In the Wake of the Las Vegas Shooting, Grijalva and Conyers Call on Speaker Ryan to Pull the Gun Silencer Bill From the House Floor
In the wake of the tragic shooting in Las Vegas, Ranking Member Grijalva and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan calling for him to remove the SHARE Act – the NRA-backed bill that would make it easier for people to purchase gun silencers and make it harder to regulate armor-piercing bullets – from the House calendar indefinitely.
The firearms-related provisions of the SHARE Act would:
- Weaken regulation of the interstate transportation of firearms
- Make it easier for private citizens to obtain silencers by removing silencers from the protections in the National Firearms Act (NFA), which currently restricts the possession and sale of certain particularly dangerous firearms and accessories
- Remove the “sporting purposes” clause, which restricts the importation of firearms with certain features, and eliminate the ability of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to reclassify certain ammunition as “armor piercing ammunition”
The full text of the letter is available here.
Tuesday, October 3
- Federal Lands: Legislative hearing on a Republican-backed outdoor recreation bill at 10 a.m. in Longworth 1334.
- Press Conference: Grijalva and tribal leaders respond to the Trump administration’s decision to delist the grizzly bear by introducing a bill (H.R. 3894) that protects the species at 1:30 p.m. in the U.S. Capitol House Triangle.
- Full Committee Markup: Opening statements at 4 p.m. in Longworth 1334.
Wednesday, October 4
- Full Committee Markup: Consider amendments and Members will vote on a variety of Republican anti-wildlife bills at 10 a.m. in Longworth 1334.
- Forum on Puerto Rico & USVI: A Republican-led forum to discuss rescue and recovery efforts at 3 p.m. (location is TBD).
- Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs: Legislative hearing on three tribal bills at 2 p.m. in Longworth 1334.
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