Supreme Court Rejects Second Amendment Challenge in Silencer Case

by Jordan Hilger, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) – The Supreme Court is rejecting appeals in the convictions of two Kansas men that “silencers and other firearms accessories” ought to be included in the 2nd amendment right to bear arms.

Shane Cox and Jeremy Kettler were brought up on charges in 2014 for failing to register a silencer Cox purchased from Kettler, which falls under a list of gun-related items requiring registration under the National Firearms Act.

In an interview June 5th, President Trump said he “doesn’t like” gun silencers and would consider a ban on the item in light of their use in the Virginia Beach shooting on May 31st that left 12 people dead.

Gun rights groups protested a similar ban by the Trump administration in March that delimited the “bump stock” attachment for semi-automatic rifles, which effectively allows a semi-automatic to be converted into a rapid-fire machine gun—the method used by the Las Vegas shooter in 2017.

A Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) memo obtained by the Washington Free Beacon argued for deregulation of silencers based on reports that crimes related to the apparatus accounted for only .003% of registered silencer owners per year.

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