Oleg Volk (olegvolk) wrote,
Oleg Volk
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Noise mitigation

"Imagine a world where cars didn’t have mufflers and everyone had to wear earplugs to drive..."  22,000 noise suppressors is a tiny number considering the number of guns sold in the same time period. Feds for $4.4 million just in excise taxes (on top of 11% excise already included in the price of each sound suppressor). All these restrictions make this important safety equipment into boutique category with correspondingly high per item prices.



You would be fined for NOT having a muffler on a bike or a car, but imprisoned for HAVING an unregistered muffler on a rifle (and about 15 states prohibit them outright). Very consistent.



Considering that car and gun mufflers were originally designed by the same person, the difference in how they are treated is fascinating and suggests ill will on the part of legislators.
Tags: gun, rkba, sound suppressor
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