[Vision2020] Some things you jus’ can’t make up . . .

Janesta janesta at gmail.com
Mon Oct 2 10:26:58 PDT 2017

Gee.. can one imagine if the sound of gun shot last night were near silent?

On Oct 2, 2017 12:23 PM, "Tom Hansen" <thansen at moscow.com> wrote:

> How much ya wanna bet that this bill passes the House?
> Courtesy of US News and World Report at:
> https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2017-10-02/
> house-poised-to-pass-law-easing-sale-of-gun-silencers-
> after-las-vegas-shooting
> ———————————————-
> House to Vote on Gun Silencer Legislation This Week
> The House is poised to pass legislation legalizing the use of gun
> silencers as early as this week, a move that critics say could make it more
> difficult to identify where gunshots are coming from during a mass shooting
> like the one that took place in Las Vegas Sunday night.
> A provision called the Hearing Protection Act, tucked into the bipartisan
> Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational Enhancement, or SHARE Act, would
> eliminate restrictions on silencers and instead treat them as ordinary
> firearms. Under the National Firearms Act of 1934, suppressors – along with
> "destructive devices" such as grenades or rocket launchers, "sawed-off"
> shotguns and machine guns – require federal registration and a special
> license to own, as well as a $200 tax stamp to purchase that would also be
> repealed under the proposed law.
> A hearing on the bill was initially scheduled for June 14 – the day of the
> congressional baseball practice shooting that injured House Majority Whip
> Steve Scalise – but was postponed until early September. It passed out of
> House Committee on Natural Resources on a party-line vote of 22-13 on Sept.
> 13 and would be expected to see a similar result when put up for a vote in
> the full House. Democrats in the Senate are expected to block the measure.
> Proponents of the Hearing Protection Act say suppressors are unfairly
> maligned and make it harder for hunters to hear their surroundings,
> potentially endangering them and others.
> But gun control advocates have slammed the measure as a boon to
> manufacturers of silencers, whose sales has been slumping in recent years.
> They also point out silencers would make it much more difficult for law
> enforcement to stop shooters like the one who opened fire on an outdoor
> music in Las Vegas, killing at least 50 and injuring hundreds of others
> Sunday night.
> "Law enforcement and military experts have told the American people and
> Congress they oppose this bill, and that there are very effective hearing
> protection devices already available on the open market," Kris Brown,
> president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said in a
> statement after the bill passed out of committee. "Keeping guns out of
> dangerous hands and stopping school shootings, ambushes of police and other
> mass shootings before they can start is the priority for the American
> people – not making it harder to detect a shooting once it starts."
> Las Vegas Police say Stephen Paddock allegedly opened fire from the 32nd
> floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, above the Las Vegas Strip,
> where thousands were attending the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. Country
> singer Jason Aldean, the headliner, was on state at the time the shooting
> began, shortly after 10 p.m.
> In video of the shooting taken by bystanders, Aldean can be heard
> continuing to play for about 15 seconds after rapid gunfire can be heard.
> The musicians stop playing and the stage lights go off as concert goers
> recognize the sound of the shots and begin to take cover.
> At least 400 people have been taken to hospitals, police say.
> The police department said members of its full-time SWAT team stormed the
> hotel room within moments of the shooting, finding Paddock dead of a
> self-inflicted gunshot wound.
> — — — — — —
> House Bill 367 (The Hearing Protection Act)
> https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/367/text
> ———————————————-
> Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .
> "Moscow Cares" (the most fun you can have with your pants on)
> http://www.MoscowCares.com <http://www.moscowcares.com/>
> Tom Hansen
> Moscow, Idaho
> =======================================================
>  List services made available by First Step Internet,
>  serving the communities of the Palouse since 1994.
>                http://www.fsr.net
>           mailto:Vision2020 at moscow.com
> =======================================================
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mailman.fsr.com/pipermail/vision2020/attachments/20171002/0b522930/attachment.html>

More information about the Vision2020 mailing list