More than 50 people were killed (and more than 500 injured) at a mass shooting in Las Vegas, and what was Congress about to do? Pass an NRA-sponsored bill to deregulate gun silencers.
The Hearing Protection Act would eliminate restrictions on silencers and instead treat them as ordinary firearms. The House planned to hold a hearing on it back in June, but it was postponed after a member of Congress was shot in what could have been one more American gun massacre.
Four months later, they were going to move on this bill—until the Vegas shooting happened. Unless we let them know this is unacceptable, Congress will try again in a few months.