According to SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb, information in the DRGO White Paper “underscores the importance of research in the decision-making process, as opposed to relying merely on emotional arguments.” The White Paper, titled “Position Paper in Favor of Firearm Suppressors to Prevent Hearing Loss,” may be read here.
“Our purpose at SAF is to educate rather than advocate,” Gottlieb noted. “The DRGO document corrects a lot of misinformation and explains a lot in a very short presentation. We think that the more people who read this report, the better they will understand the issue. Using suppressors on firearms to protect hearing is a common sense approach to a serious problem.”
“Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership strongly supports making firearm suppressors readily available to the public as a critical health intervention to prevent Americans’ hearing loss,” said DRGO Director, Dr. Arthur Przebinda. “Reducing barriers to firearms suppressor ownership and decreasing the likelihood of gunshot blast noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus in tens of millions of U.S. firearms owners will have no material impact on criminal firearms use.”
“It’s disappointing that, after years of trying to make guns a public health issue, the gun control crowd reflexively opposes an effort to protect the hearing of millions of firearms owners,” Gottlieb observed. “Perhaps with the release of the DRGO report, an important new perspective has been added to the debate.”
The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.