Dem pulls support of gun rights bill after Las Vegas shooting

Dem pulls support of gun rights bill after Las Vegas shooting
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Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) withdrew his support Wednesday for a Republican-backed bill making its way through the House that would make it easier to buy attachments that quiet guns.

The Hearing Protection Act, introduced by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), would make buying a gun suppressor, also commonly known as a silencer, as easy as purchasing a gun.

The legislation, which has been included in a broader sportsmen bill, removes suppressors from the purview of the National Firearms Act and requires buyers go through an instant background check rather than a registration process, which can take up to a year.

DeFazio signed…

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