News and Event Updates

KG Made Silencer Shoot

Come join us on Aug. 28th at Cecil M. Webb shooting range from 10am to 2pm. Try your hand at shooting some of the finest silencers available!

 

Bass Pro Shops Stocking Silencers?

Sharp eyed TFB reader “RB” spotted an Instagram post showing SilencerCo suppressors and accessories on display at a Bass Pro Shop location. The original posting picture, ironically enough, was made by The Farm Gun Works, a firearms dealer in Naples, Florida specializing in the sale and transfer of NFA regulated items such as silencers. According to Bass Pro staff at the Estero, FL location, there are 6 locations that have begun carrying silencers (updated below to 10 stores nation wide via Capitol Armory).

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Pro-Second Amendment Judge Joins U.S. Supreme Court

On Friday, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Neil M. Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch’s nomination was heavily backed by the NRA, both because of the pro-Second Amendment views expressed in his judicial writings and his originalist approach to jurisprudence. Justice Antonin Scalia exemplified originalism in his landmark Heller opinion in 2008 that recognized the Second Amendment protects an individual right grounded in the principle of self-defense.

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Subway, Eat Lead

Police in Acworth, GA received a call reporting an attempted robbery and self defense shooting from the Subway located at 3305 Acworth Oaks Drive, near Baker Road.

An employee performing maintenance at the restaurant shot the would-be robber in the chest. The injured robber ran out of the restaurant and, minutes later, Kennesaw police received another call about a man having been shot.

The robber was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital and underwent surgery. He is expected to survive and will be taken into custody upon discharge from the hospital. He will then be charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

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Congress Needs to Hear from You Regarding the Hearing Protection Act of 2017

On Monday, January 9th, Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID), joined by co-sponsors Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Rand Paul (R-KY) – introduced S. 59, the Hearing Protection Act of 2017 (HPA). Similar legislation was introduced in the House by Reps. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and John Carter (R-TX) – along with 42 co-sponsors – as H.R. 367.

The HPA would remove sound suppressors from regulation under the National Firearms Act (NFA) and treat them as ordinary firearms under the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA). As with other firearms, commercial manufacturers, dealers, and importers would still have to be licensed, and the items’ retail sales would be subject to the GCA’s background check and transfer form requirements.

Currently, suppressors (misleadingly referred to as “silencers” in federal law) are subject to the NFA’s cumbersome and lengthy application process (about 6 to 12 months) and a $200 tax stamp. This is so, even though the devices themselves are completely harmless and very rarely used in crime.

Like a muffler on an automobile, suppressors reduce the muzzle report of the firearm to which they are attached, protecting the hearing of the firearm’s operator and reducing noise and disturbance to those nearby. Recoil is also dampened.

Suppressors have soared in popularity in recent years, as more and more hunters and firearm owners have discovered their benefits. Private ownership is legal in 42 states, and they are lawful for hunting in 40 of those states.

Contact your U.S. senators and congressional representative now. Let them hear from you on this legislation to protect your Second Amendment right via the NRA Write Your Reps tool or use the Congressional switchboard at (202) 224-3121.

 

Free Webinar on California’s new “Assault Weapon” Regulations

On December 30th 2016, the California Department of Justice (DOJ) filed new regulations  for “assault weapons” as a result of AB 1135 and SB 880 which were signed into law last July. The NRA and CRPA’s legal team is currently preparing legal challenges to these regulations and will be bringing challenges to the other bills in the near future.

In the meantime, we have put together a free webinar that will allow you to better understand the impact of the regulations. 

Join NRA and CPRA on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm (PT) for a live webinar that will cover the new “assault weapon” regulations and help gun owners better understand what they are and how they will be impacted.  In this webinar we will discuss and explain: 

  • New definitions of terms contained in the “assault weapon” regulations, including the definitions for “disassembly of the firearm action” and “permanently attached to“;
  • Requirements for registering an “assault weapon” under the new regulations; 
  • Impact of the proposed regulations on newly designed magazine release systems marketed as compliant with the new law;
  • Impact of the proposed regulations on shotguns and other firearms not classified as “rifles” or “pistols;”
  • Requirements for jointly registering a newly classified “assault weapon” with a spouse or other family member;
  • Impact of the proposed regulations on firearms manufactured from 80% receivers or otherwise lacking a serial number;
  • Whether a gun owner can remove a bullet button from their firearm after it has been registered as an “assault weapon“; and
  • Legal Challenges.

Featured Speakers:

     C.D. Michel | Senior Counsel; Michel & Associates 

     Joseph Silvoso | Attorney; Michel & Associates  

Online pre-registration is required to participate in the live webinar. Space is limited. After the live presentation, the webinar will be visible at www.crpa.org/webinars.

Register today!