Hearing Protection Act

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This topic contains 11 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by  chorizo 9 months, 2 weeks ago.

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  • #74444

    wa4cqz
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    Has everyone written their Congress person in support? President Trump has indicated he will sign it. For me it would mean I could go get my cans and get $600 back. http://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/3799?resultIndex=76

  • #74481

    Flagflyfish
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    I fully support getting silencers removed from the NFA and will help the ASA push to get it through congress, but I don’t think that we will be getting any money back….but no tax stamp needed going forward..

  • #74489

    rsolli
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    I did write my Senators and Representatives, but coming from the Socialist Republic of Connecticut, all I received was a canned replay thanking me for my communication. At the rate our government moves, I will be too old to see the fruition of this effort. It needs to be fast tracked!

  • #74490

    wa4cqz
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    I believe the current bill includes language stating monies collected for purchases made after October 16, 2015 would be refunded.

  • #74585

    va65guy
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    I WOULD BE HARD PRESSED TO SEE THEM NOT WANT TO COLLECT $50,000,000 + IN TAX REVENUE FROM NFA ITEMS EACH YEAR . BUT WE CAN ONLY HOPE.

    ID LOVE TO GET MY STAMP MONEY BACK FROM THIS YEAR.

  • #77129

    victhegreek
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    Curious how many folks that purchased silencers pre-41f are now waiting/hoping for HPA to become law before buying anymore cans. I’ve read a few articles that strongly encourage buying now to both support existing silencer companies during this ‘safety period’ as well as make sure you aren’t affected by significant demand if/when HPA is passed. Personally, I would look at a few more cans and possibly adding another sbr or 2 if 41f was done away with. As a consumer, I would appreciate that as a temporary administrative fix while the HPA makes its way through committee. Anyone else have similar thoughts?

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    SBR/SBS are not going to be affected by the HPA, other than the fact approvals may come quicker. The HPA only removes SILENCERS (hence HEARING Protection Act)

    How would changing 41f impact anything. I am not sure that 41f contains what you think it contains.

  • #77135

    victhegreek
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    Understood with regard to HPA and SBR/SBS, my question was multi directional.
    41f impacted how trusts can be used and responsible persons which could be used for either suppressors or SBR/SBS. With regards to the 41f changes and including fingerprints, photos, and CLEO notification for NFA items why not revert to how things were before July ’16 while the HPA is under discussion?

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    41f was in response to how trusts were administered and interpreted. I doubt seriously that any change will be made in that direction as it had nothing to do with the status and classification of silencers, SBR or SBS. I am almost sure that if silencers are removed from NFA classification via the HPA that 41f trust requirements and CLEO notification will remain unaffected for the remaining items under NFA classification. Nothing in the HPA addresses the registration/licensing requirements for those items remaining under the NFA; it soley addresses the classification of silencers. HPA – 41F: one does not equal the other.

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  • #77142

    victhegreek
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    Appreciate the feedback and insight. I was thinking more along the lines of a 41f rollback in how trusts could be used to purchase silencers prior to the HPA and not in reference to changing silencer classification. Looking at how many silencers were purchased leading up to July’s deadline I imagine most people saw the new requirements as prohibitive and halted future purchases after the effective date. We are in a bit of a refractory period and I was thinking of any intermediate steps that could happen prior to HPA.

    Your response makes complete sense since the focus for HPA is narrow for the devices in question.

  • #77159

    Rhd04
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    Does anyone know when they will vote or decide on the hpa

  • #77176

    chorizo
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    No. It hasn’t even had a committee hearing. What you can do right now is to urge your congressman and senators to co-sponsor H367 and S39, the two bills in the respective house and senate.

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