Supreme Court 6-3 Decision Changes Second Amendment Suppressor Laws Forever

By Bo Beard | May 14, 2024

Paxton v. Deach

During a recent oral argument at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the state of Texas presented its case contesting the regulation of suppressors under the National Firearms Act (NFA) and the Arms Export Control Act (AECA). 

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The outcome of this case, Paxton v. Deach, holds significant implications for Second Amendment rights and the oversight of suppressors on a national scale.

HB 957

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Texas House Bill 957 (HB 957) aimed to exempt suppressors produced and kept within the state from federal regulations, asserting that such items, manufactured and distributed exclusively within Texas, do not engage in interstate commerce and therefore lie beyond the ATF's jurisdiction.