JORDAN STEIN, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA
As you know, Gun Owners of America strongly opposes all types of gun control — including the National Firearms Act and the NICS background check system.
And now there’s a bill that will deal a major blow to both of those ugly marks on the Second Amendment.
Senators Mike Lee and Mike Crapo, along with Representative Steve King introduced the “Silencers Helping Us Save Hearing Act” or SHUSH Act in both Senate and House (S. 1505 and H.R. 3139).
But you may be thinking: Isn’t there already a suppressor bill in Congress? Yes, there is. It’s the Hearing Protection Act which was has been introduced back in January.
But the new SHUSH Act expands firearm freedom further than the Hearing Protection Act ever did.
The SHUSH Act would not only remove suppressors from the NFA, it would legally treat suppressors as a firearm accessory, which means you could buy a suppressor as you could buy a scope — without a background check.
The fact is that suppressors are little more than elaborate metal tubes. There is no reason — other than blind hatred of gun owners — why these devices should be regulated at all.
So let’s make some noise on Capitol Hill about the SHUSH Act. Contact your Senators and Representatives to urge them to cosponsors S. 1505 and H.R. 3139.
Jordan Stein is Director of Communications at Gun Owners of America
Used with the permission of Gun Owners of America.