Guns & Gillibrand
What The NY Daily News says
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand vows to fight legislation that would ease restrictions on gun silencers
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand vowed Monday to not keep quiet as Congressional Republicans pursue legislation to ease restrictions on gun silencers.
Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said bills introduced in the House of Representatives and Senate earlier this year would make it easier for criminals to dodge law enforcement by using suppressors on firearms.
“These deadly gun silencers pose a huge risk to our enforcement and our communities and I will do everything I can to stop this ill-thought-out legislation that would allow more criminals to get their hands on these dangerous weapons,” she said.
Federal law currently puts silencers in the same category as machine guns and grenades. Obtaining a silencer requires a nine-month approval process and $200 tax.
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What The Daily Caller says
Surprise! Senator Attacking The Second Amendment Knows Nothing About Guns
Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand went out of her way Tuesday to prove she knows next to nothing about guns or silencers.
Gillibrand is currently trying to stop suppressors from being removed from the National Firearms Act (NFA), and fired off several tweets against the common sense move to protect the hearing of people who enjoy shooting.
The tweets were soaked with the ignorance of somebody who has spent more time watching spy movies than actually firing weapons.
Suppressed weapons aren’t like how they’re portrayed in movies. In fact, firing a suppressed weapon without hearing protection is still not a wise move.
Here are a few videos to prove how loud a suppressed weapon can be. Senator Gillibrand might be surprised to learn it’s not exactly how James Bond makes it look.
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