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H.R. 367 Hearing Protection Act
« on: February 12, 2018, 04:17:41 PM »

A draft bill has been written to eliminate the $200 tax on supressors and to make their possession legal without additional regulation.  If this bill becomes law, would that affect CT law concerning threaded barrels?



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Re: H.R. 367 Hearing Protection Act
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 04:48:02 PM »
It would not unfortunately.

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Re: H.R. 367 Hearing Protection Act
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 05:39:29 PM »
If for some unbelievable reason, the HPA was to become law, there are plenty of options.  Silver soldering a tri-lug on a pistol barrel comes to mind first.  And since manually operated rifles are GTG, and threads on the muzzle of a semi auto rifle are no longer a banned feature, I don't see there being a major obstacle in CT. Add to that pre-ban guns of all kinds, and registered AWs.  Its all good! 
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Re: H.R. 367 Hearing Protection Act
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 06:00:09 PM »
If you haven't seen the Bond Arms quick disconnect silencer check this out starting at 1:30




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Re: H.R. 367 Hearing Protection Act
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 09:02:08 PM »
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A draft bill has been written to eliminate the $200 tax on suppressors and to make their possession legal without additional regulation.  If this bill becomes law, would that affect CT law concerning threaded barrels?

AFAIK ... It wouldn't affect the threaded barrels as that's separate.  Suppressors aren't called out or illegal in CT.  The change for us wouldbe  the $200.  Still couldn't have threaded barrels (unless preban)
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Re: H.R. 367 Hearing Protection Act
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 10:50:09 PM »
For .22s there is the Gemtech Quad-Lug.

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Re: H.R. 367 Hearing Protection Act
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 01:48:22 AM »
Though Madsmith makes silencers for barrels without threads too?
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Re: H.R. 367 Hearing Protection Act
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 12:57:17 PM »
True - I think they're also based on a lug system.  But for a .22 it's hard to beat Gemtech's mass production. 

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Re: H.R. 367 Hearing Protection Act
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2018, 02:09:26 PM »
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AFAIK ... It wouldn't affect the threaded barrels as that's separate.  Suppressors aren't called out or illegal in CT.  The change for us wouldbe  the $200.  Still couldn't have threaded barrels (unless preban)
CT state laws say that  sawed-off shotgun or silencer are not legal unless you have a permit. So if silencers are removed from the NFA and you no longer get a form 4 you will not have a permit. CT law will have to be changed to reflect the change to federal law.

Sec. 53a-211. Possession of a sawed-off shotgun or silencer: Class D felony.

Sec. 53a-211. Possession of a sawed-off shotgun or silencer: Class D felony. (a) A person is guilty of possession of a sawed-off shotgun or a silencer when he owns, controls or possesses any sawed-off shotgun that has a barrel of less than eighteen inches or an overall length of less than twenty-six inches or when he owns, controls or possesses any silencer designed to muffle the noise of a firearm during discharge.

(b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to persons, firms, corporations or museums licensed or otherwise permitted by federal or state law to possess, control or own sawed-off shotguns or silencers.

(c) Possession of a sawed-off shotgun or a silencer is a class D felony.

(P.A. 76-45; P.A. 80-244.)

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Re: H.R. 367 Hearing Protection Act
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2018, 02:11:58 PM »
still enough preban firearms out there......   ;D  Frack i wish this would pass
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Re: H.R. 367 Hearing Protection Act
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2018, 02:58:01 PM »
Presumably Silencers will still be regulated as "firearms" Federally.  So if you have a CT permit to possess a firearms (like a Pistol Permit) you will have a State permit to possess a Silencer. 

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CT state laws say that  sawed-off shotgun or silencer are not legal unless you have a permit. So if silencers are removed from the NFA and you no longer get a form 4 you will not have a permit. CT law will have to be changed to reflect the change to federal law.

Sec. 53a-211. Possession of a sawed-off shotgun or silencer: Class D felony.

Sec. 53a-211. Possession of a sawed-off shotgun or silencer: Class D felony. (a) A person is guilty of possession of a sawed-off shotgun or a silencer when he owns, controls or possesses any sawed-off shotgun that has a barrel of less than eighteen inches or an overall length of less than twenty-six inches or when he owns, controls or possesses any silencer designed to muffle the noise of a firearm during discharge.

(b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to persons, firms, corporations or museums licensed or otherwise permitted by federal or state law to possess, control or own sawed-off shotguns or silencers.

(c) Possession of a sawed-off shotgun or a silencer is a class D felony.

(P.A. 76-45; P.A. 80-244.)