WBTW: SC Congressman Aims to Ease Gun Suppressor Restrictions

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A Congressman from the Upstate wants to make it easier to buy sound suppressors for firearms, sometimes called silencers. Representative Jeff Duncan (R) – along with Representative John Carter from Texas – says the Duncan-Carter Hearing Protection Act is to protect a shooter’s hearing…

…Duncan’s bill would only require buyers to pass a National Instant Criminal Background Check. That’s the same one used to purchase a firearm. The bill removes suppressors from the scope of the National Firearms Act (NFA).

“I’ve been shooting since I was a young child – beginning with plinking with a .22 rifle and dove hunting with my Dad. My hearing has been damaged because of gun noise,” Duncan said in a release. “Had I had access to a suppressor, it may have protected me, as well as millions of other Americans, from this sort of hearing loss. This is a health issue even recognized in Europe. It just doesn’t make any sense to regulate suppressors the way we do presently.”

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