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Iowa: Hearing Protection Act to be Considered by Full Committee Tomorrow, Your Action Needed!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Iowa: Hearing Protection Act to be Considered by Full Committee Tomorrow, Your Action Needed!

Today, House File 2279, the Hearing Protection Act unanimously passed the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee.  Tomorrow, HF 2279 is scheduled to be considered before the full Senate Judiciary Committee for a debate and vote at 1:00pm.  Please contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee immediately and politely urge them to SUPPORT HF 2279!  Please click the “Take Action” button below to contact the Committee members with your support!

As previously reported, HF 2279 would allow for the sale, use and possession of firearm suppressors in Iowa.  The fact is that Iowa is way behind other states in allowing the possession and use of suppressors.  Forty-one states allow possession of suppressors, while thirty-seven of those states allow for their use while hunting.

Suppressors help increase accuracy by reducing felt recoil and shot “flinch.”  Beginners to shooting sports adhere to a quicker learning curve on average because the muffled sound equates to increased focus and concentration on proper shooting mechanics.  Most importantly, suppressors reduce shooters’ risk of hearing damage, which can occur when discharging a firearm without the proper hearing protection.  In addition, suppressors can help reduce noise complaints from neighbors, particularly in more densely populated areas. 

With your help, suppressors could become legal in The Hawkeye State.  Once again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in SUPPORT of House File 2279!

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