Posted August 31, 2017 2:00 pm by Comments

By Tom Knighton

There’s not much going on at the federal level for gun rights activists to get excited about. With the sunset of the 1994 Assault Weapon Ban, there’s only so much going on to focus attention on.

One of the thing that is there happens to be the Hearing Protection Act. That bill legalizes suppressors, treating them less as deadly weapons accessories (which they’re really not) and more as safety devices (which they are). The bill is currently in committee, but that doesn’t mean it’s not generating some controversy.

As Guns.com reports, gun grabbers are claiming the record number of sales of suppressors is proof we don’t need the new law.

Americans for Responsible Solutions, the group formed by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband Capt. Mark Kelly, said Wednesday that recently released data illustrating a marked rise in the numbers of suppressors in circulation makes the argument they should be deregulated to increase access to the devices moot.

The response comes after the latest ATF Firearms Commerce Report showed the numbers of National Firearm Act-regulated items at an all-time high — including a 50 percent increase in suppressors registered since the previous report. Giffords’ group holds the upward trend …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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