Tennessee Legalizes Silencers

Tennessee Legalizes Silencers

While President Donald Trump may be a pro-Second Amendment president, there are still plenty of Democrats around the nation who want to limit the sales of firearms, and firearm accessories.

The state of Tennessee just took a big step towards making it harder for liberals to regulate the Second Amendment by decriminalizing the sale of suppressors (commonly referred to as “silencers”), the Tennessee General Assembly’s website reported.

The bill, SB 0921, referred to as the “Tennessee Hearing Protection Act,” would reverse Tennessee’s ban on the “possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of a firearm silencer.”

On May 9, Gov. Bill Haslam signed the bill into law.

This bill doesn’t do anything about the federal regulations on suppressors, but it does make it a little bit easier for the people of Tennessee to purchase one if they so choose.

WMOT noted that the bill passed the Tennessee Senate earlier in 2017, and passed the House on May 1 by a vote of 74 to 18.

There has been a debate nationwide about whether suppressors should be legalized, or whether these sorts of accessories are in fact covered under the Second Amendment.

The Tenth Amendment Center reported the Tennessee law is set to go into effect on July 1, 2017.

Trump did not weigh on his legislation, and he has not publicly indicated whether he will press for suppressors to be made more easily available to people around the nation — which is understandable considering he has so many pressing matters on his plate at the moment.

Liberals will undoubtedly freak out over the thought of Americans being able to own suppressors, but that may be because they don’t know what a suppressor actually is.

Unlike the Hollywood style “silencers” in which the gun makes no noise when it fires, all a suppressor does is muffle the sound of the gunshot — it still makes an audible gunshot sound, but it is no longer as deafening.

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Source: conservativetribune.com