Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) reintroduced the Help Empower Americans to Respond (HEAR) Act, which would ban the importation, sale, manufacturing, transfer, and possession of gun silencers or suppressors.
Menendez, a founding member of the Senate Gun Violence Prevention Caucus, took to Twitter to tout this gun control effort and in the process proved that he knows very little about that which he seeks to regulate.
“Gun silencers are designed to suppress the sound of gunfire from unknowing victims and reduce the chances they can run, hide, and call the police,” the Democrat said in a statement. “I’m reintroducing the HEAR Act to prevent these deadly devices from making shootings even more dangerous.”
Gun silencers are designed to suppress the sound of gunfire from unknowing victims and reduce the chances they can run, hide, and call the police.
I’m reintroducing the HEAR Act to prevent these deadly devices from making shootings even more dangerous.https://t.co/aTTZyHZmHP
— Senator Bob Menendez (@SenatorMenendez) April 27, 2023
U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) reintroduced the legislation in the House and she was no better informed.
“Silencers are not tools of self-defense, they are tools of murder. They have no legal application, which is why law enforcement officials around the country have called for their elimination,” Coleman said. “The HEAR Act will save lives and is part of the common sense approach to firearms legislation that has widespread support among voters on both sides of the aisle.”
Dana Loesch, a former NRA spokesperson, took to Twitter to call attention to their “level of ignorance.”
“Tell me that you have NO IDEA what silencers do without telling me you have no idea what silencers dSo. Holy wow, this level of ignorance is embarrassing,” she tweeted, before explaining, “They’re literally required for hunting [in] Britain to protect hearing. It merely reduces decibel levels to that of concert PA system. Moron.”
Tell me that you have NO IDEA what silencers do without telling me you have no idea what silencers do. Holy wow, this level of ignorance is embarrassing. https://t.co/RtV0t5cQYK
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) April 28, 2023
In addition to prohibiting gun silencers, the HEAR Act would also authorize a buyback program using Byrne JAG grants; provide individuals with a 90-day grace period after the date of enactment for individuals to comply with the ban; and provide limited exceptions for certain current and former law enforcement personnel, for certain Atomic Energy personnel and purpose, and for certain authorized testing or experimentation, according to a press release from Menendez’s office.
This would also serve as an effective stepping stone to one day confiscating guns, IF Democrats ever achieve their ultimate goal.
He watched a lot of James Bond. He’s an expert
— Henry Talbot (@IdahoHank) April 28, 2023
The “HEAR” Act – destroying the hearing of gun owners everywhere by ensuring they cannot in any way decrease the volume of noise from gun fire on a range.
— Sentinel Christian. Wife. Mom. Pediatrician. (@Act_Forward) April 28, 2023
Most people can outrun a bullet if they can just hear the sound of the muzzle. Facts! pic.twitter.com/CkM91ICSxL
— Matt Kakuk (@darealmattkakuk) April 28, 2023
On to something, they helpe reduce a carbon footprint or something! Tax free!
— Mox (@MoxInTampa) April 28, 2023
They’re literally to protect your HEARing, you nincompoop. Regardless, the 2nd amendment says “hands off”. They’re already (unconstitutionally) illegal to have without paying a $200 tax.
— John (jc) Comeau (@jcomeau_ictx) April 28, 2023
People who don’t know anything about guns should not be pushing legislation on them. You obviously have no idea what a silencer is for. ♀️
— Sara Higdon (@SaraHigdon_) April 28, 2023
You know nothing about what you’re talking about. All the suppressor does is make the sound OSCE safe on certain calibers. pic.twitter.com/jcbIi2w9ly
— bourbon&bullets…and boats. (@realAlexbosco) April 28, 2023
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