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Gun suppressors are now legal for hunting in North Carolina
Charlotte Observer ^ | 7/31/13 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.

Posted on 08/01/2013 3:24:41 PM PDT by Libloather

For decades, the closest most people got to a gun suppressor – those metal cylinders that reduce a gun’s bang – was seeing one on a movie screen in the hands of an assassin or gangster.

**SNIP**

Suppressors are heavily regulated by the federal government. People trying to buy them have to apply to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and pass a background check, according to U.S. law. They also have to pay a federal tax payment of $200 and get approval from the county sheriff.

On Tuesday, North Carolina sheriffs were discussing the ramifications of the bill at their annual training conference in Wilmington, said Julia Rush, a spokeswoman for Mecklenburg Sheriff Chipp Bailey.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: banglist; blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; guns; hunting; nc; northcarolina; trayvonmartin
the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

A friend and I would always enjoy our alcohol, tobacco, & firearms day whenever the gun show came to town. Now we have to find something to blow up?

1 posted on 08/01/2013 3:24:41 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
“I have traditionally been opposed to silencers in a county as urban as Mecklenburg, where open spaces are limited,” Bailey said in a statement.

I suppose it never occurred to you that residents of your county hunt in other counties?

2 posted on 08/01/2013 3:28:17 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Libloather

Even the Euroweenies allow suppressors. Only in America do we criminalize them.


3 posted on 08/01/2013 3:28:59 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: justlurking
And on the same line.... has he never thought that being a good neighbor means being quiet while shooting on those limited open spaces? I'm sure there is somewhere in the county to shoot.

/johnny

4 posted on 08/01/2013 3:30:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Libloather
Separately, I wanted to note:

In Europe, suppressors (they aren't silencers, and aren't silent) are very common. Use of one is considered to be "neighborly", as it reduces the noise footprint and doesn't disturb people so easily.

In Europe, they don't have as much wide-open space. So, it's much more difficult to hunt or site a shooting range in a location that is isolated from other people.

In the US, suppressors have a "gangster" stigma. But, they do reduce a genuine health hazard: damage to hearing.

5 posted on 08/01/2013 3:33:20 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Libloather

Cool. What’s left of my hearing is grateful. I’ll have to get me one one of these days.


6 posted on 08/01/2013 3:38:00 PM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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To: Libloather

OSHA requires hearing protection, BATFE (for all practical purposes) forbids it. Your government at work.


7 posted on 08/01/2013 3:57:19 PM PDT by suthener
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To: Libloather

“That’s a Smith & Wesson, and you’ve had your six.”

THHHHHP! (pause) THHHHHP!


8 posted on 08/01/2013 4:01:12 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Libloather

Hmm...cut up a surplus SMLE and make one of these:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Lisle_carbine


9 posted on 08/01/2013 4:19:15 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Libloather

You would think gun suppressors would be something the noise environmentalist would embrace.


10 posted on 08/01/2013 4:21:07 PM PDT by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: elcid1970

Dr NO.


11 posted on 08/01/2013 4:40:31 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: GenXteacher

Oh I always wanted one of those! Snazzy in .45 cal.


12 posted on 08/01/2013 4:40:40 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

We were looking at that particular item on my computer at the end of class once, and one of my female students remarked “I want one!”


13 posted on 08/01/2013 4:50:00 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Libloather
Suppressors are heavily regulated by the federal government. People...have to apply to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and pass a background check...They...have to pay a federal tax payment of $200 and get approval from the county sheriff.

I have never understood the stigma attached to suppressors or so-called silencers.

Hollywood has perpetuated the myth of "deadly silence", but if one has ever fired a 1911, for example, with a suppressor, the clanking and clanging of the action is louder than the "pthut" shown/heard in the movies, but you never hear that.

14 posted on 08/01/2013 4:50:41 PM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: CodeToad

we used to, it was considered polite socas not to annoy others and keep your hearing.


15 posted on 08/01/2013 5:14:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Libloather

Make love loudly, make war quietly.


16 posted on 08/01/2013 5:24:23 PM PDT by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: Libloather

later in NC !


17 posted on 08/01/2013 5:59:13 PM PDT by snooter55 (People may doubt what you say, but they will always believe what you do)
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To: Libloather
What in thee name of HELL, IS A GUN SUPPRESSOR?

Is that kinda like something that suppresses a gun? How does it work? Does it suppress it by keeping it at home? In a storage locker? Outta the hands of a user?

I have heard of SOUND suppressors, and a NOISE suppressors, and of course SILENCERS, but NEVER a GUN SUPPRESSOR.

What am I missing here?

18 posted on 08/01/2013 6:49:22 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslymz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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I think them there "GUN SUPPRESSORS" are the anti-shootin' and gun ownin' people.

Least ways that's how I see it....:shrug:
19 posted on 08/01/2013 6:53:54 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Look up the bio on that Eurasian chick who portrayed Dr. No’s double agent. Truth is always stranger than fiction.

Too bad it’s half a century ago now. Not to mention for Ursula Andress. When I was in high school & saw her wearing towels in The Blue Max, I no longer regarded thirtysomething as middle aged.


20 posted on 08/01/2013 7:17:15 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Tainan
I think them there "GUN SUPPRESSORS" are the anti-shootin' and gun ownin' people.

When I first saw the headline I had a brief moment of imagining open season on liberals.

21 posted on 08/01/2013 7:21:17 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: ConradofMontferrat
GUN SUPPRESSORS

The federal government,

bitchy little liberal neighbors who like tofu

Your Aunt Mazie....

22 posted on 08/01/2013 7:32:08 PM PDT by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: tacticalogic
Head shots only.......heh heh heh
23 posted on 08/02/2013 3:18:45 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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