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#6888521 - 09/15/17 01:43 PM Hearing Protection Act passes first hurdle...
DocHorton Offline
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The HPA was incorporated into the SHARE act and passed the initial vote in the House Committee of Natural Resources a couple days ago. Up next is a full vote in the House of Representatives.

Story:

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20170913/nra-backed-share-act-passes-committee

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#6888598 - 09/15/17 03:19 PM Re: Hearing Protection Act passes first hurdle... [Re: DocHorton]
TexFlip Offline
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#6888725 - 09/15/17 05:47 PM Re: Hearing Protection Act passes first hurdle... [Re: DocHorton]
P_102 Online   content
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This would be great, but doubtful. Too much lost revenue and too many lost gov't. jobs. P_102.
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#6888748 - 09/15/17 06:19 PM Re: Hearing Protection Act passes first hurdle... [Re: P_102]
rexmitchell Offline
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Originally Posted By: P_102
This would be great, but doubtful. Too much lost revenue and too many lost gov't. jobs. P_102.


I would agree if it was a standalone bill but being lumped in with the SHARE act I think it had a good chance.

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#6888757 - 09/15/17 06:34 PM Re: Hearing Protection Act passes first hurdle... [Re: P_102]
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Originally Posted By: P_102
This would be great, but doubtful. Too much lost revenue and too many lost gov't. jobs. P_102.


I don't think the revenue loss will be that substantial. With 1.3 million suppressors registered in the US. That's only $26 million. That's a drop In the bucket. I don't own one and never will until the government bullsht to own one is lifted. They could still charge for the tax and I'd buy one. I think there a lot of sportsmen that feel this way.

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#6888831 - 09/15/17 08:30 PM Re: Hearing Protection Act passes first hurdle... [Re: DocHorton]
P_102 Online   content
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Maybe my numbers are wrong, aren't tax stamps $200 and not $20? In an article 15 months ago about SilencerCo, they were selling 18,000 suppressors a month, had 65% market share and were growing 100% every year. Using those numbers, If you run the math I think you'll find that 2017 tax revenues from the entire market should be somewhere around $150,000,000 and close to $300,000,000 in 2018 if the growth rate stays the same.

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#6895037 - 09/21/17 08:55 PM Re: Hearing Protection Act passes first hurdle... [Re: DocHorton]
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I'd pay the $200 to cash and carry, no BS

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#6895524 - 09/22/17 12:14 PM Re: Hearing Protection Act passes first hurdle... [Re: wtjim]
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Originally Posted By: wtjim
I'd pay the $200 to cash and carry, no BS

Same here....
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#6895695 - 09/22/17 02:45 PM Re: Hearing Protection Act passes first hurdle... [Re: DocHorton]
Hunter-Steve Offline
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We will have to wait and see. If it passes the House vote I will get excited. But even then it could get stripped out.
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#6895948 - 09/22/17 07:29 PM Re: Hearing Protection Act passes first hurdle... [Re: DocHorton]
rogerh Online   content
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Keep your fingers crossed up

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#6896097 - 09/22/17 09:54 PM Re: Hearing Protection Act passes first hurdle... [Re: wtjim]
syncerus Offline
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Originally Posted By: wtjim
I'd pay the $200 to cash and carry, no BS


I understand and sympathize with your view, but suppressors, stripped of Hollywood BS, are simply **safety** devices that reduce noise output by 30 db and nothing more. Having them on the NFA is irrational and is based on factual misinformation.

Look, how many people have you met **in person** who have had hearing damaged caused by firearms? For me, the number is well over 100, and probably over 200. Firearms are a serious danger to hearing and suppressors are the best way to reduce the epidemic of hearing damage within the shooting community.
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#6896789 - Yesterday at 08:28 PM Re: Hearing Protection Act passes first hurdle... [Re: SnakeWrangler]
rexmitchell Offline
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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Originally Posted By: wtjim
I'd pay the $200 to cash and carry, no BS

Same here....


I've been willing to compromise on that for years. I'll put up the money but I want to walk out the door with it that day.

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