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  • Tim Kaine: Vegas Attacker Stopped ‘Because He Didn’t Have a Silencer’

    10/04/2017 5:22:18 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 73 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | AWR HAWKINS | 4 Oct 2017
    Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) claims the attacker who opened fire on Las Vegas concert goers was only stopped “because he didn’t have a silencer on his weapon.” According to the Washington Post, Kaine asked, “Can you imagine what this would have been if he had silencers on those weapons?” His use of the word “silencer” is an echo of other leftists like Rosanne Cash and Gabby Giffords, both of whom use the word “silencer” to describe suppressors.
  • Paul Ryan Sides with Hillary: Shelves Bill to Deregulate Suppressors

    10/03/2017 11:23:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 161 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10-3-2017 | AWR HAWKINS
    Two days after an attacker opened fire on concert goers in Las Vegas, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc) announced he was shelving legislation to deregulate suppressors. -snip- Ryan has now shelved the Hearing Protection Act, which was introduced into Congress on January 9; it is the legislation containing suppressor deregulation. The Act does not legalize suppressors–as they are already legal–rather, it removes the burdensome process for acquiring them and erases the federal tax that must be paid in order to receive permission to posses one. House Speaker Paul Ryan says NRA-backed bill to ease regulations on gun silencers is shelved...
  • 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...
  • Public Safety Chief to Stand with Gabby Giffords, Oppose Suppressors for ‘Everyday Americans

    02/11/2017 7:08:31 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | AWR Hawkins
    Kalamazoo, Michigan, Department of Public Safety Chief Jeffrey Hadley will appear with gun control proponent Gabby Giffords Monday to argue against suppressor ownership by “everyday Americans” and to oppose national reciprocity for concealed carry. Hadley is one of 20 law enforcement officers who have agreed to be part of Gabby Giffords’s “Law Enforcement Coalition for Common Sense.” The group will be announced Monday and will talk about “reasonable” gun control on Capitol Hill. Hadley claims national recognition of concealed carry permits will lead to a setting where “there [could] be more people carrying weapons that shouldn’t be.”
  • 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...
  • 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 Integrally Suppressed 9mm Prototype 3D Printed

    01/20/2016 10:42:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    SilencerCo Integrally Suppressed Prototype 9mm One of the first items that was attracting a significant amount of attention at the Shot Show Industry Day at the Range was this SilencerCo integrally suppressed 9mm.  They had brought out a similar prototype in September of 2015, but this was a new, improved, version.  It is not ready for sale, but I was told that they hope to have them on the market some time in 2016.  Of course, you will need a tax stamp from the ATF if you are not issued one in the military or as a peace officer...
  • 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...
  • A few comments on buying NFA items

    09/02/2014 7:31:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    looserounds.com ^ | 9/1/2014 | Howard
    A couple of weekends ago I was at the range testing out my new Surefire 762 suppressor. I ended up doing more chatting than shooting as I answered a great deal of questions about obtaining NFA items (Silencers, Machine Guns, Destructive Devices, Short Barreled Rifles, Short Barreled Shotguns, Any Other Weapons(AOW), etc)
  • 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 Reform Passes House 119-56

    02/21/2014 7:48:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Last year, second amendment supporters struggled to push an omnibus gun reform bill in the Georgia legislature.  They struggled.  There were conflicts between groups that claimed similar aims.   The bill stalled and ran out of time in the Senate. This year, a very similar bill, HB 875, has sailed through the house committee and has passed the House by a more than two to one margin.    Here is a list of who voted for or against the bill.  It has been assigned to the Judiciary Non-Civil Committee, the same committee it was assigned to last year.  The members of...
  • 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. . . . ....
  • Something you don’t see every day(Suppressed Mini in 6.8)

    08/25/2013 9:02:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 54 replies
    aacblog.com ^ | 21 August, 2013 | NA
    Something that’s no the usual. Not an AR, Not 5.56 . . . something interesting:“Just got my Mini back from John at Great West Gunsmithing and wanted to show it off.  I know you all like to see your suppressors on unique hosts and I can’t find many people that have a SDN-6 on a Ruger Mini in 6.8 SPC.  Enjoy the pictures.I had the barrel cut to 14.5″ and the Blackout FH pinned on.  He also remounted the front sight, bedded the action, tuned the trigger, and installed a recoil buffer.  I’m pleased to say the least, and...
  • Ask Foghorn: Are Suppressors a Good Idea for Home Defense Guns?

