Supporters of suppressor law reform have been cobbling together a bill that can make it through a famously fractious and lethargic Congress the same way that Hadrian built his wall…brick by brick.
As we reported earlier, the Sportsmen’s Heritage And Recreational Enhancement or SHARE Act, sponsored by South Carolina’s Jeff Duncan (above), was attached to a larger Natural Resources Committee bill. That larger bill included a number of other the widely supported hunting- and fishing-related measures and it passed the House committee yesterday on a largely party-line 22-13 vote.
As freebeacon.com notes,
The bill includes a number of gun reforms that gun-rights and hunting activists have been pursuing for years. Silencer deregulation, further protections for interstate transport of firearms, further protections on the importation of firearms and ammunition, further protections on certain firearms and ammunition from reclassification in order to make them illegal, and increased access to federal public lands for hunting and fishing are all included in the bill.
Next step: a vote by the full House. No word as to when that may happen. The bill would then move on to the Senate, where it may or may not win some — any — Democratic support. Blue Dog Democrats, where are you when we need you?