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    washington, d.c. the american suppressor association (asa) is pleased to announce the reintroduction of the hearing protection act (hpa) by rep. Jeff duncan (sc-03) and rep. John carter (tx-31). This historic piece of legislation, which was originally introduced by rep. Matt salmon (az-05) in the 114th congress, will remove suppressors from the purview of the national firearms act (nfa), replacing the antiquated federal transfer process with an instantaneous nics background check. The hpa also includes a provision to refund the $200 transfer tax to applicants who purchase a suppressor after october 22, 2015, which was the original date of introduction.

    The duncan-carter hearing protection act will fix the flawed federal treatment of suppressors, making it easier for hunters and sportsmen to protect their hearing in the 42 states where private suppressor ownership is currently legal, and the 40 states where hunting with a suppressor is legal. This legislation will remove suppressors from the onerous requirements of the nfa, and instead require purchasers to pass an instant nics check, the same background check that is used during the sale of long guns. In doing so, law-abiding citizens will remain free to purchase suppressors, while prohibited persons will continue to be barred from purchasing or possessing these accessories.

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    http://jeffduncan.house.gov/press-re...protection-act

    “This legislation is about safety – plain and simple,” Congressman Duncan said after dropping the Duncan-Carter Hearing Protection Act on Monday. “I’m very active in sport shooting and hunting, and I can’t tell you how better off the shooting sports enthusiasts would be if we had easier access to suppressors to help protect our hearing.
    This legislation would treat silencers just like handguns at the Federal level.

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    1. H.R.367 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
    To provide that silencers be treated the same as long guns.
    Sponsor: Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3] (Introduced 01/09/2017) Cosponsors: (43)
    Committees: House - Ways and Means, Judiciary
    Latest Action: 01/09/2017 Referred to House Judiciary (All Actions)
    Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:IntroducedPassed HousePassed SenateTo PresidentBecame Law
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    2. S.59 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
    A bill to provide that silencers be treated the same as long guns.
    Sponsor: Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID] (Introduced 01/09/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
    Committees: Senate - Finance
    Latest Action: 01/09/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)

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    Update: 4 NC cosponsors so far
    Cosponsor Date Cosponsored
    Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8]* 01/09/2017
    Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] 01/12/2017
    Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7] 01/12/2017
    Rep. Walker, Mark [R-NC-6] 01/12/2017

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    Now this friends is how you build up your post count!! LOL

    You make a reply to a reply to a reply to a post of which you were the OP!! LOL
    Did you ever listen to someone and think "their cornbread ain't done in the middle"??

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    https://www.nraila.org/articles/2017...on-act-of-2017

    Please make sure your U.S. senators and congressional representative hear from you on this legislation to protect Second Amendment rights and the health of the American gun owner. It is long past time to discard America’s antiquated and unsupported approach to suppressor regulation.

    You can contact your member of Congress via our Write Your Reps tool by clicking HERE or use the Congressional switchboard at (202) 224-3121.

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