Would brings us in line with much of the rest of the non-sh*thole world. Finland stocks suppressors on hardware store shelves.
Remember the reason for the season...
this is the wording of the email that I sent to Larry Buschon yesterday (I have saved it, and I'm going to send it to Coats and Donnelly soon
good morning,yesterday on 1.9.17 h.r.367 was introduced also called the Duncan-Carterhearing protection act, it's a law that would remove suppressors from thenational firearms act, I'm contacting you to let you know that I'm in 100 %support of this bill! as a lifelong firearms shooter/gun owner, this bill wouldbe a huge benefit to all shooters
the currentprocess is as follows (if you don't know)
1 purchase thesuppressor from the gun shop
2 fill out thepaper work for the atf and submit fingerprints, 2 photos, and a check for200.00 to the atf
3 wait 6-9 monthsfor approval from the atf to be sent to the gun shop where the initial purchasewas made
4 go to the gunshop and fill out a form 4473 just like you're purchasing a firearm(no callwill be made to the fbi due to the background check being done by the atf)
the new processwould be
1 go to the gunshop, fill out a 4473, and undergo a background check by the fbi just likeyou're buying a firearm and if you get approved, you will be able to leave withthe suppressor
it will be a morestreamlined process for something that's a part for a firearm (yes a part) thesuppressor is no good without the gun to shoot it!. we don't pay a 200.00dollar tax and wait 9 months to replace a stock, or buy a scope! and we don'tpay 200.00 to buy a set of earplugs/earmuffs
the sameprocess's that are in place to stop guns from falling in the wrong hands willstill be in place to stop suppressors from falling in the wrong hands. in fact,the person purchasing a suppressor might even have a second check done (if theypurchase the suppressor at a different time than the firearm)
and how wouldthis benefit the shooting hobby?
1 a hunter with asuppressor would be able to shoot at that deer or duck without his ears ringing(at some point, if you hunt enough the ringing won’t stop!)
2 I canpersonally tell you that I've watched my daughter flinch, and jerk the triggerbecause she's anticipating the flash and bang associated with shooting ahandgun (and yes even while she is wearing ear muffs!)
3 in a homedefense situation, if I had to defend myself I could do so without makingmyself or my daughters deaf
4 more companieswill make suppressors, bringing prices down to make them more affordable andavailable to the shooters
Thank you fortaking time to read this email and feel free to contact me with any questions
Never too many sigs in your safe!-mike4sigs
Sent. Again I think.. pretty I've sent it before but who cares I'll send one daily!!
The unarmed man is not only defenseless - he is also contemptible.
Of course this is assuming they are interested in facts, how do we educate those against suppressors? How do we get them exposed to the REALITY of them so they can see how harmless and beneficial they are? If these were construction equipment, they would be ALL OVER themselves forcing enhanced muffler regulations. Can you imagine if somebody came out with a muffler for a jackhammer that would allow the operator to shed his muffs? It would pass in a nanosecond!
They cant all be foolish enough to think that they work like the movies where you only hear a FFFFFFT sound that cant be heard in the next room? Can they?
Or are they SO anti gun that they just cant get behind ANYTHING good for us?
And arent there certain EU countries where suppressors are REQUIRED for hunting? I thought I read that but I could be wrong.
Now if they really DID make a gun go FFFFFFT I could understand some trepidation and fear that it could embolden and encourage illicit activities like in the movies. But that is just not factual.
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I dont live in Kandahar. I dont need a 20rd 9mm with two extra magazines to drop you.
Assuming it sails right through the House, then it goes over to the Senate. Then, it has to get passed there. If there are any changes, it has to go to committee to get the language straightened out and hopefully both chambers will agree. Once it makes it through all of that, it's to the governor. Then there's the deadline for the legislative session. I'm not sure but I think the session is over in February or March. It all has to happen in that time.
Then they're usually made effective the following July.