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Criminal – Unregistered Firearm Silencer – Supremacy Clause (access required)

The Court of Appeals rejects defendant’s claim that Va. Code § 18.2-308.6, violates the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution, and upholds defendant’s conviction for possessing a firearm silencer not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration & Transfer Record, a registry established by federal law. We conclude that nothing in the National Firearms Act ...

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