Odds the HPA Passes Anytime Soon?… The Likelihood is Beginning to Improve!


The Hearing Protection Act (HPA) is one of those things lingering in the back of every firearm owners mind. While all of us would obviously love to see it pass you will not see any of us holding our breath. That sentiment may soon change as some very positive movement was recently made on the HPA.

The American Suppressor Association (ASA) has been championing this bill its entire time of existence. In fact, they are continually at the forefront of all positive movement in anything silencer-rights related. They recently broke the news about progress being made with the HPA:

The House Committee on Natural Resources has scheduled a hearing for the morning of June 14, in which the Federal Lands Subcommittee will hear a discussion draft of the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act. The SHARE Act, which is being championed in a bipartisan manner by Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Co-Chairs Representative Jeff Duncan (R-SC), and Representative Gene Green (D-TX), is a comprehensive package that covers a wide range of hunting, fishing, and outdoor related issues. Included in the legislation is Title XVII, a strengthened version of the Hearing Protection Act.

Since the re-introduction of the Hearing Protection Act by Rep. Duncan and Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) in January (H.R. 367S. 59) the American Suppressor Association (ASA) has met with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) on multiple occasions to discuss technical amendments to the language. As a result, we were able to create several technical amendments that were incorporated into the current draft of the SHARE Act. These include:

  • Sec. 1702: Removing suppressors from the National Firearms Act, subjecting them to the same instant NICS background check as long guns, and issuing a refundable tax credit to anyone who has purchased a suppressor since the HPA’s original date of introduction
  • Sec. 1703: Ensuring that suppressors will remain legal in all 42 states where they are currently legal, after suppressors are removed from the National Firearms Act
  • Sec. 1704: Preempting states from levying taxes or registration requirements on suppressors. However, this will not make suppressors legal in any state where state law currently prohibits them.
  • Sec. 1705: Granting the ATF 365 days to destroy all suppressor related records from the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record (NFRTR)
  • Sec. 1706: Developing a “keystone part” definition, and requiring that such keystone part is serialized on every suppressor. This will ensure that individual suppressor parts, like pistons and endcaps, will not require serialization.
  • Sec. 1707: Imposing a 10% Pittman-Robertson excise tax on the manufacture of each new suppressor, a tax that is currently imposed on all Title I firearms

‘The inclusion of the Hearing Protection Act in the sportsmen’s package highlights the commitment of the Sportsmen’s Caucus to make the hunting and recreational shooting experiences safer and more enjoyable for all,’ said Knox Williams, President and Executive Director of the American Suppressor Association. ‘We know for a fact that exposure to noise from recreational firearms is one of the leading causes of hearing loss, which is why the CDC, NIOSH, and the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) have all recommended using suppressors as a tool to mitigate the danger. We look forward to working with the Sportsmen’s Caucus to make this legislation a reality.’

Suppressors have been federally regulated since the passage of the National Firearms Act of 1934. Currently, prospective buyers must live in one of the 42 states where they are legal, must send in an application including fingerprints and passport photos to the ATF, pay a $200 transfer tax, and wait for an indeterminate amount of time for the ATF to process the application. As of June, 2017, wait times are in excess of 10 months. In stark contrast, many countries in Europe place no regulations on their purchase, possession, or use. This legislation will remove suppressors from the onerous requirements of the NFA, and instead require purchasers to pass an instant NICS check, the same background check that is used during the sale of long guns. In doing so, law-abiding citizens will remain free to purchase suppressors, while prohibited persons will continue to be barred from purchasing or possessing these accessories.

The ASA did a great job of giving an overview of the progress, but I will simplify it even further.

The HPA is now attached to a bill that has more likelihood of passing with wording that makes even the ATF happy (because the ASA jointly worded it with the ATF). This will not legalize silencers nation-wide, but any state where they are currently legal, it will treat them like a traditional firearm. Do a simply 4473 NICS background check, pass, and take it home the same day.

