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Echoes of Gunfire Hurt Tender N.R.A. Ears

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"When it comes to public health, the noisier a gun is, the better the chances for innocent bystanders to hit the ground and for police officers to apprehend the shooter.“What about the rest of us?” the nation’s unarmed majority might well ask about the NRA's effort  which  -- with the help of Trump’s son Donald Jr., a gun hobbyist-- wants to roll back an 80-year-old federal law that tightly controls the sale of firearm silencers. Immune to irony, the N.R.A.’s congressional friends have introduced the Hearing Protection Act, which contends that the sound of gunfire is hard on the ears of gun owners. Silencers are available only to gun owners who pay a $200 tax and undergo a rigorous 9month vetting process. Firearms sellers are eager to cash in on what has become a vanity item. Inevitably, however,  they will show up in the hands of the mass shooters."

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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