This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) remove silencers from the list of firearms subject to regulation under the National Firearms Act (NFA), and (2) specify that a person who lawfully acquires or possesses a silencer under provisions of the federal criminal code meets the registration and licensing requirements of the NFA.
Additionally, the bill amends the federal criminal code to:
- preempt state or local laws that tax or regulate firearm silencers,
- exclude a muffler or silencer from the list of firearms subject to regulation,
- eliminate mandatory minimum prison terms for a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense in which a defendant uses or carries a firearm equipped with a silencer, and
- permit active and retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed silencer.
A Summary has been submitted for Senator Mike Lee's 2017 Silencers Help Us Save Hearing Act, or SHUSH Act.
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