That’s what U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Arizona would have with his introduction of the “Hearing Protection Act” that that has backing from the NRA.  The days of treating suppressors as NFA items should come to an end and this is a good first step but unfortunately it doesn’t go far enough. Suppressors are nothing more than mufflers, something we require on nearly everything that makes loud noises.

As said by SayUncle, “If we regulated cars like we did guns, everyone would have to drive with hearing protection on.”