The HPA has quietly had a lot of support up until this point from our legislators and the general public. The ASA cited that:

The Hearing Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 367, S. 59) remains in the Top 10 most viewed bills at Congress.gov. In fact, it currently sits at #2.

This all bodes well for silencer advocates and firearm enthusiasts included. An advancement in silencer rights is, indeed, an advancement in rights for all those who love firearms.

The outdoors, fitness and anything related to firearms are my passions. I am a S&W Armorer, Glock Armorer, reloader and am coping with an addiction to classic S&W and Colt revolvers (by buying more revolvers). I’ve been a guest writer for Sierra Bullets and love long walks to the gun range.


  • Mike Perry

    The map at the Top of the article is out of date. Suppressors are now legal in Iowa.

    • Snakeeyez

      Hell yes!! Thank the good Lord for that…

  • Slim934

    I would rather they simply removed it from the NFA entirely and did not require the background checks at all. The checks for firearms are stupid and ineffective enough as it is. But making us do that crap for suppressors also?

    Don’t get me wrong, if this is all I can get I will take it. But there is truly no good justification for having suppressors be anything other than over the counter purchase items.

    • Scott Willbanks

      Agreed. Everyone seems to believe that, since silencers are classified as firearms, that you somehow no longer need to actually buy a firearm, and thus pass a background check…

    • Taylor Hardin

      While I agree, this is baby steps in the right direct. Just getting this to pass will be a feat within itself.

    • USMC03Vet

      It’s simply illogical to demand a background check for a cylinder that attaches to a barrel, which doesn’t require a background check.

      • Slim934

        That’s a great point. How in the hell can you justify the suppressor needing a background check, but not the freaking barrel. If you don’t have a barrel, the damn firearm cannot work at all. The suppressor is just an enhancement. How does the part that is a requirement not require a check, but the accessory does? It’s just dopey.

    • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

      The HPA DOES remove suppressors from the NFA entirely. It treats them as Title 1 firearms.

      Meaning: No background checks if you have an LTC (for those states where that applies), private sales legal, “80%” parts legal (I have a feeling this is why they added keystone wording), and you can manufacture them at home for personal use without a background check or registration.

      • Hardwood83

        Never mind- I misread your post.

    • Edeco

      Yep. I think coming to the table for baby steps is a losing tactic. But whatever, I shall find ways to be amused.

      • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

        It’s worked for the anti-gunners since around 1934.

        It’s been working for us gun owners getting incremental changes to CCW and Constitutional Carry law.

        Why wouldn’t it work now?

        • Edeco

          Short answer; it won’t work now because we’ll bog down.

          Long answer, first what works for the other side won’t work for us, we’re different and have different goals. Second I wouldn’t say they settle for baby steps, they started with a win and kept the heat on. In any timeline that extends to before 1986 we’re losing our butts. After that, at best we’re leveling off toward a status quo I don’t like. Might as well call it consolidating the other side’s 20th century victories.

          • Kate K

            disagree at least when it comes to public attitude. Support for example for handgun bans, one of the major gun control lobby goals of the 70’s and 80’s that ran up to 60% support at the time, is down at 26% support now.

            1) NRA approval rating in national gallup in th 1980s ran as low as 40% in the 80’s and is 56% today.

            2)support for handgun ban (all gallup)
            1959: 60%
            1986: 53%
            2015: 26%
            opposition to hangun ban
            1959: 36%
            Today: 73%

            3) don’t have the numbers in front of me but assault rifle ban support has been dropping for 25 years.

            4) attitudes about having a gun at home make the family safer from crime:
            both Gallup and Pew showed about 30 to 35% of Americans said in the the late 1980s it made you safer, about 60% said it made your family less safe
            Today Gallup and pew show 58% ot 63% of Americans now say having a gun makes a family safer.

    • Hardwood83

      Of course you are 100% correct, it is utterly foolish (not to mention unconstitutional) to regulate silencers -or firearms. Still it’s progress. How likely would you have thought this was 10yrs ago? 5? Even one year ago? The fact it has a legit chance is a huge win for the good guys.

