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January 9, 2017 (Washington, DC) - The new Congress, still freshly sworn in, is already mulling over a pro-gun bill. Introduced by Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC), along with Congressman John "Judge" Carter (TX), the Hearing Protection Act (H.R. 367) seeks to make it more easier for gun owners to purchase suppressors for their firearms.

Currently, suppressors are subjected to a federal regulation and a $200 tax and under the National Firearms Act. The Hearing Protection Act would remove suppressors from the National Firearms Act, eliminate the tax, and replace the federal transfer process with a National Instant Criminal Background Check.

"Many gun owners and sportsmen suffer severe hearing loss after years of shooting, and yet the tool necessary to reduce such loss is onerously regulated and taxed. It doesn't make any sense," said Chris W. Cox, executive director, NRA-ILA. "The Duncan-Carter Hearing Protection Act would allow people easier access to suppressors, which would help them to better protect their hearing." 

Although legal in 42 states, suppressors are not legal in New York State. The good news is, the hearing loss New York's gun owners suffer makes it difficult to hear the nonsense spoken by the Governor.

- Cox quote pulled from NRA story
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