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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB1505

  this is an pro-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: SHUSH Act Silencers Help Us Save Hearing Act

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Federal preemption: Firearms and explosives: Law enforcement officers: Licensing and registrations: Sales and excise taxes: State and local taxation

Description: SHUSH Act Silencers Help Us Save Hearing Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code: (1) to remove silencers from the list of firearms subject to regulation under the National Firearms Act (NFA), and (2) to specify that a person who lawfully acquires or possesses a silencer under provisions of the federal criminal code meets the registration and licensing requirements of the NFA. Additionally, the bill amends the federal criminal code: to preempt state or local laws that tax or regulate firearm silencers, to exclude a muffler or silencer from the list of firearms subject to regulation, to eliminate mandatory minimum prison terms for a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense in which a defendant uses or carries a firearm equipped with a silencer, and to permit active and retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed silencer.

Session: 115th Congress

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Last Action Date: June 29, 2017



Note: the first sponsor listed is normally the primary sponsor. If a sponsor's name is a hyperlink you can click on it to 'follow the money'.

10 sponsors: Mike Lee (R); Mike Crapo (R); James Risch (R); Ron Johnson (R); Rand Paul (R); John Cornyn (R); Orrin Hatch (R); Luther Strange (R); David Perdue (R); Ted Cruz (R);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 10% (10 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Jun 29, 2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jul 18 2017 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time

Chamber: S

Committee Name: Finance

Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

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