  • Test Bacon

    With the shooting at the baseball field in Virginia the wait for the SHARE act is going to get even longer. A “R” representative got shot who was on the committee.

    • Anonymoose

      No, he didn’t. Only the House Majority Whip and some cops got shot, and they’re all alive afaik. The committee guy canceled today’s vote and a bunch of other things have been canceled today too.

      • nova3930

        Yep, armed blue forces stopped the guy before it became a massacre. Imagine that silly idea that you need more than hugs and goodwill to stop nutjobs….

      • glenn cheney

        A Cong. staffer is the one purported to take the shot in chest.
        Va. Gov. got pushback at presser by media due to immediately lancing into anti-gun rhetoric .
        Quite surprising, considering it came from on scene media types.

        • Stephen Jakubowski

          the va governor said 3 times that “93 million Americans are killed a day by gun violence”; till a reporter noted that with a population of only 323 million, we’d run out of people in 3 days.

          • neoritter

            We don’t like our governor over here…he’s kind of stupid. Thankfully, governors in VA can only serve one term.

  • nova3930

    It will be epic if sporting purposes goes away

  • D

    The hearing on the bill was cancelled due to the shooting at the baseball game

    • Juggernaut

      Is it just me or is it silly to see a bunch of this country’s leaders dressed up like Little Leaguers.

      • QuadGMoto

        Personally, I find it refreshing. And depending on the person, truth in advertising.

      • Doug Simpson

        Politicians aren’t allowed to play the nation’s past time?

  • FearlessFarris

    Your map is outdated. As of 2016, Iowa legalized suppressors for civilian use and hunting.

  • Havok

    With activities being canceled today after the shooting, every bill that was on the schedule today to be heard no has to be rescheduled for a later date. If they even get rescheduled.

  • Brett baker

    Hopefully, the HAP gets passed. How much though, will prices decline?

  • DanGoodShot

    I’ll believe it when it actually happens. Till then I’ll keep an ear to the ground, not hold my breath but keep hope alive. I signed every petition I could pertaining to the hpa and wrote every politician I could. If anything else pops up that I can do to help, I’ll do it. Till then, we’ll see.

  • Ratcraft

    I just don’t understand all the hoopla about silencers and SBR’s. Okay, you got a short rifle, okay it’s got a suppressor, whoopdy flippin do. So now what? 1/2 the fun of shooting is the big bang. BUT… they eliminate the tax stamp ima make a bunch of them.

    • nova3930

      Suppressors are good for long range sessions especially under covered shooting areas. Much much less noise fatigue than just using muffs and plugs…

    • Scott Wagner

      When you’re burning through 1k+ rounds a day killing prairie dogs, suppressors are extremely nice to have.

      • Ratcraft

        So is a 12 pack.

        • Scott Wagner

          And of the two, one prevents ear damage, and the other impairs judgement and shouldn’t be involved with guns *shrugs*

          • Ratcraft

            It’s not for the guns. They would get all sticky and rust. Hell, bet it would run right through them.

    • Warren Ellis

      The original reason suppressors were restricted was primarily due to fears of hunters using them to poach. This was back in the 1930s.

      Nowadays, it’s probably because people think Hollywood silencers are a real thing.

  • Malthrak

    I’d love to see the HPA pass, but this administration and congress can’t seem to pass…well…anything, and firearms freedoms appears almost nowhere on anyone’s actual agenda now that the campaign is over, even stuff that could be accomplished through EO’s at the stroke of a pen or through administrative changes in executive agencied like the ATF, that don’t require negotiating with anyone or between branches of government, have had zero movement or interest.

    With todays shooting of members of congress, I’d say the odds are even longer.

    Fingers crossed, but I’ll be shocked if it goes through anytime soon.

    • valorius

      They cant pass anything because they dont have 60 votes in the senate.

      • Malthrak

        They dug their own grave with obstructionism fair and square, but they arent even trying really either, not everything is gonna get fillibustered and not everything needs to go through congress, it’s not like we’ve even seen comment on the NFA WH petiton or any revocation of EO import bans or anything of the like either that could be revoked at will. Firearms freedoms are not an issue anyone in Washington cares to actually advance.

