virginia Beach massacre and President Donald Trump suggested he'd look into restrictions on gun silencers. The Trump administration had also urged the court not to take up the issue.
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