Sign the petition: Block the NRA’s giveaway to the gun industry

Heidi Hess, CREDO Action
2017-04-30 13:18:18
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/NRA_Silencers ]Stop the NRA’s giveaway to gun companies The petition to Congress reads: “Block the Hearing Protection Act, a giveaway to the gun industry that would endanger your constituents.” Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/NRA_Silencers ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/NRA_Silencers ]Stop the NRA Donald Trump Jr., the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the gun industry are working together to pass a bill in Congress and it is as bad as you would imagine. The bill, the deceptively named Hearing Protection Act, would deregulate gun silencers, facilitating the purchase of a gun add-on that makes it easier to kill.^1 Supporters are trying to spin their dangerous bill as an effort to protect gun owners’ hearing, but silencers do not effectively protect the hearing of people who use them. More importantly, they take away or minimize the sound of gun shots — one of the most important warning signs of gun violence.^2 Our representatives in Congress should reject this give-away to the gun industry and stand up for the safety of their constituents, but they will only turn their backs on the NRA if there’s massive pressure for them to do the right thing. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/NRA_Silencers ]Tell Congress: Block the Hearing Protection Act and stand up for the safety of your constituents. Click here to sign the petition. The National Firearms Act has regulated silencers for more than 80 years, and undoing those regulations is a long-standing goal of the NRA and the gun industry. Right now, someone who wants to purchase a silencer has to pay a $200 fee, send their photo and fingerprints to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (AFT) and pass a lengthy background check.^3 The Hearing Protection Act would remove the fee and the requirement to submit information to the AFT and allow people to buy silencers after an instant background check, or in some states, from private sellers with no background check at all. In their efforts to pass the bill, supporters have turned to Donald Trump Jr., who recorded a video promoting silencers with the CEO of a leading silencer manufacturer. In the video, Trump Jr. says that his father, whose campaign received massive support from the NRA, will support the bill if there are enough votes in Congress to pass it.^4 Members of Congress who are in the pocket of the NRA may think they can push the Hearing Protection Act through without their constituents noticing the threat it poses to their safety. If we generate enough outcry, they will have to think twice about blindly doing the bidding of the NRA and gun industry. Tell Congress: Block the Hearing Protection Act and stand up for the safety of your constituents. Click the link below to sign the petition: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/NRA_Silencers ]act.credoaction.com/sign/NRA_Silencers Thanks for everything you do, Heidi Hess, Senior Campaign Manager [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/NRA_Silencers ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. Michael S. Rosenwald, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13828 ]Gun silencers are hard to buy. Donald Trump Jr. and silencer makers want to change that." The Washington Post, Jan. 9, 2017.  2. Aaron Smith, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13829 ]Gun silencer bills could mean big business for industry," CNN Money, Feb. 21, 2017.  3. Ibid.  4. Terence Cullen, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13830 ]NRA sees Donald Trump Jr. as ally in push to deregulate silencers,” New York Daily News, March 29, 2017.
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The petition to Congress reads:
“Block the Hearing Protection Act, a giveaway to the gun industry that would endanger your constituents.”

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Dear Anne,

Stop the NRA

Donald Trump Jr., the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the gun industry are working together to pass a bill in Congress and it is as bad as you would imagine. The bill, the deceptively named Hearing Protection Act, would deregulate gun silencers, facilitating the purchase of a gun add-on that makes it easier to kill.1

Supporters are trying to spin their dangerous bill as an effort to protect gun owners’ hearing, but silencers do not effectively protect the hearing of people who use them. More importantly, they take away or minimize the sound of gun shots — one of the most important warning signs of gun violence.2

Our representatives in Congress should reject this give-away to the gun industry and stand up for the safety of their constituents, but they will only turn their backs on the NRA if there’s massive pressure for them to do the right thing.

The National Firearms Act has regulated silencers for more than 80 years, and undoing those regulations is a long-standing goal of the NRA and the gun industry. Right now, someone who wants to purchase a silencer has to pay a $200 fee, send their photo and fingerprints to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (AFT) and pass a lengthy background check.3 The Hearing Protection Act would remove the fee and the requirement to submit information to the AFT and allow people to buy silencers after an instant background check, or in some states, from private sellers with no background check at all.

In their efforts to pass the bill, supporters have turned to Donald Trump Jr., who recorded a video promoting silencers with the CEO of a leading silencer manufacturer. In the video, Trump Jr. says that his father, whose campaign received massive support from the NRA, will support the bill if there are enough votes in Congress to pass it.4 Members of Congress who are in the pocket of the NRA may think they can push the Hearing Protection Act through without their constituents noticing the threat it poses to their safety. If we generate enough outcry, they will have to think twice about blindly doing the bidding of the NRA and gun industry.

Tell Congress: Block the Hearing Protection Act and stand up for the safety of your constituents. Click the link below to sign the petition:

Thanks for everything you do,

Heidi Hess, Senior Campaign Manager

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References:

  1. Michael S. Rosenwald, "" The Washington Post, Jan. 9, 2017.
  2. Aaron Smith, "," CNN Money, Feb. 21, 2017.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Terence Cullen, ",” New York Daily News, March 29, 2017.

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