        • valorius

          Trump has signed tons of EOs to get around the fillibuster as much as possible, but there’s only so much you can do.

          The R’s have steadily advanced firearms freedoms all over America for decades man.

          • Malthrak

            Trump could toss out the Bush and Clinton era import bans, or Obama’s ban on former US weapons from Korea and imports form Russia, and more, at the stroke of a pen, he needs negotiate nothing with anyone for that. He can rescind those old EO’s and others at will, whenever he wants. Nobody can stop him. He hasn’t. He’s also the guy that came out in support for allowing Americans to be unknowingly put on lists and prevented from owning firearms, came right out and agreed with Hillary on it. The White House has a petition system, where if you get 100k signatures in 30 days they’re at least supposed to offer a response within 60 days. A petition to repeal the NFA reached over 260k signatures, and it’s at almost four months with no reply or comment. The ATF white paper from earlier this year by Associate Deputy Director
            Turk advising a substation reduction in regulations, an internal
            document from an executive agency under the Trump administration, has
            resulted in zero action or really even an acknowledgement that anyone ever even read it at the WH. We just haven’t seen any pro-2A action on the Trump front as yet.

            At the Federal level about all anyone will do is, at best, block some new infringements, or stand aside and allow sunset clauses to pass without renewal, but no more. Given the shooting that just occurred and the R’s reliable inability to even get just enough of their own people to agree on core platform items to pass a majority vote, the Fillibuster is a distant secondary concern at this point unfortunately, as neither congress nor the executive branch, both under R control, appear to be terribly interested in, or indeed even capable within their own party of doing, anything on the 2A front looking at their actual deeds thus far. The HPA is about the sum total of their efforts and even that’s a backburner fringe issue destined to eternally lie in committee, if the latest shooting doesn’t outright kill it.

            That’s not picking sides, left/right, red/blue, conservative/liberal, up/down, purple/green, etc, it’s just acknowledging the present reality of Washington for what it is. I hope things change and the HPA, and much more, goes through, the issue is that we’re not even near the stage where any theoretical D opposition would be relevant yet, the R’s haven’t done anything for them to oppose, not even the stuff they *can’t* be opposed on…

          • glenn cheney

            We have to get Jefferson Sessions fully in the saddle, FIRE ASSIT. DOJ ROSENSTEIN, THEN cancel S.P. MEULLER ….THEN we can address getting rid of cowardly deep state pos Turk.
            ATF AND TURK more concerned about dodging Cong. OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE questioning re: Holder/obummer ATF GUNS FOR CARTEL, ie:SINALOA vs. other cartels, which resulted in the death of a DEA Agent.
            He needs to go, ATF needs to be absorbed by FBI, hopefully that outfit can be regenerated in reputation.
            Lots of BIG CHIT blocking action on sniveling HPA.
            HPA eventually WILL BE PASSED, but priorities, such as just getting the old admin. purged so new admin. can function has dampened front burner priorities.
            I know more than I can say regarding key people, but, below A.G. Sessions, the bench is BOUGHT AND PAID FOR.
            YES…I have contact with DOJ.
            They know who I am.
            It is what it is.
            Pres. Trump must act. A.G. Sessions must lay down defending his honor, and concentrate upon defending America’s Constitution, and the Presidency.
            I could flush this commode in one afternoon, too many turds to go down the trap.
            Time for ROTOROOTER.

          • Malthrak

            None of these things are preventing Trump in any way from rescinding the Bush, Clinton and Obama bans, or forcing him to suppport “no fly no buy”, or from taking the good ideas from Turks paper (whatever else one thinks of him) and acting on them, or from commenting or acting on the NFA repeal petition that got 266k signatures. There are no obstacles in Trump’s path on those things. Mueller and Rosenstein have literally zilch to do with any of the above.

