The U.S. Supreme Court just issued a devastating decision. They said “no” in response to a crucial case, and it’s sending shockwaves throughout the nation.
In a shock ruling, the court decided to turn away a challenge to a federal law that restricts the purchasing and possession of firearm suppressors — which are more popularly known as silencers.
Many pro-Second Amendment states encouraged the court to take up the case rule that this particular aspect of the law is unconstitutional, but justices chose to punt back to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
In upholding felony charges against two men, the appeals court ruled that silencers are not a “bearable arm” and therefore are not protected by the Constitution.
A silencer is a “firearm accessory; it’s not a weapon in itself,” said the court, despite the two men arguing to the country that their “purchase, possession, and use of such a suppressor was entirely lawful.”
The Supreme Court has had a string of conservative victories lately, but this isn’t one of them. Here’s hoping another similar case comes along and justices get a second chance to reverse this decision.
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