Politico reports Tuesday that Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) have revived his “controversial” push to pass the Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act, which would make it easier for gun owners to purchase noise suppressors, better but less accurately known as “silencers.”
— POLITICO (@politico) September 12, 2017
It appears that the talking points favored by Democrats who oppose the legislation have sunk in with the public, or vice versa.
For example, Sen. Chris Murphy has accused the NRA of trying to get rid of what he calls an “important gun safety feature” — the bang a firearm makes when you pull the trigger. Meanwhile, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand argued that witnesses to a murder might not hear the gunshot, making it more difficult for police to track down the shooter.
One more time: silencers do not make guns “silent.” People seem to be hard of hearing when it comes to gun facts.
Speaking of, it’s Everytown for Gun Safety … which doesn’t like the idea of making guns safer when it comes to legal gun owners and their hearing.
"This sham bill is a giveaway to the gun lobby, which cannot be allowed to use Congress to put profits ahead of public safety." https://t.co/Q3RPIWQgsM
— Everytown (@Everytown) September 12, 2017
House Republicans hoping nobody would notice them carrying the gun lobby's water this week https://t.co/H7pmyaYRHK
— Eric Schultz (@EricSchultz) September 12, 2017
Silencers defeat law enforcement gunfire detection system. Also, make locating active shooter difficult, further endangering cops & others.
— HG Fargo (@hgfargo) September 12, 2017
Nothing like making it harder to catch murders! What possible purpose does this legislation serve? Does the NRA want it? https://t.co/ETlXnnQIJe
— Frank Giarratano (@FrankGiarra) September 12, 2017
Sounds good to me. Let's remove all firearms restrictions. If grade school children could take firearms to class that would end bullying.
— Mike Gulley (@1MikeGulley) September 12, 2017
Summarization: So now you won't know which direction to run…because the shooting will be silent but the screaming will be loud. Good luck!
— Elizabeth Hargrove (@50unique) September 12, 2017
— MariaTS (@lariti2) September 12, 2017
— Kathleen Pedersen (@trendsetter104) September 12, 2017
this is obscene. It will make the US streets–already far too dangerous–even more so. No one needs a silencer https://t.co/UAIl0Sbf92
— Judith Mills Wong (@JudithMillsWong) September 12, 2017
No one needs a silencer, or only thugs need silencers … make up your minds!
Hey, look, a death wish:
Mey they all be victims to such gun. https://t.co/6c6dzTvH5E
— BWD 🤢 (@IrisRimon) September 12, 2017
BC nothing says SAFETY like being able to murder quietly. Wouldn't want to alert the neighbors…
Honestly the GOP gets dumber everyday.
— JDude (@GratefullJedd) September 12, 2017
So when your ex-wife or ex-girlfriend violates some Old Testament concept you can kill them in silence. Because God, guts, and idiots. https://t.co/gBbhRz5wFU
— (((John Bachman))) (@jponebythebrook) September 12, 2017
“Kill them in silence.”
It’s not a silencer. https://t.co/S41oZIZPrs
— Dave Martinez (@_Dmart_) September 12, 2017
"Silencers" do not exist. Even the best suppressors register above 110db. Libs are dumb.
— Frosty (@politicofaux) September 12, 2017
— Daniel (@DanielLee1860) September 12, 2017
This needs to pass. Also, suppressors are not silent. https://t.co/Q0xs87s68k
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) September 12, 2017
They certainly are not Dana. I've shot almost every caliber suppressed and you still need ear pro. Hollywood makes it out different. pic.twitter.com/YXEubvECGo
— Fighting for change (@Kelder77) September 12, 2017
no they are not silent. It muffles the uncork pop. The bullet sound barrier cracking is loud as hell.
— Tnoutlaw (@tnoutlaw73) September 12, 2017
All of their knowledge comes from movies and special interest groups… nothing is based on facts
— Roberto Novoa (@bob_novoa) September 12, 2017
fantasy movies have falsely informed 98% of the people about these things.
— Tnoutlaw (@tnoutlaw73) September 12, 2017
That whole "silencer" thing is hard to kill; cringe whenever I hear or see it.
— Cary E. Wilhide (@CaryEWilhide) September 12, 2017
Under the 1934 National Firearms Act, silencers — also known as suppressors — are treated similarly to machine guns or explosives. The waiting time to purchase such devices is far longer than for handguns or other weapons, as much as nine months or more. Buyers must submit fingerprints and a photograph in order to purchase a silencer, and federal law enforcement agencies keep a record of who buys the devices. There is also a $200 transfer tax on silencers.
Whoever came up with the term “silencer” is probably the same person who decided children of illegal immigrants are all “dreamers.”
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Dana Milbank blows the lid off: Everything is just a distraction from the GOP ‘legalizing’ suppressors https://t.co/z9CcewyPW4
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 14, 2017