Supreme Court Declines To Hear Multi-State Challenge To Firearms Suppressor Laws
Kettler joined the military after graduating from high school. He was deployed overseas, where "he was decorated for his actions in combat," the court petition said. "As a result of his service, Mr. Kettler became medically disabled and was discharged honorably. After leaving the service, he returned to his boyhood home [in Kansas]."
According to Kettler's original petition, he purchased a suppressor from a military surplus store. He was interested in the suppressor because he sustained hearing damage as a result of his military service but he was still interested in hunting and target shooting. On the shelf next to the suppressor was a copy of Kansas’ Second Amendment Protection Act.