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!