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.
The vast majority of the media consider "hunting weapons" to be "assault rifles"
How on earth is that going to play out?
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.
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.
If I had a .22 with a silencer there’s be less pigeons in the world.
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?
“You get caught poaching, and you don’t own a gun anymore.”
Surely you jest. Poaching in Wyoming? Nah.