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It's easy to say "I support it" when no action is being taken and it is just "sitting"...


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I think it is unlikely lots of people will get the kind of excited needed to push it through when the items cost so much. I read somewhere US versions tend to be high quality and high dollar whereas in countries where silencers are common they're more affordable. People here may need to see something priced more in line with their threaded Ruger Americans to get agitated about being denied.
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There are a few 100 dollar range cans on the market for 22LR and 5.56NATO. I've read mixed reviews on them. I think American silencers are expensive in part because they are over built because they need to last. They are essentially a one owner thing. Transferring (selling) them is a pain and at least $200. I'm hoping the prices will come down if passed because new manufacturers and customers will enter the market.
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Unless people (gun owners) get behind this issue and PUSH it with their congressmen, it is going to die in committee.  All those who have signed on as "sponsors" are willing to let it do just that... they will claim "I supported it, but there just wasn't enough support to get it passed... I've done my part" (I've already received that letter from my representative... send yours a letter and I'll bet you get the same).  Until we elect REAL conservatives, REAL second amendment supporters, bills like this will not pass. 

Wake up, America... "we" have the House, the Senate, the Presidency... do you really believe that if Republicans WANTED to pass this bill it would not happen?  We must push them, force them... they are supposed to work for us, not the other way around.


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It's such a misunderstood and fictionalized piece of equipment among the public that Congress will probably never do anything about it. I've contacted both my U.S. Senators about it...can't write/call my rep because I don't have one...at least until June anyway, whenever whoever it is gets sworn in.

The suppressor I bought in January has no chance of being in my hands (other than when I got to inspect it while it's "in jail" until after hunting season is over. Meanwhile, and let's be real here, the only gun-related issues that will be supported in Congress will be those pushed (and funded through campaign contributions) by big manufacturers (none of which make suppressors).

Then, come January 2019, there will be no chance for 4-8 years.
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It's about to be reintroduce under another Bill. I'll give more details when im Able to. This other bill has more safety stuff I generally. So it should gain more traction faster from what I'm told, but then again it is politicians telling me this.

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A little bit closer!!!!


Hearing Protection Act Gets Heard on Capitol Hill, Clears Committee

by S.H. Blannelberry on September 13, 2017

 

 

The suppressor de-regulation bill known as the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) got heard this week on Capitol Hill by the House Natural Resources Subcommittee as part of a larger, pro-gun omnibus package known as the SHARE Act.  Good news, it cleared the committee!!!

At Tuesday’s hearing, though, opponents of the measure wasted no time slamming it, arguing that removing suppressors from the National Firearms Act jeopardizes public safety.

“Silencers mask the sound of a gun, changing the sound into one not easily recognized as gunfire. As a result, ambush-style murders become easier, and bystanders may not know to alert first responders,” said David Chipman, a policy adviser for the pro-gun control organization Americans for Responsible Solutions.

 

 

Chipman, a former agent at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, was invited by the Democrats to testify.

“Congress must do more to make our communities safer, not put silencers in the hands of criminals, making it harder for people, including law enforcement, to identify the sound of gunfire, locate active shooters, and keep our communities safe,” continued Chipman.

Proponents of the HPA shot down these complaints, pointing out that criminals already have access to suppressors and that the current restrictions only keep responsible citizens from using them.

“It’s easy to make a suppressor. If you want to make one now you can do it and a person who would not be dissuaded from committing a murder by capital punishment potentially is not going to worry about a National Firearms Act conviction for non-registration of a suppressor,” said Stephen Halbrook, a Second Amendment attorney and guest of the Republicans.

“The fact is we’ve heard a parade of horribles of issues that would apply to criminals and we have criminal misuse of weapons now,” he continued. “This bill would simply make it easier for law abiding people to protect their hearing.”

 

 

After all the mindless squabbling by the Democrats, the committee passed the SHARE Act on Wednesday. In addition to HPA, the SHARE Act also contains the following, per the NRA-ILA:

Securing the future of hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting by increasing access to federal public lands.

Reforming of the Firearm Owners’ Protection Act (FOPA), which protects the lawful, legal transport of unloaded firearms.

Strengthening protections for carrying firearms on land managed by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Removing the undefined and antiquated “sporting purposes test”, which opens the door to arbitrary ammunition bans.

Returning wildlife management of the gray wolf back to states adversely affected by rising populations.

 

 

 

Were HPA to become law, there would be no NFA application, registration or $200 tax levy for suppressors

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Originally posted by Sgt. D Sgt. D wrote:

A little bit closer!!!!


Hearing Protection Act Gets Heard on Capitol Hill, Clears Committee

by S.H. Blannelberry on September 13, 2017

 

 

The suppressor de-regulation bill known as the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) got heard this week on Capitol Hill by the House Natural Resources Subcommittee as part of a larger, pro-gun omnibus package known as the SHARE Act.  Good news, it cleared the committee!!!

At Tuesday’s hearing, though, opponents of the measure wasted no time slamming it, arguing that removing suppressors from the National Firearms Act jeopardizes public safety.

“Silencers mask the sound of a gun, changing the sound into one not easily recognized as gunfire. As a result, ambush-style murders become easier, and bystanders may not know to alert first responders,” said David Chipman, a policy adviser for the pro-gun control organization Americans for Responsible Solutions.

 

 

Chipman, a former agent at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, was invited by the Democrats to testify.

“Congress must do more to make our communities safer, not put silencers in the hands of criminals, making it harder for people, including law enforcement, to identify the sound of gunfire, locate active shooters, and keep our communities safe,” continued Chipman.

Proponents of the HPA shot down these complaints, pointing out that criminals already have access to suppressors and that the current restrictions only keep responsible citizens from using them.

“It’s easy to make a suppressor. If you want to make one now you can do it and a person who would not be dissuaded from committing a murder by capital punishment potentially is not going to worry about a National Firearms Act conviction for non-registration of a suppressor,” said Stephen Halbrook, a Second Amendment attorney and guest of the Republicans.

“The fact is we’ve heard a parade of horribles of issues that would apply to criminals and we have criminal misuse of weapons now,” he continued. “This bill would simply make it easier for law abiding people to protect their hearing.”

 

 

After all the mindless squabbling by the Democrats, the committee passed the SHARE Act on Wednesday. In addition to HPA, the SHARE Act also contains the following, per the NRA-ILA:

Securing the future of hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting by increasing access to federal public lands.

Reforming of the Firearm Owners’ Protection Act (FOPA), which protects the lawful, legal transport of unloaded firearms.

Strengthening protections for carrying firearms on land managed by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Removing the undefined and antiquated “sporting purposes test”, which opens the door to arbitrary ammunition bans.

Returning wildlife management of the gray wolf back to states adversely affected by rising populations.

 

 

 

Were HPA to become law, there would be no NFA application, registration or $200 tax levy for suppressors


NOW is time to really turn up the heat... WRITE THOSE LETTERS.

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Don't know if the "SHARE Act" is over zealous or built that way to give room for concessions. So glad to finally hear someone state the obvious to those "the general population are idiots, liberals" that these regulations only effect law abiding citizens. Criminals love those restrictions. Makes their lives much safer and easier.
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Another bill, H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 deserves our support as well.
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I write or call every time I get an email for fb message. People seem reluctant to do so. I don't know why. Interns are somehow intimidating?
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