September 25, 2017
Bonnie Cox, LWVIL President
Hilary Denk, Vice President, Issues
Heather Cunningham, Co-chair, Issues Committee
Barbara Marsh, Issues Specialist, Gun Violence Prevention
your Congressperson now
and tell her/him to oppose the SHARE Act,
Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act. This b
ill contains a provision that will deregulate the sale of gun silencers. The bill passed out of committee and will be considered by the US House possibly as early as the week of September 25.
WHY IT MATTERS:
Silencers disguise the sound of gunfire and mask muzzle flash. They make it difficult for people - including law enforcement officers - to recognize and locate an active shooter. For people who live in the areas most impacted by gun violence, hearing shots is the only warning they often receive and allowing silencers into these areas could mean the difference between life and death. Tell your Congressperson that this bill imperils public safety.