On October 22, Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), working with the American Suppressor Association, introduced the Hearing Protection Act, HR3799, aimed at removing suppressors from regulation under the burdensome requirements of the National Firearms Act and permitting their purchase with simply a NICS background check, as is the case with all Title I firearms.
“The American Suppressor Association believes that citizens should not have to pay a tax to protect their hearing while exercising their Second Amendment rights,” said Knox Williams, President and Executive Director of the ASA. “The removal of suppressors from the National Firearms Act has been our ultimate goal since day one. For months, we have worked alongside Rep. Salmon’s office and the National Rifle Association to craft this legislation. Although we recognize that introducing this bill is the first step in what will be a lengthy process to change federal law, we look forward to working with Rep. Salmon and the NRA to advance and ultimately enact this common-sense legislation.”
This is a great goal and we support the ASA's efforts to fix this fundamentally flawed law.