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The GOP wants to pass the most absurd gun law in recent memory



The GOP is preparing to dismantle a major part of the National Firearms Act of 1934 and it gives reason for Americans to be very scared. The Duncan-Carter Hearing Protection Act of 2017, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and Rep. John Carter (R-TX), aims to remove gun silencers from the scope of the law. The bill also aims to refund the $200 transfer tax to applicants who purchased them after October 22, 2015.

The Duncan-Carter Hearing Protection Act of 2017, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and Rep. John Carter (R-TX), aims to remove gun silencers from the scope of the law. The bill also aims to refund the $200 transfer tax to applicants who purchased silencers after October 22, 2015.

The strange logic put forth is that consumers would actually be safer if they could purchase a piece of hardware that silences the sound of a gunshot.

The Hearing Protection Act is touted by the industry as “a healthy move for enthusiasts” and claims that “everyone benefits” from the ability to hide the sound of a gunshot.

If the possibility of silencing a gunshot doesn’t leave a bad taste in your mouth, this video with Donald Trump’s support sure will.

It should go without saying that there are many benefits to hearing a gunshot. Bystanders can call the police when they hear a weapon being fired, hunters are warned of nearby fellow hobbyists when a shot is fired, and for the sake of directionality, public safety is helped by the loud bang of a gun being fired.

In an attempt to label Americans as stupid, the act claims that silencers will offer “hearing protection” for gun enthusiasts, as the bill’s name suggests.

With deep pocket supporters eager to score a win for their lobbying efforts, the Duncan-Carter Hearing Protection Act of 2017 proves once again that GOP lawmakers are willing to cave to gun company dollars.

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