Bill introduced to remove suppressors from NFA regulation

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MenuSkip to contentReviewsIndustry NewsConcealed Carry2nd AmendmentMoreGun BazaarThe WireSearchSearchBill introduced to remove suppressors from NFA regulation10/22/15 | by Chris Eger Under a proposal to be unveiled this week, suppressors would be treated the same as firearms under federal law. (Photo: AAC)A House Republican is proposing legislation that would remove suppressors and silencers from National Firearms Act regs and treat them as regular firearms.

Since 1934, the federal government has treated devices designed to muffle or suppress the report of firearms as Title II devices that required registration under the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record and mandated transfers that included a $200 tax stamp. Now, a bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., aims to change that.Under the terms of the Hearing Protection Act, introduced Thursday with 10 co-sponsors, gone would be the NFA requirements for the devices. Instead, federal law would treat them as firearms which would allow suppressors…

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