            As for Sessions, judging by his deeds thus far, appears to be paying zero attention to 2A issues and seems far more interested in going after marijuana, both recreational and medicinal, in states that have choosen to legalize it, than doing anything pro2A.

            These people really just aren’t the pro2A messiahs some have made them out to be, and D opposition and Mueller/Rosenstein is not what’s preventing action on most things. The R’s are simoly incapable or uninterested or both.

          • glenn cheney

            I’m not arguing your points. Alpha Agencies are running a mock covering their own asses, as the few at the top tend to whatever blaze has their attention.
            Too many slots unfilled. Tell you what, prepare a formal recap of the EO’s that could be overridden, and I will get it to a desk.
            We are basically on the same page, but, somehow, ERDOGAN, Turkey, Syria, The House of Saud, Qatar, NATO, N. Korea, Pentagon, RINO insurrection’s, Senate Rules, spats, 9th Circus, 4th b.s., has, as I’ve said, somehow have our guys and 2A distracted.
            Then there is deep state fanning Putin’s feathers.
            Let’s quantify the EO’s, and open another Petition, will we do some plumbing.
            I’m in. I’ve been trying before Nov. 2016.
            Again, not disagreeing with anything you’ve pointed out Sir.

          • glenn cheney

            I see my “reply” is awaiting TFB approval. So, if you can read my reply, kindly take under advisement.
            Others here have dug deeper than I on broaching the p word, political.
            I’ve addressed issues that go to criminality, not political.
            ATF needs an enema. Turk first, then their staff attorneys.
            Like I said, rotorooter time.

          • Malthrak

            Im all for rotorooter time to clear out everyone in DC, on both sides of the isle, none of them are particularly pro2A, sadly it wont happen any time soon 🙁

          • Kate K

            disagree. if we had 12 years instead of 8 years of federal court appointments from Democrats it is likely Heller would have been reversed or cut to nothing.

          • Malthrak

            What if’s and who knows…

            Does it happen to probably work out in the 2As favor? Yes. Do we know for sure? No. Was this really proactive 2A action? Not really. Are we seeing such anywhere as anything but sideshow? No.

            There’s more momentum to stand and do something on import bans and the NFA and carry reciprocity and other things than ever before aaaaaaaand it’s being wasted entirely.

          • valorius

            I don’t think Trump can throw out bans that were passed into law by congress.

            There are no ‘core platforms’ for the R’s, it is a conglomeration of many voting blocks. It is not a homogenous party. Neither is the D party.

          • Malthrak

            The import bans are EOs that can be rescinded by the sitting president at any time, no need to consult Congress. Trump can kill those bans at any time, but he hasn’t, and has given no indication he intends to or ever intended to.

            And sure, neither the R’s nor the D’s are homogenous voting blocks, absolutely true, but when you control all 3 branches of government and still cant get any major legislation through even just your own party after going on 6 months, well, it doesn’t bode well for the HPA 🙁

  • Gun Fu Guru

    I think the odds are getting negative after this morning’s shooting of Republican congressmen.

    • john huscio

      I’d say the odds are still good, just posponed.

    • valorius

      I think the odds are even better.

      • Gun Fu Guru

        You must be in the “we don’t negotiate with terrorist” camp.
        I’m in the “Congress doesn’t want gun control until they get attacked” group.

        • valorius

          We’re gonna find out.

        • Doug Simpson

          You actually think an event like this will suddenly turn pro-gun republicans into pro-gun control? What are you smoking?

          • Gun Fu Guru

            The good stuff. I’ll pass it to the left.
            And not necessarily. They will probably pull back on easing up the regulations.

          • Kate K

            they won’t pull back

          • Gun Fu Guru

            As long as they pull out.

  • Joshua Graham

    You wrote this article too soon. After this morning’s event they canceled a hearing on the HPA. Probably won’t happen.

    • I’m afraid I’ll have to pass on the hyperventilating here, since it’s not exactly shocking that a bunch of committee meetings might get canceled when one of the main committee members literally got shot earlier in the day.

  • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

    As annoying as it is when the other side sneaks legislation you dont like in with other more reasonable proposals, it sure is a handy when its on your side.

  • AZgunner

    I thought you guys won’t cover politics?

  • Ark

    With the upcoming hearings canceled due to congresspeople getting shot at, I think we can call the HPA dead.

    Don’t look for gun-friendly legislation when a guy with a rifle just tried to take out a baseball team’s worth of Republicans.

    • valorius

      I think it will lead to even more push from the r’s for pro gun legislation. One of the congress critters there today stated, “I’ll never go anywhere without a gun again.”

    • Doug Simpson

      The shootings have nothing to do with the HPA. You’re reaching.

      • FarmerB

        No, there is already commentary on the Washington Post site talking about the fact that if this guy could use a silencer then a lot more people would be shot. There are a lot of people who,will try to link it.

        • CountryBoy

          Consider the source. The Washington Post?

          • FarmerB

            Doesn’t matter. The point is that people will make those comments linking the two, and if ever the HPA comes up for debate, you can be damned sure people will make comments like that – which might sway some votes.

          • Kate K

            It does matter. Look at Washington post comments section on any gun or gun control story excepting Volohk where people then to have to use facts). 90% are for total bans.
            If the shooter had used a knife instead of a gun the same number of people would be saying to kill HPA, it is irrelevent.

          • FarmerB

            Well, anything negative doesn’t help. It’s not the rabid 90% commentators on the WP that we need to worry about – they want to ban everything. But I would maintain it’s that those people use these arguments to sway to great “on the fence” masses. Similar to the use of the terms “Saturday Night Specials”, “junk guns” and Assault rifles.

  • inchang

    Hoping Hawaii would at LEAST legalize it for hunting

    • valorius

      Hawaii is anti gun as fk. i couldnt believe what i just had to go through here just to bring my LCP to the state.

      • inchang

        Yeah supposedly a few years ago the state legalized CCW permits but every single civilian who applied got rejected. My friend’s brother who’s currently in training to become a LEO was told that CCW is illegal, which is very fishy or no one has realized that CCW applications are now available. As far as I’m concerned with current laws in hawaii, at least we can get 30 round mags and all the other muzzle device/pistol grip/collapsing stock goodies for our AR and AK or whatever, which is a plus compared to California.

        • valorius

          I was told by the cops here that any mag over 10rds was illegal.

          • inchang

            That’s also true, but that only applies for anything that uses handgun magazines. The worst part about handguns is that you cant own a AR or AK pistol because it apparently falls under “Assault Pistols”
            Thank goodness I did research on the gun laws before I actually try building a AR pistol.
            So if you want a smaller package in a rifle caliber, then bullpups are your best bet or just suck it up and stick with the regular rifle.
            I’ve been wanting to build a semiauto Sterling smg but it’s impossible to get 10 round mags for those

            All and all, at least we can still have 30 round mags for rifles

  • Good news for Texans– last month Hizzoner The Guvner signed HB1819 into law, which modifies Texas Penal Code §46.05 to remove language prohibiting possession of silencers unless they’re registered under the NFA and replace it with language specifically allowing silencers as long as they’re legal under federal law. That means that if Congressional Republicans can stop acting like Democrats long enough to actually get the grawlixing HPA passed, we’re good to go (quietly); the revisions– which take effect September 1st– also make perfectly clear that non-NFA ~~firearms~~ like the Mossberg Shockwave aren’t prohibited. They never actually were prohibited, mind you, since TPC Section 46 doesn’t actually define “shotgun” and thus the prohibition of unregistered <18" shotguns doesn't apply to ~~firearms~~, but for some reason most retailers seem to have got it into their heads that OMG SHOCKWAVE = ILLEGALZ!!1! even though Mossberg makes the Shockwave in Eagle Pass, TX.

  • valorius

    The hearing got cancelled due to the latest democrat inspired domestic terror attack on Congress today.

    • 22winmag

      That’s one way to cancel the beginning of debate on sweeping gun, suppressor, and outdoors issues.

