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Offline Tenbones

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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2017, 11:32:35 AM »
I agree that the present restrictions and taxes on suppressors are ridiculous, but we should be careful on how we present this argument.  Using the argument that the noise from unsuppressed firearms is a health issue, for instance, could backfire.  There are plenty of members of congress that don't fully understand the suppressor argument and they may decide that in the interest of better hearing health for all Americans, all firearms will be required to have suppressors.

Highly unlikely, I know, but nothing congress does anymore surprises me.

Offline John A.

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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2017, 03:57:50 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.

I have contacted my reps directly.

And I own multiple suppressors.
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Offline steveoreno

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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2017, 01:30:42 PM »
Between work, motorcycles and shooting have I have significant hearing problems, (someone get that phone!), and would welcome reasonably priced silencers.

Offline Scarlett Pistol

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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2017, 01:59:32 PM »
Someone needs to design a baffle system for toddlers. I'm 28 and already have constant ringing in my left ear. My 3 yr old little girls squids and screams when we play and makes this far worse. So... I'm ready for suppressors on all my firearms!!! Ya'll let me know if toddler suppressors exist too and I just haven't found them.  O0
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Offline SI VIS PACEM PARRABELLUM

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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2017, 04:59:38 PM »
Ya'll let me know if toddler suppressors exist too and I just haven't found them.  O0

I used to keep one in my wallet ;D

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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2017, 05:24:58 PM »
Ya'll let me know if toddler suppressors exist too and I just haven't found them.  O0

I used to keep one in my wallet ;D
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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2017, 06:20:47 PM »

I used to keep one in my wallet ;D

Hahaha well played sir
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Offline jppaul16438

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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2017, 09:26:16 PM »
I would love it.

Offline KGX

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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2017, 10:23:20 PM »
Looks like it might get folded into the SHARE Act this week... keep your fingers crossed: http://www.guns.com/2017/06/13/hearing-protection-act-before-house-committee-this-week/

Offline John A.

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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2017, 10:34:26 PM »
It's also in the house as a standalone bill.

So, reality is, there are 2 separate bills, which may help increase the odds of this passing.

There are ~140 co-sponsors in the house, and I've already contacted my 2 congressmen for when/if it moves forward to Congress.
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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2017, 09:19:31 PM »
And with the Congressional murder attempt it will be very unlikely to see the light of day this year, if ever.

Offline tdogg

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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2017, 01:44:06 AM »
I want to build an ultalight mountain hunting rig with a silencer.  I'm waiting to see if this legislation gets through before starting the build.  I hope it doesn't get shelved because of the shooting!  This is common sense legislation.

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Offline John A.

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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2017, 08:44:01 AM »
Why wait?

Congress may never even bring it up to a vote.
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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2017, 07:14:34 PM »
The reality is I've got too much going on right now moving, having another kid, summer family time etc... To worry about it.  Plus not having to pay for the tax stamp would be nice.  I'm not going to finish this build before hunting season anyway so it will be a good winter project.  Maybe Congress will make something happen...

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Re: I would like to see the Hearing Protection Act enacted
« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2017, 08:17:51 PM »
Plus not having to pay for the tax stamp would be nice.

If it goes through, your tax stamp is refunded.

The suppressor market is in the toilet right now because of everyone "waiting" for the HPA to go through.  I don't honestly see it passing, especially after the DC shooting.

 

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