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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

SHUSH Act
Silencers Help Us Save Hearing Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide that silencers be treated the same as firearms accessories.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/24/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
03/05/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
01/24/2019Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/24/2019Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/24/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Ways and Means01/24/2019 Referred to
House Judiciary01/24/2019 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security03/05/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/24/2019)

Silencers Help Us Save Hearing Act or the SHUSH Act

This bill modifies the treatment of silencers under federal statutes governing the sale, transfer, and possession of firearms.

Specifically, it removes silencers from the list of firearms subject to regulation (i.e., registration and licensing requirements) under the National Firearms Act (NFA). Additionally, it excludes a muffler or silencer from the list of firearms subject to regulation (e.g., background check requirements) under the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA).

Finally, the bill does the following:

  • preempts state or local laws that tax or regulate firearm silencers,
  • specifies that a person who lawfully acquires or possesses a silencer under provisions of the GCA meets the registration and licensing requirements of the NFA,
  • eliminates 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 or muffler, and
  • permits active and retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed silencer.