Supreme Court rejects challenges to federal gun silencer laws


WASHINGTON D.C. (WJHL) — The Supreme Court has refused to change laws that limit access to gun silencers.

Justices made the decision without any comment Monday afternoon.

The ruling leaves in place a federal law requiring the registration of silencers.

A silencer was used in the recent Virginia Beach Massacre that left 12 people dead.

After that shooting, President Trump suggested he would look into restrictions on gun silencers. 

Silencers are banned in eight states and Washington D.C. 

Other states ban them unless they are registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

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