Skip to comments.Tennessee Hearing Protection Act Passes Senate, Scheduled in House
Posted on 04/21/2017 6:05:56 AM PDT by marktwain
A bill in the Tennessee Legislature to remove the ban on gun mufflers (silencers, suppressors) has passed the senate with an overwhelming vote, 28-1 on April 3rd, 2017.
SB 921 is the companion to HB 0011 in the House. The bill simply removes the sections of Tennessee statutes that define and include silencers as prohibited weapons. Here is the summary of the bill. From legiscan.com:
As introduced, enacts the Tennessee Hearing Protection Act, which deletes the prohibition on possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of a firearm silencer. Amends TCA Section 39-17-1301 and Section 39-17-1302.
Those sections would be amended by the removal of paragraph (5), which lists firearm silencers as part of prohibited weapons.
TCA Section 39-17-1301
(5) Firearm silencer means any device designed, made or adapted to muffle the report of a firearm;
TCA Section 39-17- 1302
(5) A firearm silencer;
This is a very clean approach to reforming the law. It simply eliminates Tennessee law as it relates to gun mufflers, (silencers, suppressors). Silencers were legal in the United States from the time of their invention in 1902 until they were placed with machine guns and short barreled rifles and shotguns in the National Firearms Act (NFA) of 1934.
Currently, Tennessee has a portion of 39-17-1302 that allows people who have a silencer that is registered with the federal government under the NFA, to have an affirmative defense for their possession. The exception is listed in paragraph (7).
(7) Involved acquisition or possession of a sawed-off shotgun, sawed-off rifle, machine gun or firearm silencer that is validly registered to the person under federal law in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Records. (remainder omitted)
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It is a slightly sneaky way to kill the bill.
The Ways and Means Chairman grew up in New York, and moved to TN in 1970.
Hearing Protection ...HAHAHA
Now which female rep said silencers kill?
“Tennessee Hearing Protection Act Passes Senate”
What did you say?
I am a very big fan of silencers, and the vast majority of my shooting is done with one. I got rid of my flinch by practicing a lot with one, and now I shoot well even without it. However, I overwhelmingly prefer the more peaceful sounds of shooting with the silencer. I can shoot .22LR “quiet” rounds with a silencer and no hearing protection, and it’s quieter than the birds chirping. Anything bigger than that, or other shooters at the range, and I use hearing protection, but even a big gun with a silencer is somewhat like a .22LR without one.
Only a fool would oppose silencers, so all democrats oppose them.
Anyone know the status of the federal HPA legislation? THAT is the big one, the one that will unleash literally thousands of manufacturers (virtually all domestic) to make millions of suppressors. No tax stamp, no waiting, just buy it off the shelf like even the anti-gun Euroweenies are able to do.
Dead Air Mask (rimfire model)...I WANT ONE!
Shows a bolt action rifle at beginning..."click, click, click". The Ruger 10/22 at the 6:00 mark is slightly louder.
That is very nice. Thank you!
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