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Offline armoredman

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I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« on: January 11, 2017, 10:23:55 PM »
How about you? Suppressors over the counter? I'm all for it.

Offline Joe L

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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 10:44:11 PM »
Yes.  Although it is too late for me.  I would love to have one for a .308 bolt gun and AR.
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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 11:06:01 PM »
Amen to that!
Joe,  I have 3 alarm clocks that I set every night.  One is called a "Sonic Alarm" that is very loud (I'm told) and I modified it to flash my reading light on and off.  Without my wife's aggravation with the noise,  I sometimes would sleep through them.

I have a little hearing left,  and need to keep what I have.

Firearms blasts at the range sure aren't helping.  If the market for muzzle silencers expanded and became less expensive,  it would save more than one generation of shooters a lot of frustration.

Unfortunately,  aircraft and other dangerousb noise generating industries need to require 100% electronic communication ear protection that blocks all damaging sounds. 

Back to the thread,  YES!
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Offline tattooo

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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017, 11:07:34 PM »
Count me in as well

Offline SI VIS PACEM PARRABELLUM

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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2017, 05:18:07 AM »
I'm for it even though I have no use for one. The laws regarding suppressors just never made sense in the first place.
While we're at it the restrictions regarding short barrels needs to go as well.

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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2017, 10:58:42 AM »
Heard a story about a hunter recently travelled to New Zealand.  Said suppressors were readily available and encouraged.  If you didn't use one for your hunt, you were considered a bit if an a-hole.
Need that noise abatement mentality here in the US of A...


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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2017, 11:42:30 AM »
Heard a story about a hunter recently travelled to New Zealand.  Said suppressors were readily available and encouraged.  If you didn't use one for your hunt, you were considered a bit if an a-hole.
Need that noise abatement mentality here in the US of A...


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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2017, 11:59:33 AM »
Pretty sure most, if not all firearms enthusiasts want to see this Act pass!
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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2017, 12:43:50 PM »
I'm all for it, though I read somewhere that the demand would actually drive up the price for a while until supply catches up! But that's a good thing!


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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2017, 01:08:20 PM »
You can sign up for a popvox account and "vote" for or against the passage of bills and even leave comments for your senators/congressmen to see/read. 

I "voted" for the passage of HR 367, To provide that silencers be treated the same as long guns.

https://www.popvox.com/us/bills/115/hr367

If you support it, why not let them know you support it.
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Offline burley

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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2017, 01:19:10 PM »


Beats this guy's plug!
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Offline oldfrank

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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2017, 02:34:05 PM »
I think it will also open up the market and drive the cost of a suppressor way down.

There is no reason a threaded machined tube with baffles cost $800.

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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2017, 11:07:27 PM »
Frank,  exactly my belief.

Offline cntrydawwwg

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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2017, 11:43:25 PM »
I'm for it even though I have no use for one. The laws regarding suppressors just never made sense in the first place.
While we're at it the restrictions regarding short barrels needs to go as well.
   This pretty much sums it up for me too.
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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2017, 12:43:57 PM »
We had an indoor carbine match last year with guys running compensators on their AR's.  RO ended up with a concussion even though he was doubled up (plugs and muff).  We no longer run carbine matches indoors and can't find an outdoor venue.

Iowa just legalized suppressors last year - finally.  My form 1 was just approved in December.

Now the only shooters I don't look forward to shooting with are the guys without cans!