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National Menendez to introduce suppressor ban

Camelfilter

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HEAR Act, as opposed to the Hearing Protection Act...the political side I am not allowed to mention here without having my post deleted by a Mod, needs to come up with better material.

And no doubt Trump will roll over and let it happen.
I dunno.

At some point Trump will realize that ticking off a good chunk of his base will have a dire affect on his campaign. Like Bush Sr, but Bush Sr realized too late & couldn't backpedal.

Personally I don’t see him “rolling over”, rather making some type of hype out of it, if it actually gets legs. That’s what he does.

Mind, just because he Twitter-pated, does not actually mean it will be his agenda. Part of the game played back at the MSM

...and yes I do realize he Twitter-pated a dislike of suppressors. That was a while ago, and only now is someone from the other party picking it up legislatively. Interesting.
 
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I dunno.

At some point Trump will realize that ticking off a good chunk of his base will have a dire affect on his campaign. Like Bush Sr, but Bush Sr realized too late & couldn't backpedal.

Personally I don’t see him “rolling over”, rather making some type of hype out of it, if it actually gets legs. That’s what he does.

Mind, just because he Twitter-pated, does not actually mean it will be his agenda. Part of the game played back at the MSM

...and yes I do realize he Twitter-pated a dislike of suppressors. That was a while ago, and only now is someone from the other party picking it up legislatively. Interesting.
Q: When will he realize he has been chipping away at his base?

A: When he loses the 2020 election.

He has antagonized the rural base and some blue collar workers with his tariffs and 'trade war' and they are a larger base than the pro second amendment base IMO. Yet he continues to say "oh, they are patriotic farmers - they support me". So I don't think he will care about the pro second amendment base.

We'll see. I sincerely hope I am wrong, but so far I don't see it.
 

v0lcom13sn0w

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hypothetical....if they did outlaw suppressors, would we have to turn in ONLY the serialized part? IE: some suppressors allow the baffles to come out and thus only the outer tube is the serialized part.

just crossed my mind kind of like handing them a stripped lower and keeping the rest of the parts.
 
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hypothetical....if they did outlaw suppressors, would we have to turn in ONLY the serialized part? IE: some suppressors allow the baffles to come out and thus only the outer tube is the serialized part.

just crossed my mind kind of like handing them a stripped lower and keeping the rest of the parts.
I believe the ATF has classified baffles/internal parts as suppressors too?
 

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I believe the ATF has classified baffles/internal parts as suppressors too?
Correct. From the NFA Handbook (emphasis added):

2.1.7 Silencer. A firearm silencer and a firearm muffler are defined as any device for silencing, muffling, or diminishing the report of a portable firearm. Firearm silencers are generally composed of an outer tube, internal baffles, a front end cap, and a rear end cap.

The definition of a silencer also includes any combination of parts, designed or redesigned, and intended for use in assembling or fabricating a firearm silencer or firearm muffler.

The following illustration depicts parts that are designed and intended for use in assembling a firearm silencer. Another example of parts redesigned and intended for use in assembling or fabricating a firearm silencer are automotive engine freeze plugs that have been modified by drilling a hole through their center to permit passage of a bullet.

Also included within the silencer definition is any part intended only for use in the assembly or fabrication of a firearm silencer.
 

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Bob? Is that you Bob???

“To request that they immediately begin developing stricter regulations for air guns, BB guns, imitations and toy guns"

And the beat goes on:

Salomon Melgen, a Menendez political donor, was also on trial. Prosecutors said Menendez took gifts from Melgen, a Florida eye doctor, including a luxury hotel stay, private jet flights and campaign donations, in exchange for which he tried to help Melgen get U.S. visas for his girlfriends, intervened in the eye doctor's $8.9 million billing dispute with Medicare, and assisted with a port security contract of Melgen's in the Dominican Republic. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/justice-departments-seeks-to-toss-out-charges-against-sen-menendez/2018/01/31/19a3094c-06a8-11e8-b48c-b07fea957bd5_story.html?utm_term=.cc935fd0251b
 

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