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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Postby vjallen75 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:42 pm

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]


I emailed Rep Marchant a few months ago when I first found out this bill was set to be sent to the house. His reply stated he would co-sponsor the bill.

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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Postby Mxrdad » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:24 pm

vjallen75 wrote:
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]


I emailed Rep Marchant a few months ago when I first found out this bill was set to be sent to the house. His reply stated he would co-sponsor the bill.

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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Postby jason812 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:19 pm

My response from sending Roger Williams a thank you letter. I'm seeing a pattern in the responses but at least we are getting responses.

Dear Mr. Jason812,

Thank you for taking the time to express your opinions on H.R. 367, the Hearing Protection Act of 2017. As your representative, I appreciate your comments and I welcome this opportunity to respond.

As you are aware, H.R. 367 was introduced by Representative Jeff Duncan of South Carolina on January 9, 2017. After its introduction, this legislation was referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. If enacted, this legislation would amend the Internal Revenue Code to eliminate the transfer tax on firearm silencers. Further, this bill would preempt state or local laws that tax or regulate firearm silencers. I am proud to be a co-sponsor of this piece of legislation and look forward to seeing this common sense solution enacted.

Please know I will monitor this legislation and keep your views in mind as Congress takes action in the future. I take great pride in representing the 25th District of Texas and it is an honor to be your voice in Washington.


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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Postby Mxrdad » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:38 pm

jason812 wrote:My response from sending Roger Williams a thank you letter. I'm seeing a pattern in the responses but at least we are getting responses.

Dear Mr. Jason812,

Thank you for taking the time to express your opinions on H.R. 367, the Hearing Protection Act of 2017. As your representative, I appreciate your comments and I welcome this opportunity to respond.

As you are aware, H.R. 367 was introduced by Representative Jeff Duncan of South Carolina on January 9, 2017. After its introduction, this legislation was referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. If enacted, this legislation would amend the Internal Revenue Code to eliminate the transfer tax on firearm silencers. Further, this bill would preempt state or local laws that tax or regulate firearm silencers. I am proud to be a co-sponsor of this piece of legislation and look forward to seeing this common sense solution enacted.

Please know I will monitor this legislation and keep your views in mind as Congress takes action in the future. I take great pride in representing the 25th District of Texas and it is an honor to be your voice in Washington.


WOW. That is a very nice response and how a Rep should view his position. I mean, we put em there. Top Notch.
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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Postby TexasJohnBoy » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:45 pm

Keep it up guys! Keep contacting your reps!
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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Postby AndyC » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:12 pm

Silencerco CEO: ATF Won’t Fight Hearing Protection Act

https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2017/ ... ction-act/
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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Postby TexasJohnBoy » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:06 pm

Really hoping this gets legs...
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Postby TreyHouston » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:09 pm

AndyC wrote:Silencerco CEO: ATF Won’t Fight Hearing Protection Act

https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2017/ ... ction-act/


Interesting read, same with the comments, they are all for it, just make some interesting points. I think this has a very good chance of passing. I wouldn't count on prices lowering for the first year though.... but then again... who knows
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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Postby bmwrdr » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:38 pm

TexasJohnBoy wrote:Really hoping this gets legs...



Me too, my ears are sensitive and I don't want to blow my eardrums because of an eventual burglar.
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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Postby jkurtz » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:15 pm

TreyHouston wrote:
AndyC wrote:Silencerco CEO: ATF Won’t Fight Hearing Protection Act

https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2017/ ... ction-act/


Interesting read, same with the comments, they are all for it, just make some interesting points. I think this has a very good chance of passing. I wouldn't count on prices lowering for the first year though.... but then again... who knows


They would be at least $200 cheaper.


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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Postby jason812 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:47 pm

TexasJohnBoy wrote:Really hoping this gets legs...


Me too along with a head, tail, and body in the form of a complete a abolishment of the NFA.

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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Postby The Annoyed Man » Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:04 pm

vjallen75 wrote:
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]


I emailed Rep Marchant a few months ago when I first found out this bill was set to be sent to the house. His reply stated he would co-sponsor the bill.

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I sent Marchant an email a few days ago asking the same thing. Haven't heard back from him yet.
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Re: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Postby canvasbck » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:34 pm

Admittedly, I surround myself with a lot of like minded individuals. I was having a hard time coming up with arguments that the left could make AGAINST this bill. Suppressors do not make firearms any more or less efficient in the context of being killing machines. As someone with firearm related hearing loss, I couldn't think of a single reason why suppressors should be as restricted as they currently are. So, I went out and looked for articles arguing against this bill. Here's what I found (WARNING, some of these articles may cause permanent IQ loss):

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-gun-silencers-20170110-story.html

http://lawnewz.com/opinion/gop-introduces-perhaps-most-absurd-gun-law-yet/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/gun-silencers-are-hard-to-buy-donald-trump-jr-and-silencer-makers-want-to-change-that/2017/01/07/0764ab4c-d2d2-11e6-9cb0-54ab630851e8_story.html?utm_term=.aa0d6cddae90

Remember some of the excrement in these arguments the next time you hear a lefty say the words "common sense compromises on gun violence" :banghead:
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