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Suppressor Easy to Buy? A Look at the Hearing Protection Act

Less Suppressor Restriction?

The Hearing Protection Act (H.R.367) has been proposed by Reps. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and John Carter (R-Texas) on Monday.  The act will effectively end all tax stamps for suppressors (silencers) sold.  The act will also allow suppressors to be sold the same as long guns.  In other words, if you are able to buy a rifle, you’ll be able to buy a suppressor.  If passed, it will end the months-long waiting period, fingerprinting, taxes, ATF form 4473, chief law enforcement signature and other obstacles.   Continue reading Suppressor Easy to Buy? A Look at the Hearing Protection Act

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Is Body Armor Legal for Civilian Use?

Civilian Body Armor Legal?

Is body armor legal for regular people?  Ballistic body armor has had a certain stigma surrounding it for a long time as an item only military and law enforcement are able to obtain.  Some people wonder “Why would you even want body armor?”.
The truth is, you are more likely to be struck by lightning than be attacked by an active shooter, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen.  Just ask anyone from Ohio State University, Orlando, San Bernardino, Colorado Springs, Roseburg, Chattanooga, Charleston, Isla Vista, Ft. Hood, Aurora and too many others to list them all. Continue reading Is Body Armor Legal for Civilian Use?

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Active Shooter Situation – What Do You Do Now?

Active shooter situations are terrifying.  This short article is not meant to inspire fear or paranoia,  but simple guidelines for any emergency.  These tips will help you be more aware of everyday life so you can be prepared.

– Situational Awareness –

Situational awarenessBeing ready for an active shooter situation means being aware of your surroundings at all times.
The US Coast Guard defines situational awareness as “The ability to identify, process and comprehend the critical elements of information about what is happening … More simply, it’s knowing what is going on around you”.

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