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To get a silencer/suppressor is a cumbersome and expensive process in the US. Under the National Firearms Act of 1934,
You have to pay for the silencer + $200 tax stamp, fill out a form, provide fingerprints and a photograph.  It usually takes the BATFE (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) 10 + 12 months to approve the tax stamp. In 1934, Congress knew that could not outright ban silencers, so they put up a legal and financial ($200 tax stamp) barrier to acquiring them.

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Are Suppressors Next? Trump: ‘I Don’t Like Them At All’

https://thetruthaboutguns.com/2019/06/luis-valdes/are-suppressors-next-trump-i-dont-like-them-at-all/


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President Trump was asked about the use of suppressors as he left the White House for a trip to the UK.

Q    The suspect in the Virginia Beach shooting used a silencer on his weapon.  Do you believe that silencers should be restricted?

THE PRESIDENT:  I don’t like them at all.

As we are all aware, President Trump took a similarly dim view of bump fire stocks. And following the Las Vegas shooting, he directed the ATF to “take another look” at them. That resulted in the magical reclassification of bump stocks as machine guns.

The Hearing Protection Act, given the current makeup of Congress, is a dead letter. What more could the President or the ATF do to limit suppressor ownership?

While purchases of suppressors made under a firearms trust don’t require local chief law enforcement officer sign-off, that could easily be changed with a waive of the ATF’s regulatory wand. Many states have shall-sign laws in force now, but given the number of anti-2A CLEOs out there, that could be another setback.

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Link to White House Briefing.

https://whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-marine-one-departure-46/



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A small snippet of President Trump interview with Piers Morgan.













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The Justice Department wrote a brief in support of keeping the current infringements in place.   I am sure it was a coincidence that the Virginia Beach Shooting occurred just as this case was being petitioned before the court.  Just like it was a coincidence that Las Vegas shooting and shooting of congressman occurred when there was a push to unregulate silencers.

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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge to Federal Gun-Suppressor Restrictions

https://nationalreview.com/news/supreme-court-declines-to-hear-challenge-to-federal-gun-suppressor-restrictions/

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to federal restrictions on gun suppressors, muzzle attachments that muffle the sound of a gunshot, leaving in place a law that requires such devices be registered.

The appeal came from Shane Cox, who owns a military-surplus store in Kansas, and Jeremy Kettler, who purchased a gun suppressor from him. The men were convicted under the National Firearms Act of failing to register the device but appealed the decision, saying the law infringes on their Second Amendment rights. The appeals court then ruled that a suppressor is not a “bearable” weapon protected under the Second Amendment.

Kettler said he bought the suppressor to avoid further harm to his hearing, which was damaged while he served in the military. He said Cox had led him to believe that suppressors made and sold in the same state were not required to be registered.

Controversy over suppressors flared at the end of last month after a gunman killed twelve near Virginia Beach using a firearm equipped with one of the devices, prompting Virginia’s governor to call for bans on them and on high-capacity magazines.

More at the link ---->  https://www.nationalreview.com/news/supreme-court-declines-to-hear-challenge-to-federal-gun-suppressor-restrictions/



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