GOP to let felons skip background checks for silencers

In the wake of yet another mass-shooting, this time in Las Vegas, the Republican Congress is planning to vote this week on legislation permitting felons, and everyone else, to buy silencers without a background check. Under current law, everyone must get a background before buying a silencer, and then they have to register it. Under the GOP bill, that’s all gone.

Cliff Schecter and I just happened to discuss this issue recently on our UnPresidented Podcast.

You can listen to that discussion below.

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