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Jeremy Kettler: Will SCOTUS Review Suppressor 2A Issue?
« on: June 06, 2019, 01:32:17 am »
news.unclesamsmisguidedchildren.com By Faye Higbee Posted June 5, 2019

https://news.unclesamsmisguidedchildren.com/jeremy-kettler-will-scotus-review-suppressor-2a-issue/

Deadline June 6. The SCOTUS will reveal on that date whether or not they will take up the case of disabled veteran Jeremy Kettler, who lives in Kansas, and purchased an unregistered suppressor. Federal law requires payment of the $200 tax and registration of the accessory. But Kettler purchased the item in Kansas from an Army-Navy Surplus store. He purchased it to save his hearing. And Kansas has a law that exempts all firearms, accessories, and ammo from federal law. The lawsuit was filed in January in conjunction with the Gun Owners of America.

More at thefirearmblog.com: https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2019/01/16/goa-files-petition-for-certiorari-before-scotus-to-fight-parts-of-the-nfa/

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Re: Jeremy Kettler: Will SCOTUS Review Suppressor 2A Issue?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 01:38:31 am »
Gun Owners of America Funds Challenge to National Firearms Act in U.S. Supreme Court

https://gunowners.org/gun-owners-of-america-funds-challenge-to-national-firearms-act-in-u-s-supreme-court/

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(January 14, 2019) — Gun Owners of America (GOA) and its litigating arm, Gun Owners Foundation (GOF), today continued their defense of Jeremy Kettler, a disabled combat veteran, against a conviction for violating the National Firearms Act.

Read GOA’s petition for certiorari before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Obama Justice Department brought criminal felony charges against Jeremy for illegally possessing an unregistered firearm suppressor under the authority of the Kansas “Second Amendment Protection Act.”

The Kansas statute declares that any suppressor manufactured, possessed, and used within the borders of Kansas is exempt from federal law. Relying on that Kansas law, in 2014 Jeremy purchased a suppressor from a local military surplus store, but did not register it with ATF pursuant to the National Firearms Act (NFA).

Believing he was following the law, Jeremy posted a video about his new suppressor on Facebook, and ATF swooped in. Rather than simply requiring Jeremy to register his suppressor, the feds instead chose felony prosecution — to make an example of Jeremy, and to intimidate all who resist federal power over guns. Jeremy was indicted, and convicted of possessing an unregistered silencer, and now this veteran is a federal felon.

GOA and GOF have stood with Jeremy, both in his appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and now in the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Re: Jeremy Kettler: Will SCOTUS Review Suppressor 2A Issue?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 02:55:56 pm »
SCOTUSblog 6/10/2019

https://www.scotusblog.com/

https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/061019zor_3dq4.pdf


CERTIORARI DENIED

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KETTLER, JEREMY V. UNITED STATES