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Oklahoma: Suppressor Bill Unanimously Passes Out of Committee

Discussion in 'NFA & Class III Discussion' started by RugersGR8, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. RugersGR8

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    https://www.nraila.org/articles/20160219/oklahoma-suppressor-bill-unanimously-passes-out-of-committee
    Oklahoma: Suppressor Bill Unanimously Passes Out of Committee

    Yesterday, February 18, House Bill 2637 unanimously passed out of the House Wildlife Committee. HB 2637, introduced by state Representative Kevin Wallace (R-32), would make it legal for Oklahomans to hunt with a suppressor on both public and private land. HB 2637 is now awaiting a vote by the full House of Representatives. Please contact your state Representative TODAY and politely urge them to support House Bill 2637.

    Under current Oklahoma law, it is legal to hunt with a suppressor on private property so long as the hunter has permission from the landowner and lawfully possesses the suppressor in compliance with the National Firearms Act (NFA). HB 2637 would revise current law and allow Oklahomans the freedom to hunt with suppressors on both public and private land.

    In recent years, the use of suppressors has seen significant growth as more shooters and sportsmen learn of their benefits. Evidence has shown that the use of suppressors fosters a safer and more enjoyable shooting and hunting experience for the following reasons:

    *Suppressors protect against permanent hearing loss, one of the most commonly experienced hunting-related injuries, by decreasing the decibel level associated with muzzle blast;

    *Suppressors increase shot accuracy by reducing noise and felt recoil, thereby mitigating trigger flinch and resulting in a more humane taking of game;

    *Suppressors mitigate many of the hindrances associated with introducing newer generations to hunting, thereby helping to ensure the propagation of Oklahoma’s rich hunting heritage; and

    *Suppressors benefit wildlife populations by decreasing stress and behavioral changes resulting from loud, widely audible firearm report.

    Law-abiding Oklahomans should not be restricted to private lands when using a suppressor while hunting. Once again, please contact your state Representative and politely urge them to support HB 2637.


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  3. Jack T.

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    Good deal.

    What ever happened to the National "save my hearing" bill before congress?
     
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    Tied up in typical Congress-like mire - doing nothing, I'm sure.
     
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    Any updates on this? Couldn't find any.


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  7. RugersGR8

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    Just got the NRA-ILA e-mail on this and I am passing it along:


    https://www.nraila.org/articles/20160308/oklahoma-suppressor-bill-to-be-considered-on-house-floor-tomorrow
    Oklahoma: Suppressor Bill to be Considered on House Floor Tomorrow
    TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016

    As previously reported, the House Wildlife Committee unanimously passed House Bill 2637. HB 2637 would make it legal for Oklahomans to hunt with a suppressor on both public and private land. HB 2637 is up for consideration by the full House of Representatives tomorrow. Please contact your state Representative TODAY and politely urge him or her to support House Bill 2637. Please click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Representative!

    Under current Oklahoma law, it is only legal for Oklahomans to hunt with a suppressor as long as they are on private property with permission from the landowner. In recent years, the use of suppressors has seen significant growth as more shooters and sportsmen learn of their benefits. HB 2637 would revise current law and allow Oklahomans the freedom to hunt with suppressors on both public and private land.

    Sound suppressors attached to firearms are an additional tool available to help protect the shooter’s hearing, reduce noise complaints by surrounding residents, as well as increase accuracy and safety. They should not be restricted to use only on private land. Once again, please contact your state Representative and politely urge them to support HB 2637. Click the “Take Action” button above to contact your state Representative!


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    Well that's pretty awesome. Honestly didn't expect it to pass...
     
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    Wow, that's great!
     

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