Our prayers go out to all the victims and victim families
of the monstrous crime in Las Vegas.
WHEN WILL ALL THIS MADNESS END?
58 dead and 515 wounded because this sick, deranged madman was able to get his hands on fully automatic weapons.
Even in the face of this horrific crime, Ryan and the House of Representatives are preparing to approve the Hearing Protection Act, which would treat silencers as normal weapons instead of destructive devices which are controlled by the National Firearms Act of 1934. The house sneaked this act into the bipartisan Sportsman Heritage Act.
Supporters of the act say “silencers will help them hear their surroundings potentially endangering them and others.” https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2017-10-02/house-poised-to-pass-law-easing-sale-of-gun-silencers-after-las-vegas-shooting
Gun control advocates say this act helps manufacturers of silencers and that there are already many aids to protect hearing.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders said today that now is not the time to discuss gun policy. But apparently it’s ok for the House to vote on silencers.
Silencers will obviously make it much more difficult for police to find and stop people like Stephen Paddock. In fact, Congress has ignored the evidence presented against silencers by law enforcement and military groups. They are obviously bending to the will of manufacturers of silencers and the NRA’s CEO Wayne LaPierre. There is hope that democrats will be able to stop the bill in the Senate.
So far this year the U.S. has had over 270 mass shootings.
Please call your Representatives in the House and the Senate to voice your displeasure with their plans to make silencers available to anyone who wants one.