Jeff Duncan

ICYMI: A new absurdity from the gun lobby is the deregulation of silencers

ICYMI: A new absurdity from the gun lobby is the deregulation of silencers

As my colleague Lisa Mascaro is reporting Monday, Congressional Republicans are still planning to push through a package of bills sponsored by the National Rifle Assn. aimed at making it easier to purchase silencers. That’s happening even as gun-safety experts observe that silencers might have increased the carnage of Sunday’s Las Vegas Strip massacre, as the sound of gunfire prompted many people to run for cover; suppressing the sound could have left more people exposed to injury for longer, while also making it more difficult for...

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