New Jersey Bob Menendez pushes country wide suppressor ban

What do you know that is being done about this

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I wrote to my two Illinois Democrat Senators, Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth and Senator Duckworth is a veteran. Asking them for a Nay vote as it comes up for a vote. Dick Durbin always prefaces his letters by telling me both he and his wife grew up around guns and hunting then he continues and said that he’s a Co-sponsor of this Suppressor Ban Bill. Tammy Duckworth is also a Yea vote. I really think my moron representatives in the US Senate believe this is Hollywood James Bond drama and Suppressors are in their minds actually Silencers.

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Dirty Dick and Duckworhtless need voted out this next election cycle. I don’t think Durbin is running. I wrote them as well. I knew what their votes were already, so, I was a. Little more pointed in my addressing them.

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I understand you. I’m not sure if he’s retiring 100% fact. We’re not going to know that until it is here. I think he’s average about everything except Firearms which Democrats have been trying to take guns out of Law Abiding people’ Possession since about 1863 after the Civil War. Nothing new there. If he runs again he will be voted in by Chicago minorities and new arrivals to our country. If he doesn’t run I expect Bobby Kennedy Jr will jump in somewhere. or J.B. Pritzker will appoint him before Senate elections.

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Well that’s idiotic and won’t be going anywhere. I suspect Durban knows it as well and is just trying to create yet another wedge issue for next year.

He has no hope of even getting such a bill up for a vote so other than what I suggest above I see no rational explanation.

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I know the situation is very frustrating, but please remember, name calling isn’t going to advance pro-gun positions at all.

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I have no great liking for Dick Durbin either but we need to keep open minds. I really think when people spend near lifelong in Washington politics, it changes them forever and they turn themselves into strongly different people from the people they took an oath to represent.

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I wrote my representatives in NJ about multiple illegal laws they are trying to pass. I mentioned how they do nothing to stop crime and only facilitate making good citizens into criminals. One of my biggest comments is how I travel for work and how the soonest chance I get I plan to leave NJ for good because of how repressive their laws are…

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Nice to have your voice here welcome

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I am respectful in my writings to them. I reference their title, as Mr and Mrs Senator. Only places like here will I use his official nickname from all of us in Southern Illinois. Duckworth as well.

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Happy Birthday, @45IPAC !!

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Thanks @Dawn

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I’ve been trying to think back to how many times I’ve seen a news report that said a suppressor was used during the commission of a crime. I can’t think of many. This isn’t anywhere near the problem that Sen Menendez makes it out to be. It’s a solution to a non-existent problem.

Funny how I never hear anyone support suppressors as a hearing protection accessory.

Mike

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Here are some stats for you:


1,300,000 suppressors owned as of 2017.

The ATF confirmed that silencers are rarely used in crimes despite their explosion in popularity. The agency has only recommended prosecutions for 44 silencer-related crimes per year over the past decade. That means roughly .003 percent of silencers are used in crimes each year. Of those 44 crimes per year, only 6 involved defendants with prior felony convictions.

0.003% used in crimes
0.0005% used by felons.

Let me say that out loud…
Three one-thousandths of a percent.
Five ten-thousandths of a percent.

That’s pretty much the definition of a non-existent problem if I ever saw one

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“Keep an open mind”? This isn’t exactly a complex issue or position he’s holding on it. He’s advocating an outright ban on suppressors which he doesn’t even understand.

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Charles I mean by my open mind reference to keep open mind regarding not dropping down to name calling not about suppression of a firearm muzzle. I think politicians leave room for lot of criticism with well-deserved nicknames. I would be really upset about New Jersey or New York or any other state with their in my opinion stupid illegal gun laws because if people take the Second Amendment word for word which is how the founding members meant for the Second Amendment to be understood Literally, it’s not hard to understand. Any gun law any political being makes is an illegal law. My reference is not about hardware it’s about nicknaming stupid politicians who sincerely think they’re much better than we lowly humans they think they are governing. My complaint is that after a short period of time they’re spending a long career in politics they forget about the oath of office they went to Washington DC for originally. None of those jobs were ever designed to be lifelong in fact those jobs were all part time jobs. Not designed to be lifelong or full time jobs as they’re treated nowadays.

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It’s not about reducing crime, it’s about chipping steadily away at our rights with the eventual goal of making guns simply not worth owning due to taxes, fees, storage and transportation requirements, potential civil and criminal liability for even the slightest unintentional mistakes and once gun ownership hits a low enough threshold the eventual repeal of the 2nd Amendment.

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100% agree with you @WildRose

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You might want to read up on the “Hearing Protection Act of 2017”.

We came very close to having suppressors completely deregulated but Ryan and McConnell weaseled out and chose not to push it through.

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