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  • SILENCERCO MAXIM 50, INTEGRALLY SOUND MODIFIED .50 CALIBER MUZZLE LOADER, LEGAL IN ALL 50 STATES

    09/20/2017 9:46:31 AM PDT · by petro45acp · 13 replies
    Loadout Room ^ | Sept. 19, 2017 | The Arms Guide
    For the first time since the National Firearms Act (NFA) was created in 1934, civilians can enjoy suppressed shooting in all 50 states with SilencerCo’s latest innovation: the integrally suppressed Maxim 50 muzzleloader. In addition, this product can be purchased right now on the web with no regulation (no 4473, no tax stamp, no photographs or fingerprints) at store.silencerco.com and be shipped immediately to the purchaser with few exceptions*. Residents in the 42 states that allow civilian ownership of silencers have to pay a $200 tax, fill out forms, send in photos, submit to fingerprinting, and wait months for the...
  • Left-Wing Silencers Are Addicted to Unhinged Outrage, Which Only Helps Trump

    08/03/2017 11:09:58 AM PDT · by Signalman · 2 replies
    TownHall ^ | 9/3/2017 | Guy Benson
    Two years ago, Mary Katharine Ham and I published End of Discussion, in which we warned that the Left's politically-correct mob was ruining American discourse. These bullies were increasingly seeking to "win" political and cultural debates by preventing them from happening in the first place, we argued, pointing to leftist tactics to silence and shut down honest conversations through a nonstop barrage of motive-impugning grievances. The book was originally published literally one week prior to Donald Trump's now-iconic escalator descent to announce what appeared to be a long-shot presidential run. Twenty-six months later, he's president, and Berkeley is on fire....
  • Making Texas Safe for the Hearing Protection Act

    06/05/2017 7:11:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Abbot has signed HB 1819 into law on May 26th, 2017. The law goes into effect on 1 September. The law makes Texas safe for silencer ownership if/when the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) is passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump.  This is important because the Texas legislature only meets every two years. The law removes silencers from the list of devices that are required to be on the BATF registry for NFA items, only requiring that people who own, manufacturer, transport, repair, or sell silencers in Texas be in compliance with federal law. From...
  • Tennessee Hearing Protection Act Passes Senate, Scheduled in House

    04/21/2017 6:05:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    ammoland ^ | 19 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    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...
  • Democrat Senator Falsely Claims Police, Witnesses Can't Hear Suppressed Guns

    03/14/2017 1:28:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    In 2015 the Hearing Protection Act, which would deregulate suppressors and remove a $200 per unit ATF tax, was introduced into the House. Since then, a few different versions have been up for consideration. Now that Republicans are the majority in Congress and with a Republican sitting in the White House, the bill has a decent chance of passing. Not surprisingly, gun control zealots are opposed to the bill for all the wrong reasons. On Tuesday, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand falsely claimed witnesses can't hear gun shots that come from suppressed firearms and argued deregulating this piece of hardware would...
  • Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) IN FAVOR of the HEARING PROTECTION ACT!

    01/19/2017 10:08:04 AM PST · by WorldWarGames · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/19/2017 | WorldWarGames
    Video of me talking to my Congressman, Rep. Kevin Brady, about the Hearing Protection Act. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7rmPUXbdBo
  • Marines Considering Silencing All Small Arms

    12/03/2016 5:05:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 58 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Marine Corps is considering suppressing all small arms. Military organizations have historically been slow to adopt new technologies. They have been slow to adopt optical sights, which were overwhelmingly adopted by sportsmen long before they become common for ordinary soldiers. In the U.S. that was during the first Gulf War. Suppressors have been commonly used by sportsmen around the world for decades long before widespread adoption by any military. The United States is the exception, due to irrational regulation. The Marine Corp is in the process of equipping an entire battalion with suppressed small arms. From ameriforce.net: In...
  • President Trump will Pass the Hearing Protection Act

    11/20/2016 11:48:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 74 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 1934, the Franklin Roosevelt administration was able to pass omnibus gun control legislation, with massive infringements on the Second Amendment.  It was the National Firearms Act.  The law was primarily designed to eliminate the private ownership of handguns. That was too much of a direct assault on the Second Amendment for Congress, which removed handguns from the bill. The remainder of the act passed, creating a bizarre law with unintended consequences. For obscure and unknown reasons, gun mufflers, also known as silencers, or suppressors, were included in the act. Silencers immediately changed from being a $10 accessory, available...
  • Gun Muffler (Silencer/Suppressor) Status Map of the United States

    06/20/2016 6:24:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Map at American Suppressor Association Many American gun owners and shooters do not know that it is legal to own and use silencers, suppressors, or perhaps the most descriptive term gun mufflers, in the United States.  There are only a handful of states that cling to the antiquated notion the suppressors should be banned because ... guns....  There is no logical or rational argument to be made for that position, but it persists. The states where suppressors are banned are the same tiny minority that persist with unreasonable and likely unconstitutional restrictions on the ownership and carry of firearms for...
  • Silencerco - The Doom of Boom

    08/25/2015 10:18:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/25/2015 | Troy Taysom
    Guns have been around in one form or another for 800 years. Much has changed, but the firearms industry cannot be accused of being on the leading edge of technology. The 1911 handgun is still widely used and adored, as is the AR-15. The 1911 by its name alone tells you that it has passed the century mark, and the AR-15 is more than 50 years old. These are just two examples of the antiquated technology employed by most firearms industry manufacturers; but not all of them. THE BEGINNINGWhat happens when a newcomer to the industry combines tradition with cutting-edge...
  • New Zealand Silencers: Cheap and Unregulated

    08/13/2015 7:45:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Silencers are often referred to as suppressors.  The best descriptive term is gun muffler. In New Zealand, which has a strong tradition of gun ownership, gun mufflers are unregulated and cheap.  They are for sale over the counter or in the mail.  The above ads or similar ones can be seen on the online buying and selling site for New Zealand, trademeco.nz.   From trademe.co.nz: This Silencer will fit any centrefire rifle with 17CM of exposed barrel with a diameter smaller than 19mm. Takes away the loud crack (down to about a 22 magnum noise) and helps protect your ears...
  • "Johnny Dronehunter"-Anyone see this?