    06/16/2013 5:25:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 52 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 15 June, 2013 | Nick Leghorn
    Mike asks: Now that I am turning 40 and I have a toddler in the house I am rethinking my Home Defense strategies and tactics. One of my biggest thoughts (in terms of money and time investment) is filing the requisite paperwork and getting suppressors for my HD guns. What are your thoughts? Also, what happens to my suppressor in the case of a DGU? What else should I consider? In my opinion, if you live in a silencer-friendly state and you don’t have a can on your home defense gun, that should be your next purchase. Like, your very next purchase, even...
  • Wyoming Makes Hunting With Suppressors Legal

    02/21/2013 6:29:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    In some areas of the United States, legislators are hard at work devising new laws to restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens to own and use firearms. But, in other areas, the opposite is happening. Take for example Wyoming where lawmakers have made it legal to hunt with suppressors. Here is a short announcement from the American Silencer Association. WYOMING: HUNTING WITH SUPPRESSORS BILL SIGNED INTO LAW New Law Goes Into Effect July 1, 2013 The American Silencer Association is pleased to announce that on February 18, Governor Matt Mead signed SF0132 into law, granting hunters in the state of...
  • Wyoming Senate Committee Approves Pro-Hunting Silencer Reform Bill

    01/24/2013 8:29:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 24 January, 2013 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- The Wyoming Senate Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee voted 4 to 1 in favor of a pro-hunting reform authored by Senator Ogden Driskill (R-1). Senate File 132 would repeal the state prohibition on hunting with sound suppressors (which are additionally regulated under federal law) while providing additional penalties for those who use them illegally. This bill is now eligible for a vote in the full Senate. A date for this Senate floor vote has not been scheduled at this time but please call and e-mail your state Senator urging him or her to vote in...
  • Why Sound Suppressors Matter

    12/12/2012 5:23:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    outdoorlife.com ^ | 12 December, 2012 | John B. Snow
    At the latest count, 39 states allow civilians to own suppressors. If you live in one of these silencer-friendly states and haven’t purchased a suppressor, you need to put one on your Christmas list. The advantages of suppressors are numerous. They not only protect your hearing but make shooting with a group of people much safer and improve marksmanship by reducing flinching. I’ve been shooting at Gunsite this last week during the Shooting Slam and had a perfect object lesson demonstrating the value of suppressors the other day. We’ve been shooting the Rock River Arms LAR-15 ATH Carbine, which has...
  • Wyo. lawmakers consider silencers on hunting guns

    11/30/2012 4:50:25 PM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    timesunion.com ^ | 29 November, 2012 | BEN NEARY
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers will decide in coming months whether to follow a growing national trend and allow the use of silencers on hunting guns.
  • This Might Be the First Legal Deer Ever Harvested with a Silencer in the State of Texas. Ever.

    11/05/2012 5:07:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 40 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 3 November, 2012 | Nick Leghorn
    Early this morning, just as the sun was coming up, I was sitting on a pair of buckets with Tyler Kee in his brand new deer blind when a beautiful love-struck buck wandered into our field following a doe that had run through a few seconds earlier. And as I lined up my scope for what would be the fourth headshot on wildlife in a row, the biggest thing that was running through my mind was “I might be about to make history…” The state of Texas has always made hunting with silencers illegal for game animals. Something about poaching...