This could be huge.
As reported by the American Suppressor Association, Rep. Matt Salmon introduced the bill which would remove suppressors from the National Firearms Act (NFA).
An Arizona Congressman has introduced the Hearing Protection Act, which would remove suppressors from National Firearms Act regulation and make them much easier to obtain.
The NFA was passed in 1934 to regulate certain weapons such as full-auto machine guns. To obtain a NFA-listed item, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives subjects a buyer to a massive amount of red tape, and, worst of all, charges a $200 fee.
Suppressors, though commonly called “silencers,” do not make a gun silent. They simply reduce the noise level to one that is usually not damaging to the shooter’s ears. They are great for hunters and recreational shooters who wish to save their hearing.
This bill would allow individuals to purchase a suppressor via the same process as purchasing a rifle, and eliminate the $200 tax.
Be sure to contact your representatives and let them know that you support the Hearing Protection Act.