Revival of Texas Suppressor Freedom Case: A New Chapter Begins!

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A Second Chance for the Case

The Texas Suppressor Freedom lawsuit, aiming to challenge the NFA and ATF’s regulation of suppressors, has been given a new lease on life.

This pivotal case, officially titled Paxton v. Richardson, is now moving forward after a period of uncertainty.

Background: The District Court’s Decision

Initially, the lawsuit faced a setback when a federal district court judge granted a summary judgment in favor of the ATF, effectively dismissing the case.

The ruling, focused on the lack of standing, was seen as a sidestep by the judge, avoiding the core issues of the case.

Standing: The Core Issue

The court’s decision hinged on the concept of standing, ruling that the plaintiffs did not have a direct injury to challenge the law.

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This legal principle requires a concrete injury, causation, and redressability for a case to proceed.

Texas Fights Back with an Appeal

In a significant development, the State of Texas has filed an appeal, bringing the case to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

This move opens up possibilities for a comprehensive review and could lead to a landmark decision on the application of the NFA and GCA’s suppressor regulations.

Implications of House Bill 957

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At the heart of the lawsuit is Texas House Bill 957, which sought to exempt suppressors made and retained in Texas from federal regulation.

The ATF’s response to this bill, threatening enforcement, sparked the legal challenge.

What’s Next? The Fifth Circuit’s Role

The Fifth Circuit, known for its favorable stance on Second Amendment cases, now has the opportunity to review the suppressor freedom case in its entirety.

This could lead to a significant decision impacting NFA and GCA regulations on suppressors.

Stay Informed and Engaged

As the case progresses, further updates will shed light on its direction and implications.

Texas residents and Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to stay informed and participate in this ongoing legal battle.

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  • Randy D November 18, 2023, 10:10 am

    NFA = unconstitutional. What is a suppressor a muffler – I have more than one.

  • ejharbet November 17, 2023, 9:45 am

    it’s going to be years but at least the fight in court has begun. If nfa/gca is rendered unconstitutional texas has a new hero bragging right. if they slow walk it and the court goes commie the enemy uses it to nullify the 2a. you kids will have a choice to make. as for me ill be dead.perhaps long dead

  • MM in Havasu November 17, 2023, 8:54 am

    Now lose the suppressor law nationwide.

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