Speaker of the House Paul Ryan stated at a news conference today that the SHARE Act is no longer on the House agenda. It is “not scheduled right now. I don’t know when it will be scheduled,” Ryan said. With that answer, Ryan ended his brief press conference to avoid followup questions.
Presumably, this is the same fate for the original Hearing Protection Act, or HPA, that sought to remove silencers from regulations defined by the Nation Firearms Act. The SHARE Act further included provisions adding protections for interstate travel with firearms, eliminating the “sporting use” requirement for imported firearms, removing authority from the ATF for classifying common rifle rounds as “armor piercing” pistol ammunition, and a host of hunting and public land use related actions.
Ryan stated that the current House priority is tax reform and that legislation like the SHARE Act will not be considered until that process is complete.