The Hearing Protection Act Passes 100 Sponsors – Usually Bills Have Less than 10

The Hearing Protection Act (H.R. 367) was introduced last month. Yesterday, Wednesday the 15th, the Hearing Protection Act picked up its 100th co-sponsor. Usually bills receive less than 10 sponsors.

The Hearing Protection Act (H.R. 367) was introduced last month. Yesterday, Wednesday the 15th, the Hearing Protection Act picked up its 100th co-sponsor. In the past, Trump has expressed strong support of the 2nd Amendment, and has recently pledged to sign the Hearing Protection Act should it make it to his desk.

What is the Hearing Protection Act?

This bill would remove suppressors (legally called Silencers) off of the National Firearms Act (NFA). This would mean Suppressors are treated just like firearms. Buyers would have to undergo a background check to buy one, but suppressors will no longer need the $200 tax stamp and ATF approval.

100 sponsors is a lot

Most non-commemorative bills that are signed into law receive very few co-sponsors. In fact, 78% of bills enacted into law receive 10 or fewer co-sponsors and less than 22% bills passed had no co-sponsors at all.

For the Hearing Protection Act to get 100 sponsors… well, that is very big news.

Contact your Representatives

We’re not through the woods yet. We still have not secured enough votes to get the Hearing Protection act yet. PLEASE contact your representatives and urge them to support this bill. Also share the news with all of your 2nd Amendment loving friends and urge them to call their representatives.

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