Banning legal antique ivory does not help elephants. It hurts musicians, gun collectors, antique collectors, and other people and businesses. Antique ivory is found in older guns, violins, guitars, pianos, art, chess pieces and decorative items. Collectors and dealers of these things are being financially hurt as their once valuable items become worthless. Musicians who value the tonal qualities of ivory in their instruments are currently unable to have their instruments repaired or restored. Poached ivory very seldom comes to America, instead going to places like China who have ridiculously lax laws on ivory. I see a lot of ivory hate, however the people who are protesting this seem to know nothing about the ivory trade. This issue is far, far more complicated than protesters of this bill realize. I know it's easy to point fingers at anyone who buys or owns ivory, however the antique ivory trade in America is not the issue here and banning it doesn't help elephants. It doesn't stop the poaching. It doesn't stop the illegal trade, not in the tiniest little bit. And no I'm not saying this because I own ivory or have an ivory business. I have never owned ivory. I'm arguing this point because I'm educated on the subject.