Video Interview: Trump Says He’s “Seriously Looking at Banning Firearm Suppressors”

Trump’s dislike of suppressors started as an off hand comment to reporter, but now it’s starting to look like an actual policy position. Trump says he wants to seriously look at banning suppressors

Earlier in the week

Earlier in the week When asked during a press conference before boarding Marine One the president had discouraging words for Second Amendment supporters. A reporter asked ”  The suspect in the Virginia Beach shooting used a silencer on his weapon.  Do you believe that silencers should be restricted? ”

President Trump responded with ” I don’t like them at all. ”

Now in new comments made during and interview with Piers Morgan President trump said he would seriously look into banning firearm suppressors after the shooting in Virginia.

“Well, I’d like to think about it,” Trump said in an interview with Piers Morgan on ITV’s Good Morning Britain. “I’m going to seriously look at it.”

Even though the president personally dislikes suppressors he would have a much harder time banning them compared to bump stocks. Suppressors are regulated serialized devices that are protected and regulated under law unlike the already banned bump stocks. If Trump wanted to ban suppressors an executive order would most likely not be able to criminalize the millions of legal suppressors in the united states. In order to that to happen congress would have to pass a bill for the president to sign into law which has almost zero chance of happening.

Suppressors are often misunderstood by the media and politicians. They do not have the same Hollywood style effects you see in Bond movies. Learn more about these devices here:

1 Comment

  • Ken San

    June 8, 2019 - 8:09 am

    Trump is intellectually incurious about most things in life. He’s basically an ignorant douche bag that doesn’t think, he emotes. He has no idea about what a suppressor does or fails to do. So now we are going from nearly pulling them out of the NFA and making them as accessible to Americans as Europeans, to banning them, simply because ONE sicko used one to shoot up his co-workers. Everyone knows NFA items are almost never used in crimes. Whatever happened to an intellectual debate preceding legislation? Why is it all emotion based?
    I hope someone will tap Trump on the shoulder and try to wedge at least one fact into his fat head.

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