Iowa Becomes 42nd State to Legalize Firearm Suppressors
Written by AWR Hawkins Published: 02 April 2016
On March 31 Governor Terry Branstad (R) signed the Hearing Protection Act, making Iowa the 42nd state to legalize the sale and possession of suppressors for firearms.
Breitbart News previously reported that the Hearing Protection Act passed the Senate by a vote of 46-4 and passed the House by a vote of 78-21.
The measure revolved around the facts that suppressors reduce damage to hearing by reducing decibel levels. They also serve to increase accuracy by “by reducing felt recoil and shot ‘flinch.’” These things benefit new shooters, and the noise reduction also benefits people who live close to areas where target practice is regularly conducted.
The act was opposed by Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action, but to no avail.