Suppressors & Steel

The Sound of Silence vs the Strength of Steel – Shooting suppressed rifles with steel targets provide a comfortable platform with instant feedback of a hit/miss. In this video we look at 9mm, 45ACP and 5.56×45, comparing supersonic ammo to subsonic ammo as well as suppressed vs unsuppressed. Special Guest, Lil’ Red Danger.

Illegally Sell Suppressors, Go To Jail

An East Palestine man may find out this week if he’ll be going to prison after federal agents say they caught him with unregistered firearm silencers for a second time in two years.

According to court documents, Brent See was arrested on August 12 after a search of his Bacon Avenue office and machine shop turned up 196 silencers.

Three more of the devices were confiscated during an earlier visit by See’s probation officer, according to investigators.

An affidavit filed by an agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says that See told investigators that he has been making the devices for more than a year, then selling them on eBay for $50 to $80 apiece.

Although See calls the devices “muzzle breaks”, the ATF classifies them as unregistered silencers, bearing no serial numbers.

According to the ATF, a silencer is any device for silencing, muffling, or diminishing the report of a firearm.

See does not have a license to manufacture silencers according to the government.

See is still on probation from a 2014 conviction for possessing unregistered firearms after he sold an ATF undercover agent three kits that could be assembled to make a device used to diminish the report of a firearm.

During that investigation, agents from the U.S. Postal Service and ATF searched See’s Signal Road home in Fairfield Township.

In December 2014, See was sentenced to six months electronically monitored house arrest and placed on probation for five years.

A probation revocation hearing stemming from the current investigation was held last week in U.S. District Court in Akron.

A detention hearing for See is set for Wednesday.


Louder Calls For Silencers

As the governor of Iowa prepares to sign a law allowing suppressor ownership in the state, gun rights groups are working to remove several federal restrictions related to the purchase and ownership of suppressors.

In Iowa, Gov. Terry Branstad is scheduled to sign House File 2279 into law at Brownell’s headquarters in Grinnel, according to this story from The state Senate passed the bill on March 17 to allow the legal sale, use, and possession of firearm suppressors. It also provides penalties in addition to regulations. Currently, cans are illegal in the state.

Nationally, the Hearing Protection Act would exempt suppressors from the National Firearms Act of 1934, a law that also regulates short-barreled rifles, stocked pistols, fully automatic firearms, and other devices. Currently, if you want to buy a suppressor, you must pay for a $200 tax stamp and wait several months for the ATF to process the extensive paperwork and background checks on the item before purchase is allowed.

This story from the Free Beacon says a coalition of gun rights groups, including the NRA and NSSF, are making the bill a top priority for 2016, along with SilencerCo, a leading suppressor manufacturer.

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