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Wyo. lawmakers consider silencers on hunting guns
timesunion.com ^ | 29 November, 2012 | BEN NEARY

Posted on 11/30/2012 4:50:25 PM PST by marktwain

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers will decide in coming months whether to follow a growing national trend and allow the use of silencers on hunting guns.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: banglist; silencer; suppressor; wy
The institution of onerous legal impediment to the ownership and aquisition of gun mufflers was one of the biggest public health disasters of the last century. Millions of people lost significant hearing because of this outrageous policy.

In Europe, the opposite approach has been common. Suppressors, silencers, gun mufflers, whatever appelation you wish to use, have been far easier to obtain than in the United States. In Finland, it has been ruled a constitutional right to make, trade, sell, and use suppressors.

1 posted on 11/30/2012 4:50:33 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain
Now, wait a minute.

The vast majority of the media consider "hunting weapons" to be "assault rifles"

How on earth is that going to play out?

2 posted on 11/30/2012 4:56:08 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: marktwain

I wish I had silencers on my guns years ago, my ears wouldn’t be ringing now. Every time I read about some one wanting to use a .45 for home defense, I wonder if they realize how LOUD firing it inside a home would be? Get the muzzle as far away from me as possible. I’ll take a shotgun everytime.


3 posted on 11/30/2012 4:59:30 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: marktwain

I would love to be able to buy a silencer for my .22. Then my neighbor would not need to get upset when the Sylvilagus Floridanus doubles over in pain and then dies.


4 posted on 11/30/2012 5:02:17 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: Inyo-Mono

Ditto.

I now consider muzzle brakes and comps to be the works of Satan.


5 posted on 11/30/2012 5:14:25 PM PST by NVDave
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To: Inyo-Mono
Every time I read about some one wanting to use a .45 for home defense, I wonder if they realize how LOUD firing it inside a home would be?

I do, I do! I figure that under the stresses of a no shucks life-or-death situation, my aim *might* no be as good as I'd like.

I figure if I miss, the flash and noise will discourage the attacker.

And I don't plan on missing...

6 posted on 11/30/2012 5:25:30 PM PST by null and void (Knowledge increases exponentially, wisdom increases logarithmically.)
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To: Sawdring

Mine just roll over and die.

Head shots. Head shots. Head shots.


7 posted on 11/30/2012 5:51:26 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth
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To: null and void

I want “silencers” on handguns. First, they help protect hearing; second, they make using the gun less painful for the owner.

In understand that a few states allow silencers. Is that true? Of course, I am in NJ, which actually treats slingshots as assault weapons.


8 posted on 11/30/2012 5:54:29 PM PST by docbnj
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To: docbnj

Beats me, I’m in California. I want a Judge...


9 posted on 11/30/2012 6:02:05 PM PST by null and void (Knowledge increases exponentially, wisdom increases logarithmically.)
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To: docbnj

Supressors are legal in most states actually.Cost you a tax stamp,but it’s worth it.We have a AWC for the MP5,really quiet.The brass hitting the ground make as much noise as the weapon.Also,I never knew how much noise the bullets make impacting the ground until we got the AWC.


10 posted on 11/30/2012 6:02:55 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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11 posted on 11/30/2012 6:37:21 PM PST by RedMDer (Please support Toys for Tots this CHRISTmas season.)
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To: marktwain

If I had a .22 with a silencer there’s be less pigeons in the world.


12 posted on 11/30/2012 6:45:18 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Inyo-Mono

Dad fired a .357 in the bathroom once. Once. (long story) Think about it, small room, lots of tile to reflect sound... Ouch.


13 posted on 11/30/2012 9:09:33 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: elkfersupper

Don’t deafen the elk....


14 posted on 11/30/2012 11:55:58 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: ThunderSleeps

I hope it was out an open window unless accosting some bad guy


15 posted on 11/30/2012 11:56:42 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Sawdring

Bugs bunny killer!


16 posted on 11/30/2012 11:58:20 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: marktwain

Somebody is going to have to explain to this actual hunter the need for silencers in hunting. On a given season deer hunting, one maybe two rounds come out of the box. What’s the point?


17 posted on 12/01/2012 7:40:44 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Out the window at a ground hog. Dad always said next time he’d take his time and rest his elbows on the windowsill and extend the muzzle outside... :-) But after that he always said the “cop shows” were nuts, after the typical shoot-out indoors, everyone would be deaf, they wouldn’t hold a normal conversation about where to chase down the bad guys next.


18 posted on 12/01/2012 8:09:39 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: marktwain

“You get caught poaching, and you don’t own a gun anymore.”

Surely you jest. Poaching in Wyoming? Nah.


19 posted on 12/01/2012 9:57:39 AM PST by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: Last Dakotan

One shot can permanently damage your hearing.

Oh, and then there’s the matter of liberty.


20 posted on 12/01/2012 10:19:14 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Hold My Beer and Watch This!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Don’t deafen the elk....

I shoot the subsonics at them, so they hear it first, then they feel it - but the two events are not very far apart.

21 posted on 12/01/2012 4:01:46 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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