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DerekWills July 21st, 2013 12:17pm

Suppressors (aka silencers) are legal for civilian use provided it is registered with the ATF. Why? I can't think of a good reason. Should we repeal this requirement?

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Sean Go Devils
07/22/13 1:48 pm

It's not like the movies. You can still hear the shot but its quieter

MadCow True GOP
07/22/13 8:19 am

How about an underslung grenade launcher, too? That's an accessory, too.

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
07/22/13 9:57 am

Why not? 40mm flares are not uncommon and can be used in any emergency situation.

MadCow True GOP
07/22/13 1:32 pm

Flares my foot! I want carnage!

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
07/22/13 1:37 pm

Haha! Well I believe that due to the high probability of collateral damage, the government cannot protect a citizen who uses high explosives the same way they can protect the military. That's the only reason they should not be sold to the public.

PinkysWifey Wisconsin
07/21/13 4:17 pm

You need it for shark never know when a sharknado may strike.

satiricalnick meh
07/21/13 12:19 pm

I like the oil filter suppressors. Its the nice cheap way to make your .45 sound like a pellet gun.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
07/21/13 12:29 pm

At the expense of seeing what you're aiming at...

knetzere Illinois
07/21/13 11:59 am

I might someday. We're thinking Wyoming right now though

commonsense America isnt racist
07/21/13 6:51 am

No idea. Only thing I could come up with is that a silencer is mostly used for nefarious reasons? Like uh murder? What other use does it have? Making sure your neighbors don't get pissed from the noise when you're practicing? Lol

knetzere Illinois
07/21/13 8:05 am

Yeah it is much better for hearing protection. In many countries across the pond they are mandatory is you are going to be shooting outside

Doopy Remedial Americanism
07/21/13 8:45 am

It really sucks for murder, because even though they call it a "silencer", that sound is very un-silent. Generally a suppressor just reduces the report below the level of hearing damage, which is good because hunters usually don't wear earplugs.

commonsense America isnt racist
07/21/13 9:50 am

So it's NOT like all the spy movies or splinter cell games? Damn

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
07/21/13 10:31 am

No Common. They don't sound like lasers...

Capitan Elysium
07/21/13 6:45 am

I don't see a reason to. It's an accessory to a firearm. We might as well start registering taclights and magazines. *sarcasm* Regardless of whether they have to register it with ATF or not it's still a long, detailed, expensive process to get one.

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
07/21/13 5:55 am

No one is going to say why they think the requirement should stay??

EarlyBird Portland
07/21/13 6:22 am

Are you asking if all silencers should be legal or illegal?

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
07/21/13 6:24 am

Legal with no requirement of federal registration.

EarlyBird Portland
07/21/13 6:37 am

It's hard to say without knowing the reasoning behind the law. For now, I'll go along with you.

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
07/21/13 6:43 am

I don't even none the reason behind the law Ms. Bird. It was included in the National Firearms Act of 1934 which requires federal registration for suppressers, full auto, short barrel rifles and shotguns and the "Any Other Weapons" catch all.

EarlyBird Portland
07/21/13 7:08 am

D - knowing it's from the thirties tells me it's an outdated law probably enacted because of the mobsters. They didn't want "hits" to happen without drawing attention. I'm probably wrong but it came to mind. I'm with you on this.

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
07/21/13 7:11 am

I agree 100%. I think it was a reaction to the mob.