Two U.S. senators have introduced a Senate bill that would remove “unnecessary” federal regulations currently attached to firearm suppressors, more commonly known as “silencers.” The legislation aims to make it easier for the general public to obtain the suppressors in order to protect the hearing of gun owners.
Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, introduced the “Silencers Helping Us Save Hearing Act of 2017,” (yes, the bill’s acronym is “SHUSH”) Thursday. The bill would remove suppressors from the list of firearms and accessories currently regulated under the National Firearms Act of 1934.
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What’s going on with the Hearing Protection Act???
Good question. Well, we got news this week from the American Suppressor Association that key components of the HPA were being rolled into a larger piece of legislation known as the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act.
The SHARE Act was scheduled to go before the Federal Lands Subcommittee Wednesday — that was until there was a shooting at a GOP congressional baseball practice that left five people wounded, including Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA), the Majority Whip in the U.S. House of Representatives.
House Natural Resources Federal Lands Subcommittee spokeswoman Molly Block told CNN that the hearing on the SHARE Act will be canceled until further notice.
That stinks, but is understandable.
However, moving forward, when the SHARE Act does go before the subcommittee, it will include under Title XVII, all of the following provisions:
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One Republican lawmaker believes that concealed carry reciprocity for members of Congress should be considered as part of possible security upgrades after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., was shot at practice for the congressional charity baseball game early Wednesday morning.
Under Rep. Barry Loudermilk’s proposal, members who are allowed to conceal carry a weapon in their home state would be able to in Washington. Loudermilk, R-Ga., said the problem is that the nation’s capital does not recognize concealed carry licenses from other states.
“There are several things to look at,” Loudermilk said. “First of all, if this had happened in Georgia, he wouldn’t have gotten too far. I had a staff member who was in his car, maybe 20 yards behind the shooter… who back in Georgia carries a nine millimeter in his car. I carry a weapon. He had a clear shot at him. But here, we’re not allowed to carry any weapons here… Most of us are here in D.C., so how are you supposed to have it here?”
My real point of contention is the following statement:
“I think we need to look at some kind of reciprocity for members here,” Loudermilk said. “But also we need to look at security detail. If Scalise hadn’t been on our team, it would have been really bad.”
Why allow members access to a right and continue to deny the right to citizens? I am all for allowing concealed carry in DC — but it needs to be available to all, not just a special class of citizenry.
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Suppressors get more than their fair share of negative attention, thanks in no small part to their association with Hollywood blockbuster snipers. They are much more than the cliche go-to of the cinematic assassin, though, and the GOP has taken up the defense of suppressors as one of its more quiet ambitions.
The Hearing Protection Act seeks to remove suppressors from the National Firearms Act. The current regulations require the purchase of a $200 tax stamp along with a complex application process. Even those qualified to own suppressors aren’t guaranteed that they can get approved in some locations. The Hearing Protection Act seeks to change that.
The House Committee on Natural Resources is set to hold a hearing tomorrow and the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreation Enhancement Act is on the agenda. This new measure includes almost all of the meat of the Hearing Protection Act.
Read the rest of the article: http://tribunist.com/politics/gop-pulls-legislative-maneuver-to-advance-bill-making-silencers-easier-to-purchase/
British activists are advocating for looser gun laws in response to the Saturday night ISIS terror attack that killed eight people and wounded nearly fifty others in central London.
“These tragedies may have been the eye opener to just how ineffective our laws are,” Dave Ewing, a representative from the gun ownership advocacy group, Firearms-UK, told Vocativ.
Firearms-UK, along with other advocacy groups like Arm UK Citizens, Legalise Guns in the UK, and England Wants Its Guns Back, have flocked to social media to slam the British government for maintaining harsh restrictions on gun ownership in response to the attack at London Bridge, which was the third terror attack on British soil in as many months.
They accuse the government of leaving its citizens exposed to violent terrorists and criminals, while politicians enjoy “24 hour armed bodyguards protecting them while they continue to sell the lie that firearms are not suitable for personal protection,” said a Firearms-UK Facebook post published in the wake of the London Bridge attack.
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