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.
A new measure introduced last week in the U.S. Congress would do away with all federal regulations on firearm suppressors, treating them like other firearm accessories.
If Shannon Watts, Michael Bloomberg’s head Demanding Mom, sounds confused, it’s not our fault.
While the so-called “mainstream” media have generally been all-in against the Hearing Protection Act, designed to protect the hearing of hunters and shooters by deregulating possession of firearm suppressors, some in the press are seeing the light.
As a designer and manufacturer dedicated to creating products that will improve sound reduction levels, it’s no surprise that SilencerCo stands in strong support of the Hearing Protection Act. Introduced in January by Congressmen Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., and John Carter, R-Texas, and applauded by the NRA, the bill would remove suppressors from the scope of the National Firearms Act.
Editor Mark Chesnut looks at arguments by doctors groups in support of the Hearing Protection Act.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a measure into law that will decriminalize the manufacture and possession of firearm suppressors in the Volunteer State. The “Tennessee Hearing Protection Act” passed the measure 74-18, and the Senate approved it by a 28-1 vote.