Arkansas: Silencer bill passes Senate 29-6; House Judiciary hearing on March 12

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SB 400 - Concerning Firearm Noise Suppressors; And Concerning Compliance With The National Firearms Act passed the full Senate 29-6. (Yeas 26 Rs, 3 Ds; Nays 0 Rs, 6 Ds)

The legislation legalizes silencers, taking firearms designed for silent discharge off the list of weapons that fall under the crime of “criminal use of prohibited weapons.”

The bill has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee, where Republicans have a 16-4 advantage.

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