A CDC study recently found that a staggering 40 million American adults—including one-fourth of people 20-69—have lost some hearing because of noise. Even more noteworthy, 53 percent of those with hearing loss claimed to have no occupational exposure to excessive noise—a number which likely includes many shooters and hunters.
With more and more states legalizing the private ownership of firearm suppressors, a Los Angeles Times columnist Tuesday took a page from The Washington Post to launch his own little campaign of FUD—fear, uncertainty and doubt—demonizing the devices.
Editor Mark Chesnut looks at arguments by doctors groups in support of the Hearing Protection Act.
Charles Cooke looks at the complete lack of factual information utilized by those who oppose the Hearing Protection Act.