On October 22, the Hearing Protection Act was introduced. This piece of legislation is aimed at removing silencers from the NFA and instead having their transfer go through a traditional ATF Form 4473 - the same way you would purchase a rifle. What does this mean for the general public? No $200 tax stamp. No excessive wait times. No fingerprint cards, passport photos, or Chief Law Enforcement Officer signature. No NFA trusts. A simple process, just like when you purchase most firearms through a dealer.
Citizens should not be taxed for trying to protect their hearing while exercising their Second Amendment rights. The Hearing Protection Act also includes a provision for all people who purchase a silencer between the time the bill is introduced until the day it passes - should you purchase a silencer during that time, you will receive a $200 tax credit to cover the cost of any new silencer tax stamps you pay for.
SilencerCo and all supporters of the bill realize that this is a long-term effort and will not be something that happens overnight. With the help of people like you, we will gain momentum and educate both the general public and lawmakers as to the true nature of silencers.