House Republicans on Thursday introduced a bill that would eliminate a federal tax on gun silencers and would weaken licensing requirements that currently make the devices more difficult to buy than most firearms.
The Hearing Protection Act of 2015
, proposed by Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) and co-sponsored by 10 of his colleagues, would do this by removing silencers, which are also called suppressors, from the purview of the National Firearms Act, instead putting them in the same regulatory category as long guns. As its title suggests, the bill's sponsors are framing it as an effort to keep shooters from damaging their ears.
However, Salmon's bill would make it as easy to obtain a silencer as it is to get any other gun or piece of equipment from a Federal Firearms License holder. The $200 fee would be removed, and anyone who paid the fee between Oct. 22 and the law's actual enactment would get a refund. The bill also includes a provision to nullify any state-specific registration or taxation on silencers.
Note From Poster:
The Salmon Bill introduced could be a strong step forward in the removal of government regulation on firearms. Instead, the States would have the intended authority to issue legislation to protect the rights of the people.
Regardless, if you live in a major metropolitan area you might hear the thugs car pulling away from a scene of a crime, but at least you won't hear the gun shots, therefore enjoy the evening air...keep your windows open!
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