gun silencer bill in congress
A man holding a handgun with a silencer is pictured. The new bill would remove restrictions on the purchase of silencers (aka suppressors) for firearms. After a deadly mass shooting, advocates of stricter gun control are criticizing a Republican bill to make it easier to buy silencers. Minnesota Senate approves gun-silencer measure despite Dayton's veto ... 2015 Drivers license legislation has been added to the Senate Transportation Omnibus Bill. However, Salmon's bill would make it as easy to obtain a silencer as it is to get any other gun or piece of equipment from a Federal Firearms License holder. That legislation currently has 160 co-sponsors, including several Democrats. "The gun silencers provision of the SHARE Act would make it easier for felons, domestic abusers and people with dangerous mental illnesses to buy gun silencers," Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun control advocacy group, wrote on its website. Struggling Gun Industry Looks To Congress To Make Silencers The Next Big Thing Amid a "Trump slump," the firearms industry seeks laxer rules on The mass shooting that killed at least 59 people in Las Vegas on Sunday night is expected to rekindle the debate in Congress over federal gun control. Speaker Paul Ryan refused to rule out holding a vote on a measure to make gun silencers easier to buy. Subscribe to receive The Traces daily roundup of important gun ... Why do people oppose the bill? ... Congress is now considering a bill to make mass shootings ... Congress Goes for Its Guns. One hearing was related to a bill that would ease restrictions on buying gun silencers. | Lisa Marie Pane/AP Photo I survived Virginia Tech because I heard shots. After a deadly mass shooting, advocates of stricter gun control are criticizing a Republican bill to make it easier to buy silencers. The Las Vegas shooting could derail consideration of the silencer bill in Congress. The House has delayed or canceled much of its business for Wednesday. Legislation is introduced in Congress to remove the $200 federal tax and waits of up to nine months to buy a gun silencer or suppressor. The Gun Lobby Wants to Deregulate Gun Silencers and Republicans Want to Help. The Hearing Protection Act has been reintroduced to the new congress. One hearing was related to a bill that would ease restrictions on buying gun silencers. "This bill puts the profits of gun manufacturers ahead of public safety." Thats the one about improving access to gun silencers. First hearing on legislation to make it easier to buy silencers is delayed after the shooting at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. To provide that silencers be treated the same as long guns. To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes. The House has delayed or canceled much of its business for Wednesday. Duncan introduced a stand-alone silencer bill, dubbed the Hearing Protection Act," in January. Say no to gun silencer bill. Speaker Paul Ryan said Republicans have no scheduled plan to vote on a bill that would ease rules on gun silencers. Duncan argues that silencers are used by hunters and target shooters to limit potential hearing loss from gunfire. A bill has been introduced in the new Congress that has gun owners, the NRA and many silencer manufacturers excited.