The Supreme Court declines to hear appeals by two men convicted for not registering their gun suppressors, which is technically required by the National Firearms Act.
The court turned away the request on Monday in its latest move to avert issuing opinions on the scope of the Second Amendment.
The National Firearms Act requires individuals to register certain guns, suppressors, grenades, machine guns, and bombs.
The individuals involved in the case, Shane Cox and Jeremy Kettler, appealed to the Supreme Court in an effort to reverse the federal convictions after both men refused to register the devices.
Kettler and Cox were convicted back in 2014 after Kettler bought a suppressor from Cox, which he did not register after the purchase.
Cox was found guilty of transferring unregistered suppressors, and of possessing an unregistered suppressor himself and unregistered short-barreled rifle.
SCOTUS turned away challenges to a federal law that requires registration of gun silencers, the accessory that has drawn new scrutiny after it was used in a mass shooting in Virginia. https://t.co/TetGFQtIZG
— Bloomberg Law (@BLaw) June 10, 2019
The appeal came in an effort to decide whether suppressors are protected by the Second Amendment.
The decision comes after the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals had upheld the charges for both men just last year.
President Trump said earlier this month he would think about banning suppressors despite being a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and the National Rifle Association (NRA).