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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB202

  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: Modifies the treatment of silencers under federal statutes governing the sale, transfer, and possession of firearms. Specifically, it removes silencers from the list of firearms subject to regulation (i.e., registration and licensing requirements) under the National Firearms Act (NFA). Additionally, it excludes a muffler or silencer from the list of firearms subject to regulation (e.g., background check requirements) under the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA). Finally, the bill does the following: preempts state or local laws that tax or regulate firearm silencers, specifies that a person who lawfully acquires or possesses a silencer under provisions of the GCA meets the registration and licensing requirements of the NFA, eliminates 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 or muffler, and permits active and retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed silencer.

Session: 116th Congress

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

Last Action Date: January 24, 2019



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6 sponsors: Mike Lee (R); Mike Crapo (R); James Risch (R); John Cornyn (R); Ted Cruz (R); Rand Paul (R);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 6% (6 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Jan 24, 2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Feb 5 2019 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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