“Today marks an important step in protecting the Second Amendment freedoms of America’s hunters and sportsmen and strengthening our outdoor heritage,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director, NRA-ILA. “The SHARE Act will cut burdensome red tape that restricts millions of hunters and sportsmen.” The SHARE Act also includes the Hearing Protection Act to protect the hearing of hunters and shooters. Read the full story to learn more.
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“The Hearing Protection Act has been one of the most important bills for sportsmen and women of this Congress, which is why it’s common sense for it to be included in this year’s sportsman’s legislative package,” said Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) Duncan.
Perhaps not on the forefront of some gun owners’ minds these days, but the fight for the Second Amendment is a daily struggle. The challenge is not to convince gun owners—at least in most situations. Instead, the challenge is to educate the non gun owner. Recently, the NSSF hosted an event to introduce the non-shooting media to suppressors.
Suppressor ownership is on the horizon and hopefully coming to your home soon—without waiting months or paying for costly tax stamps. Talking with suppressor manufacturers, few believe we will see the legislation in the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency, but all are confident that it will come. To that end, SilencerCo’s Maxim 9 is worth a look.
Walking through the manufacturer and exhibitor booths at the 2017 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor, Trade (SHOT) Show’s Industry Day at the Range, I had a chance to speak with several suppressor manufacturers as well as several dealers. The news was mixed but consistent. Read the full story here.
I received the following from the NRA today and it got me to thinking. I have never lived in a state at the time suppressors were legal, but I wish I did. Whether hunting coyotes or just a day at the range, life would just be better.
This week, on Thursday, March 31, Governor Terry Branstad (R) signed House File 2279, the Hearing Protection Act, into law. HF 2279 passed the House of Representatives with a 74-24 vote and the Senate with an overwhelming, bipartisan 46-4 vote. HF 2279 will go into effect immediately.
Legislation that would remove suppressors and silencers from National Firearms Act regs and treat them as regular firearms has been proposed. Here are more details about the bill, H.R. 3799.
Bigger news may have grabbed your attention this week (cough. cough. #jadehelm) But there was plenty happening besides that—a representative in Michigan introduced Constitutional Carry, The Background Check Completion Act was introduced in the United States House, Seattle purposed additional taxes on firearms and ammo… and so much more. Read this week’s news wrap up for everything related to gun control, 2A and stories affecting gun owners around the country.