  • 22winmag

    Just replace “law abiding citizen” with “If you haven’t been bulldozed by the criminal justice system, you too can own a suppressor.”

  • GR Arnold

    It’s better than nothing but if you ask me the NIICS and serialization only adds to the pre-existing paranoid communist bullshit that has kept the NFA in place long after it served it’s purpose in the first place. Serialize every part; BULLSHIT !!! More proof it’s all about domination and control folks … DOMINATION and CONTROL.

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  • Rogertc1

    Map is Wrong. Iowa made them legal this year.

    Hopefully the ATF won’t be involved with mufflers before I die.

  • Blue Centurion

    Gawd… I’ve been waiting over 11 months for my form 1 trust to go through. Getting the cans off the registry would be a god send to everyone as far as wait times are concerned.

  • BR549

    If the anti-gun people are so quick to restrict suppression, how do they reason that quieting automobile exhausts doesn’t provide those ISIS morons a better opportunity to run down unwary people on the street?

  • Scott Goofus

    It’ll never pass. The do-nothings in Congress will make sure of it. Watch them dither this golden opportunity away, and the pendulum will swing, as it always does, in the other direction. Folks, get your cans NOW. The DEMONcRATS will be back, mark my words, and they will enact the most restrictive laws we have ever seen. Buy what you can afford now – guns, ammo, cans, gear … and think about what you’ll do when the Marxists come after it all. As I’ve said before, for me personally … it’s Molon Labe time. But if you think that these clowns in Congress are going to pass HPA when they refuse to pass their own agenda? It’s not going to happen. Wake up and smell the coffee. They are expending 100% of their efforts trying to destroy Donald Trump and don’t care one whit about getting anything else done. You want evidence that they are———–extraordinaire who don’t have our backs? A leftwing psycho gunmen, just doing what the Democrats have encouraged, aided and abetted, tries to murder a baseball field of Republican Congressmen, and the Republicans go rushing to find the first DEMONcRATS they can to hug them and sing kumbaya. Surrender time! Your followers are attacking Republicans with violence across the entire nation at your behest and just tried to murder us, now come gives us a little hug. THESE are the kinds of representatives you think have the courage to pass HPA. Right.

  • Dietrich

    If this passes, hopefully short barreled rifles will be dropped from NFA next.

  • ft

    As you can see, Ma. is still one of the few states that is totally ass backwards in its lawmakers thinking about ANYTHING firearms related.
    Our state law makers are mostly a bunch of jerks. Personally I wish they were in Alexandria playing ball this week. They are so ignorant and afraid of ANY firearms and won’t ever pass any legislation like this because they just KNOW, because of their “superior intelligence”, that all lawful, licensed, background checked, vetted gun owners are really killers just waiting to strike at innocent people. Of course if this was true, then MA. wouldn’t have any more liberal stupid state law makers.
    I see where this incident made some Dems cross the line and decide that just maybe being armed wasn’t such a bad idea after all. When I was in Vietnam, I noticed that there was almost no racial problems among the troops between black and white when we were all in the deep stuff together. Everyone came together and fought to protect and care for each other.
    They watched out for their brothers, of all colors. More dems and republicans maybe need to get shot at more often. It seems to wake them up to reality and realize that the good guys with the guns are NOT the problem. After all, it was a good guy with a gun that captured the two escaped killers who killed the two prison correctional officers.

  • Chaz Spaulding

    SBRs also. Please.

  • K.D.

    Get ready to have a let down nothing is going to happen we have a president that will sign anything that is brought to him. But we only have the house and senate which they could not pass anything the republicans are a huge cluster the Democratic Party can do nothing about anything but they still control it all because the Republican Party is a joke.

  • Samson Dane

    Need to up date the map. Suppressors have been legal in Iowa for a year now.
    As for the Republicians actually doing something worthwhile, highly doubtful! No faith in the RINO’s what so ever. They are too afraid to do anything that they might get “bad” press from the media & dem’s.