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Mike Lee introduces new bill this week to eliminate ALL Federal regulations on suppressors
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Firearms suppressors are currently regulated like fully-automatic machine guns, meaning only a select few are allowed to own these safety devices. A bill currently being considered in Congress, the Hearing Protection Act, would eliminate the $200 Federal tax on suppressors and instead regulate them as firearms.

That’s good, but Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee has a better idea.

He and Idaho Republican Senator Mike Crapo introduced legislation this week to completely eliminate all Federal regulations on suppressors.

Can you hear us now?

Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced the Silencers Helping Us Save Hearing Act of 2017, Thursday, a bill that would ensure the elimination of all federal regulations of suppressors.

“Suppressors can make shooting safer for the millions of hunters and sportsmen that exercise their constitutional right to use firearms every year,” Sen. Lee said. “The current process for obtaining a suppressor is far too expensive and burdensome. Our bill would remove these unnecessary federal regulations and make it easier for firearms users to protect themselves.

“By properly classifying suppressors as a firearm accessory, our bill would allow sportsmen to have better access to hearing protection and preserve the hearing of sportsmen, gun owners and those who live near shooting ranges,” Sen. Crapo said.

The bill doesn’t remove just Federal regulations.  It invalidates nearly all state or local laws against owning, possessing or using a suppressor.

(A) law of a State or a olitical subdivision of a State that, as a condition of lawfully making, transferring, using, possessing, or transporting a firearm silencer in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, imposes a tax on any such conduct, or marking, recordkeeping, or registration requirement with respect to the firearm silencer, shall have no force or effect,” the bill reads.


Cumberpeople rejoice! Benedict Cumberbatch will be coming to Asia!

The “Sherlock” star will be coming to Malaysia to host the 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards in Kuala Lumpur on March 26.

Here are excerpts from the press release about it:
He said: “I am a big sports enthusiast and I am delighted to be able to host such an important event in the sporting year. I have seen the names of all the great sportsmen and women who have been nominated for the Laureus Awards this year and, although I played a great detective in Sherlock, I have to confess I have no idea who is going to win. They all seem to have achieved so much. But it will be great to be part of such a special event.”
A great supporter of charities, Cumberbatch is an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust which aims to help disadvantaged young people in the United Kingdom. After playing scientist Stephen Hawking in the TV production of Hawking in 2004, he has been an active supporter and patron of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

The 15th Laureus World Sports Awards, which recognise sporting achievement during the calendar year 2013, is the premier honours event on the international sporting calendar. The winners, as voted by the Laureus World Sports Academy, the ultimate sports jury, made up of 46 of the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen of all time, will be unveiled at a globally televised Awards Ceremony staged at Istana Budaya in Kuala Lumpur on the evening of Wednesday, March 26.

Proceeds from the Laureus World Sports Awards directly benefit and underpin the work of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, which supports more than 140 community sports projects in 34 countries. Since its inception, Laureus has raised over €60 million for projects which have improved the lives of millions of young people.

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