Gear Pro Silencer Legislation: the Hearing Protection Act Recoil Staff October 22, 2015 Join the Conversation The ASA (American Suppressor Association) tells us Arizona's Rep. Matt Salmon is proposing historic legislation intended to remove suppressors from the confines and purview of the National Firearms Act. The goal is to replace the old (and unnecessary) Federal transfer process with an instantaneous NICS background check. Why should you have to pay an extra couple hundred bucks to protect your hearing while exercising your constitutional right to bear arms? Says Knox Williams, President and Executive Director of the ASA, “The removal of suppressors from the National Firearms Act has been our ultimate goal since day one. For months, we have worked alongside Rep. Salmon’s office and the National Rifle Association to craft this legislation. Although we recognize that introducing this bill is the first step in what will be a lengthy process to change federal law, we look forward to working with Rep. Salmon and the NRA to advance and ultimately enact this common-sense legislation.” The Hearing Protection Act even includes a provision to refund any $200 transfer taxes incurred by applicants who purchase a suppressor after today. Read the full formal release here. Explore RECOILweb:AddArmor's Executive Protection EscaladePreview - Shoot Like the Great OneConverse Goes Tactical with the Urban Utility CollectionWhen the Brass Dries Up NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.