action 2: Speak up Against Silencing Gunfire

  • Week of October 8, 2017

Last week our country suffered the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history in Las Vegas. Yet the Republican Congress is still pulling the trigger -- with the SHARE Act (Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act- H.R. 3668). If made law, the SHARE Act would make it easier to buy a gun silencer without a background check.

Listen up to the experts at Every Town for Gun Safety to understand why all-of-us must make some noise against this legislation:

The distinctive noise that a gun makes is one of its most important safety features: when people hear a gunshot, they know to run, hide, protect themselves or notify law enforcement. For decades, federal laws have kept silencers accessible only to law-abiding citizens and prevented them from falling into the wrong hands.

Now the corporate gun lobby, gun silencer spokesman Donald Trump, Jr., and their friends in Congress are pushing for radical legislation that would profit gun companies by gutting silencer safety requirements.

All-of-us must oppose the SHARE Act and the Hearing Protection Act. 

Here’s how:

  1. Contact your representative and use this script:

    “Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [___________]. I’m contacting you to ask you to vote against HR 3668, the SHARE Act. The deregulation of gun silencers is dangerous to public safety. We have all heard the terrifying accounts of the Las Vegas shooting—we KNOW that the reason more people aren’t dead is because of the sound of the gunfire. If Stephen Paddock had access to a silencer, can you imagine what would have happened? I can. And that’s why I am contacting you today. We must not roll back sensible gun laws that provide a safer community for all.”

  2. You can also use this tool from Every Town for Gun Safety.
  3. SHARE this action to amplify our voices against the SHARE Act.
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