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To: dwilli
"There is a very good reason silencer possession is a federal crime"

Yes there is. It.s so the Fed Gov can generate $200.00 in revenue from each silencer a citizen wants to own.
Exactly the same as the $200.00 for each machine gun.
28 posted on 10/19/2003 7:27:16 AM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get)
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To: philetus
So you feel there should be no restrictions on silencers or
machine guns? I have owned guns my entire life from 10 years old to the present but there have to be some limits to firepower and accessories citizens can possess.

There are non-criminal nuts in our society, couch commandoes and weekend game players who have no business with a spitball and a rubber band much less rapid-fire weapons and silencing equipment.

If silencers were readily available, blowing away that dead-bolt lock on on your front door would be much quieter and
quicker for people wanting to enter your home.\

I can think of no reason for law enforcement officers to use silencers.
30 posted on 10/19/2003 8:59:25 AM PDT by dwilli
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To: philetus
At least it's only $200 once. Imagine if it were like car registration which had to be renewed yearly.
65 posted on 10/20/2003 12:00:56 AM PDT by The Red Zone
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