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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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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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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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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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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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“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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