In the current session of Congress, there are two bills which comprise the hearing protection act (HPA) . Senate Bill 59, sponsored by Senator Mike Crapo (pronounced "CRAY-poe") of Idaho, and House Resolution 367, introduced by representatives Jeff Duncan and John "Judge" Carter, both of Texas. The prior bill about silencer reform, HR 3779, is a law that died in Committee in 2015. S.59 and H.R. 367 are the vehicles to get this bill through Congress this session. The Hearing Protection Act is the proposal to deregulate silencers, also known as suppressors or "cans." It would eliminate the NFA-required $200 transfer tax and the special forms and applications that one needs. It would replace those things with a standard form 4473 at the time of purchase, just like buying a regular gun today. Both of these bills are in their respective committees right now. Unless Senate Bill 59 and HR 367 get passed from their Committees, our senators and your representatives in Congress will not even have a chance to vote for them. S. 59 is in the Senate Finance Committee . H.R. 367 is in the House Ways and Means Committee.