    10/03/2014 6:39:29 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/3/14 | hoagy62
    A friend of mine showed me this video today. I know it's an ad for a company that makes silencers....in this case, a shotgun silencer. However, the idea behind the video struck me as something right up FR's alley. What do you think? Johnny Dronehunter video
  • Florida looks to Expand Legal Hunting with Gun Mufflers

    09/16/2014 4:46:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    While the United States leads the world in most ways, it has lagged in the adoption of mufflers for guns.   In most of Europe, mufflers on guns are not controversial.   In Finland, ownership, manufacture, sale, distribution, and use of gun mufflers is a constitutional right.   On most of the continent, gun mufflers are easier to acquire than firearms; their use is considered good manners. Not so in the United States.   Due to a weird quirk in firearms law passed during the Roosevelt administration, gun mufflers require a $200 dollar tax to be paid to the federal government.  Processing of...
  • Gun Rights Activist Back On Nashville Streets

    08/29/2014 11:37:26 PM PDT · by kwikrnu · 5 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | 8-29-2014 | Laken Bowles
    A few days after a judge dropped charges against him, a vocal gun rights activist was back out on the streets on Nashville. On Tuesday, a judge dismissed weapons charges against, Leonard Embody, the so-called "Radnor Lake Rambo.” Embody was back out of the streets on Nashville Friday, wearing a bullet-proof vest and openly carrying his guns as he handed out flyers.
  • Charges dismissed for gun rights advocate

    08/28/2014 6:39:19 PM PDT · by kwikrnu · 5 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 8-28-2014 | travis loller
    "A Nashville judge has dismissed charges against a man who walked around downtown last year wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying an assault rifle with a silencer."
  • Sig Sauer Lawsuit Against ATF Muzzle Brake/Silencer Ruling has Merit

    04/18/2014 9:55:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Photo from the ATF letter.  Sig Sauer never contended that the muzzle brake would not function as part of a gun muffler/silencer/suppressor Sig Sauer, Inc., the well respected firearms manufacturer, has filed suit against  B. Todd Jones as the Director of the ATF for ruling that the muzzle brake that they submitted for evaluation is "a part intended only for use in the assembly or fabrication of a silencer and therefore is a silencer..."  as defined in U.S. statutes.   The case document can be read here.  It is nine pages long, and makes a fascinating read. Sig Sauer Inc.,...
  • GA:Gun Mufflers for Hunting Passes Senate

    02/27/2014 4:04:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Use of Silencers is encouraged in Europe Photo Courtesy Gun World Gun mufflers, also known as suppressors or silencers, have been approved for hunting in Georgia by the Senate. The bill passed the senate 43-10.  SB 93 will be considered by the house next.  A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 1 of Article 1 of Chapter 3 of Title 27 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions regarding hunting, so as to authorize the use of suppressors on hunting firearms under certain circumstances; to provide for suspension of hunting privileges for...
  • WI:Milwaukee Jury Troubled by Gun Muffler Case

    02/23/2014 5:17:10 PM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Fake gun muffler mounted on barrel A case has been sent to the jury in Milwaukee, where the BATFE appears to have used a career criminal to entrap a citizen who is both a gun collector and a lawyer.  In many ways it is bizarre, because it is clear that the criminal worked very hard to get the citizen to commit an illegal act of buying what amounts to an ersatz gun muffler.  Under the BATF administrative rules, any device that can be attached to a gun, that decreases the sound by *any* amount, is considered to be a...
  • Legislators learn how silencers affect guns

    02/04/2014 4:42:07 PM PST · by aimhigh · 55 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 02/04/2014 | Jim Siegel
    Eesley, a salesman at Black Wing Shooting Center in Delaware, said he sells plenty of silencers, but he often has to first educate people about the reality. A silenced gun still makes quite a bang. More than 20 lawmakers or their aides gathered yesterday at Black Wing to learn a similar lesson and hear from an expert on how silencers, or suppressors, can affect the noise levels of hunting rifles. The event was organized by the Buckeye Firearms Association in an effort to gain support for House Bill 234, which would allow hunting with a suppressor. . . . ....
  • The Iowa Suppressor Ownership Bill Needs Your Support

    02/04/2014 6:58:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    soldiersystems.net ^ | 30 January, 2014 | NA
    Our friends at the American Silencer Association have asked us to spread the word on a pending bill that would allow citizens of Iowa to possess suppressors. As a native of that great state that values liberty, it’s something near to my heart. Last week, State Rep. Matt Windschitl, (R-Missouri Valley) introduced House File 384 to the Iowa State House. The purpose of the bill is to legalize the possession of suppressors for the law abiding citizens of Iowa who complete the proper Federal NFA transfer process.Iowa is currently one of only 11 states that prohibit the possession of suppressors...