This is SUCH BULLSHIT!!! The NRA and it's Republican puppets want to make silencers legal to protect our hearing. WEAR HEARING PROTECTION, FOOLS !!!
Oh, and they call them "suppressors," not "silencers."
Hearing Protection Act of 2015
Introduced in House (10/22/2015)
This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) eliminate the $200 transfer tax on firearm silencers, and (2) treat any person who acquires or possesses a firearm silencer as meeting any registration or licensing requirements of the National Firearms Act with respect to such silencer. Any person who pays a tax on a silencer after October 22, 2015 may receive a refund of such tax.
The bill amends the federal criminal code to preempt state or local laws that tax or regulate firearm silencers.