Groundbreaking Supreme Court Ruling Is Transforming Gun Laws

By Olivia Smith | May 17, 2024

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The groundbreaking Supreme Court ruling in Bruen v. United States contested restrictive gun laws in New York, which is leading to a significant shift. 

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The focus now shifts to the longstanding federal statute known as the National Firearms Act (NFA). At the core of Paxton v. Dettlebach is a challenge to a Texas law that upholds state sovereignty concerning suppressor regulation. 

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In the case of Paxton v. Dettlebach, the plaintiffs argue that the suppressor regulations outlined in the National Firearms Act (NFA) lack historical precedence and encroach upon Second Amendment liberties.