Second Amendment supporters have reason to be optimistic. There are numerous initiatives on their way to becoming law that will help shore up the constitutional foundations. One of the first is the Hearing Protection Act (HPA), a bill designed to remove sound suppressors from the National Firearms Act.
One of the biggest supporters of legalizing suppressors is SincerCo, arguably the nations most innovative suppressor company. And it appears that they may have an inside track with the new Trump administration.
The Truth About Guns is reporting that SilencerCo CEO Josh Waldron has been invited to the inauguration. Waldron has openly bragged about his support for Trump, and notes that Trump’s sons, Eric and Donald Jr., both own SilencerCo suppressors.
Silencerco published the following on their facebook page:
SilencerCo CEO Josh Waldron is honored to be a part of the momentous occasion of President-elect Donald J. Trump’s inauguration on January 20th. SilencerCo’s early and enthusiastic support of the incoming Republican administration is directly related to its ideological alignment with Josh’s and SilencerCo’s pro 2nd Amendment beliefs.
In addition to running a wildly successful suppressor company, Waldron is also a key supporter of removing the stigmas that surround the “silencer.” He is a founder of the American Suppressor Association (ASA). The group combines the efforts of numerous companies united in finding a way to simply the process by which Americans can buy and own suppressors.
Because of the mythical noise canceling powers suppressors are imbued with in Hollywood films, there is a misconception about the actual noise reduction suppressors are capable of. As a result, many feel like silencers–as the name would imply–silence a gun, making shooting undetectable.
The reality is far less 007, and much more hearing safe. Noise levels can be brought down significantly, which increases safety as the noise is less damaging to the shooter’s ears.
The legislation, which would have stood no chance during a democratic administration, is thought to have the support necessary for passage.