Gun Suppressors – Two Bills, Opposite Actions Introduced

Utah Senator Mike Lee reintroduced a bill to ease restrictions on gun suppressors. At approximately the same time, Senate Democrats reintroduced a bill to ban gun suppressors. Then the mass shooting at the FedEx Ground Facility in Indianapolis occurred Thursday night. Which bill do you think has a better chance of passage?

gun suppressors
Photo via NRA-ILA

Senator Lee’s bill is called the ‘Silencers Help Us Save Hearing Act,’ or “SHUSH.” As we all know, a suppressor drops the decibels of a gun being fired to a level than can help save the gun owner’s hearing. It never totally silences the report of a gun, only diminishes it.

New Jersey Democrats Sen. Bob Menendez and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman on Thursday introduced legislation to ban gun silencers.

The 2021 Help Empower Americans to Respond (HEAR) Act, which Menendez first introduced in 2019 after the Virginia Beach mass shooting that killed 12 people, bans the sale, manufacturing, importation, transfer and possession of gun silencers.

“Gun silencers are dangerous devices with one purpose and one purpose only – to muffle the sound of gunfire from unsuspecting victims,” Menendez said in a Thursday statement. “The sound of gunshots is what signals you to run, hide, take cover, call the police and help others save themselves; however, this is nearly impossible when a gun silencer is used.”

Watson Coleman called silencers “tools of murder” in a Thursday statement.

“They have no legal application, which is why law enforcement officials around the country have been calling for their elimination,” she said, adding that the HEAR Act “will save lives and is part of the common-sense approach to firearms legislation that polls show has widespread support among voters on both sides of the aisle.”


Silencers do no such thing. The suppressor reduces the sound but by no means “silences it.” Suppressors are currently heavily regulated through the NFA. If the Democrats would quit watching television and movies, they might know the difference. And where they are getting the idea that victims can’t run from the sound is completely idiotic – even when the shooter in Virginia Beach used one, many heard the shots and were able to run.

Then we have the bill introduced by Senator Mike Lee, which seeks to reduce the regulations of the suppressors so that more ordinary people can access them. It has not a chance in h*** of passing, especially now. We certainly wish it could, but the reality is that it will not.

Is America headed for a recession?

Lee said his bill, the Silencers Helping Us Save Hearing Act, would eliminate the “onerous” regulation to make a legal sport safer for millions of Americans. Sens. Ted Cruz, of Texas, and John Cornyn, of Texas, are co-sponsoring the legislation, and Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., introduced a companion bill in the House.



H/T Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children


Turn your back on Big Tech oligarchs and join the New Resistance NOW!  Facebook, Google and other members of the Silicon Valley Axis of Evil are now doing everything they can to deliberately silence conservative content online, so please be sure to check out our MeWe page here, check us out at ProAmerica Only and follow us at ParlerCodias, Social Cross and Gab.  You can also follow us on Twitter at @co_firing_line.

If you appreciate independent conservative reports like this, please go here and support us on Patreon, get your conservative pro-Trump gear here and check out some great pro-Republican gear here.


While you’re at it, be sure to check out our friends at Whatfinger News, the Internet’s conservative front-page founded by ex-military!

And be sure to check out our friends at Trending Views:

Trending Views

Faye Higbee

Faye Higbee is the columnist manager for Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. She has been writing at Conservative Firing Line since 2013 as well. She is also a published author.

Related Articles

Our Privacy Policy has been updated to support the latest regulations.Click to learn more.×