Donald Trump Jr., son of President-elect Donald Trump, walks from the elevator at Trump Tower, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Three Cheers for Donald Trump, Jr.

The chief reason for owning a hand gun is protection. My wife and I own several guns for home and personal protection. But guns are very loud — very loud. In the unfortunate circumstance that my wife or I ever had to use a gun in our home to protect us and our children, all of us would suffer hearing damage. While people can buy silencers for their guns, the federal government requires $200.00 and a nine month wait to get them. It is a costly and prohibitive burden. Donald Trump, Jr. wants to change that.

Trump, Jr. is taking the lead on getting his dad behind legislation that will end this. The legislation would treat silencers as a regular gun purchase, instead of keeping them in the same class as machine guns and hand grenades.

This is a very good thing and the gun owning community owes him some thanks for being willing to stand up for something the left is truly going to hate, but which will do a lot of good for those of us who want to keep our families safe.

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Erick Erickson

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