I am a believer in the 2nd amendment. That said, there is absolutely no need for automatic weapons other than the military or possibly police. Allowing these things or items that modify semi-automatic weapons should be illegal. Think of how difficult you are making the job of a police officer when you fail to regulate who can have these things. Silencers, bump stocks, etc...are NOT needed to protect yourself. They are only used by someone with an intent to commit a crime or the police. The argument claiming “bad people will find a way to kill with or without automatic weapons” not only fails to provide a solution to the problem, it suggests we as a society should simply give up trying to safeguard ourselves and our loved ones if we, no matter how erroneously, believe taking action would not save lives. I don't know how the average citizen can determine who a bad guy with a gun is over a good guy with a gun until it is too late. Furthermore, elected officials should not be allowed to accept money from organizations such as the NRA (and that includes you, Senator Young @ $2,896,732)!