Are They Inbred in Tennessee?
- Idiots on Parade - Off to the Governor's desk goes a bill to allow the manufacture and possession of firearm silencers.
- I am a 2nd Amendment man, but there is no sane reason in the world to allow cop killers or Muslim terrorists to easily obtain silencers.
- The truth in my statement is the Republican fool of an author calling it a "Hearing Protection" bill. Pure bull. There are many other ways to protect hearing.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 2, 2017) Tenth Amendment Center – Yesterday, the Tennessee House gave final approval to a bill that would decriminalize the manufacture and possession of firearm silencers in the state. If signed by Gov. Bill Haslam, the bill would help foster an environment hostile to federal gun control in Tennessee.
Sen. Steve Southerland (R-Morristown) introduced Senate Bill 921 (SB921) earlier this year. Titled the “Tennessee Hearing Protection Act,” the legislation would repeal current Tennessee statutes prohibiting the possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of firearm silencers.
These devices simply muffle the sound of a gun. They do not literally silence firearms. Nevertheless, the federal government heavily regulates silencers under the National Firearms Act.
The feds charge a $200 tax on the purchase of the devices. Buying a silencer also requires months-long waits after filing extensive paperwork with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The House passed SB921 by a 74-18 vote. The Senate previously passed the bill 28-1. The bill now heads to Gov. Haslam’s desk for his consideration.Read More . . . .