NRA Makes Federal Bill on Gun Silencers a Priority

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The National Rifle Association, which typically uses arguments based on the Second Amendment and personal security, is calling legislation that would make it easier to buy gun silencers a public health issue. The group’s campaign includes rebranding silencers as “suppressors” because they don’t completely silence the sound of gunfire. Silencers reduce the average firearm noise from 165 decibels to below the potentially dangerous level of 140 decibels. “The Hearing Protection Act” is the gun lobby’s priority in . . .

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