Summary: H.R.3139 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3139. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

Shown Here:
Introduced in House (06/29/2017)

Hearing Protection Act of 2017

This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code: (1) to remove silencers from the list of firearms subject to regulation under the National Firearms Act (NFA), and (2) to specify that a person who lawfully acquires or possesses a silencer under provisions of the federal criminal code meets the registration and licensing requirements of the NFA.

Additionally, the bill amends the federal criminal code:

  • to preempt state or local laws that tax or regulate firearm silencers,
  • to exclude a muffler or silencer from the list of firearms subject to regulation,
  • to eliminate mandatory minimum prison terms for a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense in which a defendant uses or carries a firearm equipped with a silencer, and
  • to permit active and retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed silencer.