SHUSH!!! (Silencers Helping Us Save Hearing) Act

Most shooters are probably aware of the bill working through Congress to remove suppressors/silencers from National Firearms Act (NFA) restrictions and drop the $200 tax stamp and wait period from their purchase. Now a new pair of bills from Republicans Mike Lee of Utah and Mike Crapo of Idaho would take this movement a bit further in the right direction. The Silencers Helping Us Save Hearing (SHUSH) Act would properly classify suppressors as “firearms accessories), allowing them to be bought and sold across a retail counter or through the mail or over the internet without ANY restrictions, as are scopes, recoil pads, or revolver speed loaders. This is a move I have been advocating, and is only logical – as a suppressor is only an attachment for a firearm, and not a firearm in itself, and as such has no reason to be regulated in the same way as a machine gun!

The Senate version of the Bill is SB S1505, while the complimentary House Bill is HB HR 3139.

Both of these bills need our help and support, as the rabid gun control forces are of course marshaling a campaign of lies and mis-direction against them.

Call, email, or write your Congress people!

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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