Josh Gerlernter has a great article at National Review Online on one piece of commonsense gun legislation President-elect Donald Trump should get behind - making it easier to purchase suppressors. Gerlernter writes about an interview that Donald Trump Jr. gave to SilencerCo where the Jr. Trump pointed out how laws banning suppressors are a great example of laws written by people who don't know what they are talking about. Trump said when he shoots in Europe the guns most likely include a suppressor. That's because European countries understand the safety value of this firearm accessory. For instance, according to Gerlernter, a Glock 17 without a suppressor registers 160 decibels, which is 10 decibels more than a jet take off at 25 yards, a sound that can rupture your ear drums.
Because gun owners stood with Donald Trump, we should make sure our rights are among the top priorities of the new administration. Gun owners have a unique opportunity to see some of the biggest gains for our rights if the new president and congress will make these a priority over the next two years. First on the list should be passage of the Hearing Protection Act. If it is good enough for Europe, it's good enough for the U.S.