1975: The NRA Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) was formed. ILA is the lobbying arm of the NRA. ILA is committed to preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
The bills, which stalled in Congress last session, are back on the agenda.
A recent news update at the NRA-ILA website is encouraging gun owners to contact their senators and representatives to urge them to support and cosponsor the Hearing Protection Act.
Despite what the movies and liberal Left would have you believe, silencers—or more accurately, suppressors—do not fully silence the sound of a gunshot. Suppressors are to guns what mufflers are to cars. On average, suppressors lessen a 165 dB sound into a 135 dB sound—the equivalent of going from a jet engine to a jackhammer.
Charles Cooke looks at the complete lack of factual information utilized by those who oppose the Hearing Protection Act.