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Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Postby TexasJohnBoy » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:42 pm

I don't think there's a dedicated thread for this, so here I am starting one.

Currently, there are 61 cosponsors for the The Duncan-Carter Hearing Protection Act—H.R. 367. Please check to see if your representative is a sponsor and if not, contact them! I've also emailed our Senators asking for their support when the bill makes it to the Senate or if an identical bill is introduced in the Senate.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/367/cosponsors?r=1&q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22HR+367%22%5D%7D

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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Postby dhoobler » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:59 pm

TexasJohnBoy wrote:I don't think there's a dedicated thread for this, so here I am starting one.

Currently, there are 61 cosponsors for the The Duncan-Carter Hearing Protection Act—H.R. 367. Please check to see if your representative is a sponsor and if not, contact them! I've also emailed our Senators asking for their support when the bill makes it to the Senate or if an identical bill is introduced in the Senate.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/367/cosponsors?r=1&q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22HR+367%22%5D%7D

American Rifleman article - https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2017/1/12/fear-loading-duncan-carter-hearing-protection-act-of-2017/

My congress critter is a cosponsor. I thanked him.

There are only ten cosponsors from Texas. One of them is a democrat (Gene Green). There is room for improvement.
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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Postby parabelum » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:23 pm

I have contacted my representative Conaway (district 11), urging him to support this bill.


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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Postby TreyHouston » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:27 pm

Dear Mr. TreyHouston:

Thank you for contacting me regarding H.R. 3799, the Hearing Protection Act of 2015. I appreciate the benefit of having your views on this matter.
As you may know, H.R. 3799 was introduced by Representative Matt Salmon (R-AZ) on October 22, 2015. If enacted into law, this bill would remove the $200 transfer tax on firearm silencers. This bill would also treat any person who acquires or possesses a firearm silencer as meeting any registration or licensing requirements of the National Firearms Act.

This legislation has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee. While I do not serve on this committee, rest assured that I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and I will be sure to share those views with my colleagues. Should H.R. 3799 come to the House floor for a vote, I will consider it with your views in mind.
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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Postby Skiprr » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:59 pm

I admit I'm surprised my Representative, John Culberson, is not a a cosponsor. He'll be hearin' from me.

I'd really like to see this passed. There's no fathomable reason not to "de-criminalize" suppressors, and several reasons they're good for people, animals, and the environment.
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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Postby bblhd672 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:12 pm

Skiprr wrote:I admit I'm surprised my Representative, John Culberson, is not a a cosponsor. He'll be hearin' from me.

I'd really like to see this passed. There's no fathomable reason not to "de-criminalize" suppressors, and several reasons they're good for people, animals, and the environment.


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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Postby flowrie » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:16 pm

Just sent email the Michael Burgess, Dis. 26.
Surprised he has not co-sponsored.
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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Postby TexasJohnBoy » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:00 am

7 more cosponsors added yesterday. Up to 68 now with 2 more from Texas; Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] and Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25]
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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Postby jason812 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:34 am

TexasJohnBoy wrote:7 more cosponsors added yesterday. Up to 68 now with 2 more from Texas; Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] and Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25]


It's nice to see Williams cosponsor this bill. I was going to ask him, now I think I will send him a thank you.

Hopefully this will pass and will be the first step to repealing the NFA.


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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Postby superstar » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:44 am

What is the magic number of sponsors to pass the Hearing Protection Act?


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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Postby mdubtx » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:03 pm

flowrie wrote:Just sent email the Michael Burgess, Dis. 26.
Surprised he has not co-sponsored.


Just emailed Dr. Burgess as well. :patriot:
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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Postby jason812 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:07 pm

superstar wrote:What is the magic number of sponsors to pass the Hearing Protection Act?


There is no magic number. The more sponsors, the more likely chance to get a hearing and a vote. The floor vote plus a vote in the Senate plus a signature by Trump would mean it passed.

I sent a thank you to Roger Williams.

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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Postby ScottDLS » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:25 pm

Can we work on 18 USC 922o also....? Nah...I didn't think so.... :evil2:
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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Postby parabelum » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:19 am

Received a response this morning.

Dear Mr. parabelum:

Thank you for contacting me with your thoughts on H.R. 367, the Hearing Protection Act of 2017. I appreciate hearing from you on this issue.

This bill was introduced by Rep. Jeff Duncan on January 9, 2017, and this bill would remove sound suppressors from regulation under the National Firearms Act, and would reclassify them to be treated as ordinary firearms subject to the usual NICS check and Form 4473 for dealer sales. Currently suppressors are subjected to the National Firearms Act's application process.

Currently, H.R. 367 is being reviewed in the House Ways and Means and the House Judiciary Committees. While I do not serve on these committees, rest assured I will keep your thoughts in mind should this bill come before the House for a vote.

Again, thank you for contacting me; I appreciate hearing your opinion on this issue. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to call, write, or email me. For more information on my work in Congress or to sign up for my weekly e-newsletter, please visit the 11th District's website at http://www.conaway.house.gov. You can also follow me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/mike.conaway and watch my speeches and interviews on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/mikeconaway11.

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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Postby Lynyrd » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:33 am

My Representative, Jeb Hensarling, is already a cosponsor. This bill makes sense on so many levels.
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