Friday, July 7, 2017

The Best Silencer Deregulatory Bill Ever! The SHUSH Act Introduced!

Maybe it occurred to you, but it never really occurred to me, until now, that suppressors should be treated as firearm accessories — not as firearms and certainly not as NFA items.  The Silencers Helping Us Save Hearing Act, S.1505, would do just that.

Introduced by Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) last week the SHUSH Act would eliminate ALL the federal regulations covering the possession, purchase, transfer, etc. of suppressors!
That would be huge!  That would be even better than the Hearing Protection Act (HPA)!


  1. My friends from the UK tell me that the use of sound suppressors on rifles (and maybe shotguns too) is actively encouraged over there. Might even be mandatory in some places, but I'm not sure about that.

    Many of them wondered who in their right mind would be against taming a loud BAM into a smaller pow.

    I've heard them used on 308s, and the sound was reduced from something that can be heard about 5 or 6 city blocks away down to something that can only be heard about 1/2 city block away.

    Silent? Only in James Bond movies, and the imagination of the media.

    Bearable? Definitely

    I know you can load subsonic and reduce the sound a great deal more, but the average Joe isn't going to bother.
    Anyway, so you could do something like make a class of unrestricted ones that are less effective than the restricted ones.

    I probably won't get one even if they are all made unrestricted, but it ticks me off that something like this is even restricted in the first place

    - Charlie

    1. it ticks me off that something like this is even restricted in the first place

      Precisely! Just like they allow bottles on Emerald Isle Beach to which many reply why? Why, because they have never had a problem with them so they haven't banned them! What a novel idea1! :)