Trump Train Rolling: Suppressors Next Week, Reciprocity Next Month

Bob Rogers

September 22, 2017 — The Autumn Equinox, Fall hunting season to most of us, begins today and, despite what you’ve heard about Russia, about Rocket Man, about Dreamers and DACA and Health Care and The Wall – all issues that are designed to derail the Trump Train agenda – the locomotive engine of this Administration roars on for gun owners. The SHARE Act – think Sportsmen’s Heritage And Recreational Enhancement Act – has ripped through a friendly GOP House committee and will stand for a vote next week. Already, anticipation is running like water through a firehose threatening to dampen all the opposition to the Act’s principal provision, suppressors, to the extent that gun makers and gun shops are pre-equipping new gun  products for 2018 with canisters designed to make a gunshot sound more like a long range deep throated spit than a mini-explosion.

Credit SilencerCo, the Utah company that refutes calling its principal product – suppressors – in spite of its own company name, for dousing the flames of gun control discontent and forever rolling onward in its muscling of manufacturing a product – a Traditions Muzzleloader – with a built-in suppressor “on sales everywhere today,” touts the press releases and advertising.  “Whoa there, pardner. Tighten those reins just a bit,” say the dudes from California, Massachusetts and New ‘Joyzie.’ Those are the three states that have already filed objections – read, premature lawsuits – to keep canned guns out of their states lest they fall into the hands of mafiosa traditionalists. Stay steady, friends. Another victory for gun rights is upon us.

Thereto, is National Concealed Carry Reciprocity which should hit the congressional floor sometime in October. Partisan scheduling is always a game of political monopoly with Democrat teams receiving the kickoff from Repubs and threatening to run it to the house or, er, the Senate, as the case may be.  Nevertheless, reciprocity will get, by far, much more publicity in the fake news media. Reporters and talking heads are already salivating. Mike Bloomberg, The Trace, Brady, Demanding Moms and Everytown everywhere are already shaking with Chris Matthews leg thrills.

Beyond the pale, John Lott, the pro-gun “researcher,” is busy making the rounds of Fox’s friends selling the plausible notion that voters need not only love but background checks, too. Chuck and Nancy, reliable drumbeaters for universal gun checks, would be loathe to even whisper the same for voters, some of which have backgrounds much more seriously questionable than even the knavest potential gun buyer.

In timely gun news, Iowa hunters are excited to open the deer season with new rifles that shoot straight-walled cartridges instead of shotgun slugging. Beginning at the .357 configuration and climbing into the 375 Super Magnum, .375 Winchester, .38-55, .41 Long Colt, .41 Magnum, .44 Special, .44 Magnum, .444 Marlin, .45 ACP, .45 Colt, .45 Long Colt, .45 Winchester Magnum, .45 Smith & Wesson, .454 Casull, .460 Smith &Wesson and .500 S&W stratosphere. Add to that the silliness of California’s Democrat legislators who, in their latest effort to disarm Golden Staters, have passed a bill banning anyone openly carrying a gun – any gun – anywhere in the state.  Huh? – Including hunters already on their way to deer country – or what’s left of it – after already paying for a hunting license?  Yep. Tip to Cali hunters: Don’t carry your rifle while climbing mountains or shotguns at state or federal waterfowl hunting areas. Carry them cased and, when ready to shoot, unsnap the case locks or zippers before aiming.  And don’t let the anti-gun wardens see you doing it.

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