Washington, DC — Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah has once again introduced Silencers Helping Us Save Hearing Act (SHUSH Act) in the U.S. Senate.
The bill is listed at Congress.gov as S. 202.
Senator Lee had this to say about his legislation:
Suppressors can make shooting safer for the millions of hunters and sportsmen that exercise their constitutional right to use firearms every year.
The current process for obtaining a suppressor is far too expensive and burdensome. Our bill would remove these unnecessary federal regulations and make it easier for firearms users to protect themselves. — Mike Lee
In order to petition for a suppressor, an applicant must turn in two copies of ATF Form 4, and TF Form 5330.20, which must be authorized by a chief law enforcement officer where the applicant resides.
Senator Lee’s bill would eliminate the current process which also is accompanied by a $200 tax individuals must pay and a 6-12 month wait for authorization.
There are currently 5 cosponsors on the bill, all Republicans:
Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID]* 01/24/2019
Sen. Risch, James E. [R-ID]* 01/24/2019
Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]* 01/24/2019
Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX]* 01/24/2019
Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]* 01/24/2019