According to SilencerCo’s CEO Josh Waldron, Trump’s two oldest sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, use SilencerCo products. SilencerCo was an early and vocal endorser of Donald Trump for President. As a result, Mr. Waldron received one of the coveted invitations to Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States. From Silencerco’s facebook page:
SilencerCo CEO Josh Waldron is honored to be a part of the momentous occasion of President-elect Donald J. Trump’s inauguration on January 20th. SilencerCo’s early and enthusiastic support of the incoming Republican administration is directly related to its ideological alignment with Josh’s and SilencerCo’s pro 2nd Amendment beliefs.
Mr. Waldron was one of the founders of the American Suppressor Association. The ASA sponsors the Hearing Protection Act (HPA), which would remove the onerous, expensive and time-consuming NFA provisions from silencers. Surprisingly, Mr. Waldron indicated that the ATF hasn’t been enthusiastic about fighting this legislation.
The HPA is getting a lot of attention. For several weeks, it has been in the top ten of legislation that is being looked at over the Internet. Does Waldron’s invitation to the Inaugural mean that the HPA will be a priority for the Trump administration? At the least, we can say that SilencerCo is not being ignored.
The HPA could be a big win for a Trump administration. It’s highly popular legislation with virtually no downside. Watch this space.