We’re taking a look back through our archives, and it looks like the debate over banning suppressors last took place in 2017. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand tweeted, “When someone gets shot by a gun with a silencer, it’s quiet. Witnesses might not hear. Police will be less likely to track down the shooter.”  Hillary Clinton and Barbra Streisand wanted to know how many more would have died in the Las Vegas mass shooting if the shooter had been using a silencer.

Now Sen. Dianne Feinstein is back on the gun suppressor beat. She, Senator Bob Menendez, and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman reintroduced on Thursday the Help Empower Americans to Respond (HEAR) Act, “federal gun safety legislation to ban the importation, sale, manufacturing, transfer and possession of gun silencers or suppressors.”

Feinstein and crew agree with Gillibrand that silencers hide the sound of gunfire from potential victims as well as law enforcement.

If they can’t just take your guns, they’ll take each piece that makes up the gun one by one: bump stocks, suppressors, magazines …


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