Democrats asked Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to pull a bill from the floor of the House of Representatives that would allow silencers on guns. Survivors of the terrorist massacre in Las Vegas reported that they heard shots before seeing bodies and bloodied survivors. Hearing the gun saved many lives. Here’s the letter that was forwarded to us by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, who earlier in the day promised to work with colleagues toward sensible legislation that would save lives.

— David Taffet