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'F' Stands for Fail:
Washington Post Flip-Flops on Suppressors

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his past spring, The Washington Post-
in one of its rare reversions to journalism-issued a fact check that handed
Americans for Responsible Solutions and Sen.
Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., three Pinocchios
for overstating the noise-canceling
properties of firearm suppressors. "There is little that's quiet
about a firearm with a silencer,
unless one also thinks a jackhammer is quiet," the report
concluded.
The context was the
debate over the Hearing
Protection Act (HPA). This bill
would treat suppressors as if
they were ordinary firearms for
federal regulatory purposes.
And while they do decrease the
report of firearms, they do not, as the fact
check accurately reported, render them anywhere near "silent."
Who could possibly argue with technology
that can reduce hearing loss associated with
firearm use? Certainly not the Post, which in
its March 20 fact check stated, "We obviously
take no position on whether this proposed
law would be good or bad."
Yet even after reporting the fact check,
the paper did a 180-degree turn and editorialized against the bill. The HPA, it claimed,
would repeal "one of the oldest and most
effective firearms controls on the books."
Effective how, exactly? Well, according to
the Post, "Silencers are almost never used in
murders and other crimes under the current
restrictive law, but certainly they would be

used in more crimes if there were more of
them in circulation."
The Post makes this outlandish claim
despite the fact that suppressor use in crime
hasn't perceptibly increased at all, even as
the number of suppressors legally owned
in America has nearly doubled in the
last three years. And if the HPA
were to become law, retail sales
through federally licensed
dealers would require a
background check, as with any
modern firearm.
The Post insists that
"Congress should tell the NRA
to go away and not come back
unless and until it has waged a
serious campaign to get recreational
shooters to take precautions."
Really, Washington Post? We invited you,
along with other news outlets, to come to
the NRA's headquarters to learn what sort
of safety precautions we teach people who
use firearms. These safety precautions are
posted on gunsafetyrules.nra.org, including
the admonition:
Wear eye and ear protection as
appropriate.
Guns are loud and the noise can cause
hearing damage.
But you refused our invitation, and you
didn't conduct even minimal research before
writing your hypocritical, flip-flopping editorial. In this case, you were right before you
were wrong. But while half-credit may be
good enough for your brand of journalism, it
still earns a failing grade from gun owners.

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IN MEMORY NRA-ILA CONTRIBUTIONS
May 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017

Louis J. Vallejo, Chualar, CA (from: William Nielsen); Glen Scheuneman, Hamburg, NY (from: Hamburg Rod & Gun Club Inc.); Richard "Dick" A. Hill,
Vacaville, CA (from: Fred Davis); Dale Jerabek, Silver Lake, MN (from: Mark Reese); Allen D. Thies, Columbia Heights, MN (from: Mark Reese).

ILA CONTRIBUTIONS

(The following have contributed $1,000.00 or more to the NRA Institute for Legislative Action: May 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017)
Patrick Hogan, Dallas, TX; Patrick D. McMurtray, Christiana, TX; Mike Kamler, Shickley, NE; Umarex USA Inc., Fort Smith, AR; API Group Inc.,
St. Paul, MN; Smith & Wesson Inc., Springfield, MA; National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers Inc., Atlanta, GA; Anne T. Draper,
Littleton, CO; John Murray, Rockport, TX; Donna S. Head, Corsicana, TX; Simmonds Electrical of Naples Inc., Bonita Springs, FL;
John J. Litzinger, Vero Beach, FL; C. Birge Sigety, Tampa, FL; Robert K. Eddy, Big Lake, MN; Charles Cox, Jackson, TN; Charles W. Jenkins,
Vero Beach, FL; W.T. Patrick, Vero Beach, FL; Alison Horsman, Roslyn, SD; Jody D. Hounshell, Dayton, OH; Turner's Operations Inc.,
Cucamonga, CA; Stephen Hillis, Lakeland, FL; Les B. Chipman, Houston, TX; David Lortscher, Springwater, NY; Kyle Meier, Colona, IL;
Ervin A. Baumann, Midland, TX; Archie D. Soden, Long Beach, CA; Duane Benson, Bishop, CA; Michael Nastro, Mongaup Valley, NY;
David C. Robbins, Tracy, MN; Frederic A. Conjour, Richmond, TX; Ray Austin, Montague, CA; Michael Fuljenz, Beaumont, TX; Robert Callan,
Tucson, AZ; Robert Rimlinger, Gatesville, TX; Frances Pawtowski, Melbourne Beach, FL; J. Jerome Moiso, McArthur, CA; Carl Schanbacher,
Boston, MA; Gary Clinard, Las Vegas, NV; Thomas L. Clendening, Madison, AL; Cape Radiology Group, Girardeau, MO; Vern F. Capen,
Windsor Locks, CT; Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs Inc., North Haledon, NJ; Franklin Targeteers, Franklin, NH; Ralph Nordick,
West Fargo, ND; Alan Mossberg, Tierra Verde, FL; Steven Roberts, Ely, MN.

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