Saturday, October 17, 2015

Silence is Golden

In the movies assassins and organized crime hit men use silencers to murder at will.  They give the impression that silencers are only used for criminal purposes, and that they totally eliminate the sound of a firearm.

The reality is that silencers are a very imperfect way of making guns quieter.  You can't use them to shoot someone secretly in a large room full of people.  The real use for silencers is to reduce the noise guns make. 

People can go to the range and shoot and not damage their hearing due to the noise.  They can avoid bothering their neighbors because of the sound of shooting.  Right now silencers are regulated like machine guns, which is foolish.  Under the new bill, the hearing protection act, people would buy silencers like they buy firearms, and it's a good idea; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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