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Supreme Court rejects silencers

The New York Post reports:

The Supreme Court rejected a bid to have silencers protected by the Second Amendment in a ruling Monday — just days after one was used in the Virginia Beach massacre.

A Kansas gun shop owner and a customer were fighting federal convictions for failing to register the devices, arguing that the constitutional right “to keep and bear arms” includes silencers.

But the justices declined to hear the appeals, leaving the pair’s convictions in place and sidestepping controversial challenges to the law.

The legal bid was brought by Tough Guys gun shop owner Shane Cox and his customer Jeremy Kettler, who were busted over the sale of a homemade, unlicensed silencer in violation of the National Firearms Act.

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