Mandatory Registration Of Shotguns Is Approved

1939

In United States v. Miller, the U.S. Supreme Court concludes that the mandatory registration of sawed-off shotguns under the National Firearms Act is constitutional. Rejecting a Second Amendment challenge, the court rules that these types of guns are not part of any ordinary military equipment, that their use could not contribute to the common defense, and that their possession did not have any relationship to the preservation of a militia.