In 1986 the bill debated on in the House of Reps
Title: A bill to amend chapter 44 (relating to firearms) of title 18, United States Code, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Hughes, William J. [NJ-2] (introduced 3/6/1986) Cosponsors (7)
Latest Major Action: 4/10/1986 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: Passed House (Amended) by Yea-Nay Vote: 292 - 130 (Record Vote No: 75).
originally included a ban on silencers but at the last minute that was dropped and the machine gun ban was passed instead.
Any one know why?