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    If you try and make sense of gun laws your head will hurt. Logic had little to do with them.

    Quote Originally Posted by dukesarcher View Post
    The UK has some of the toughest and most ridiculous gun laws on earth, but getting a moderator is pretty standard tbh.

    Handguns and semi-automatic rifles are prohibited though.

    Go figure....

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    I was actually surprised when I read this yesterday, I wasn't aware how many states (x42 now) allowed moderators' while hunting;

    On Thursday, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed into law House Bill 2279, which legalized the possession and use of firearm suppressors in the state. Iowa was one of the last holdout states to forbid the use of suppressors, along with California, Illinois, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and several others. With the bill signed and taking effect immediately, Iowa is now officially the 42nd state to legalize the possession of suppressors, and 39th state to legalize them for hunting as well. Governor Branstad signed the bill at a retail Brownells store in Grinnel.


    “The legalization of suppressors in Iowa is a tremendous victory for the law abiding citizens of The Hawkeye State,” said Knox Williams, President and Executive Director of the American Suppressor Association (ASA), in a press release. “For the past three years, the ASA has worked alongside the Iowa Firearms Coalition, the National Rifle Association, Rep. Windschitl, and, this year, Rep. Baxter to get this legislation passed so that the sportsmen and women of Iowa could use these benign accessories to protect their hearing while in the field and at the range.”

    Hearing safety was one of several reasons why gun owners and hunters have advocated for suppressor use. Also known as silencers, suppressors can reduce the noise generated by a gun shot, making both recreational shooting and hunting safer for hearing. There are other advantages to suppressors, such as reduced recoil, allowing shooters to easily communicate with each other at the range, and more auditory awareness in the field.

    Efforts to support the bill were spearheaded by the ASA, the National Rifle Association (NRA), and the Iowa Firearms Coalition, along with other activist groups. The ASA says it will now turn its attention to legalizing suppressors in states that still ban the devices. SilencerCo, a renowned suppressor manufacturer, applauded the ASA’s efforts on Friday.


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    In Canada , I think it is mainly our politicians and our the police that are against sound suppressors, they see it as only bad guys and crooks use them.
    I believe that if we were allowed to use them , there would be fewer complaints from individuals re. gunshots heard , especially when people hear some of the louder/noisier center fire varmint rifles.

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    The trend in the US is to deregulate suppressors.

    And the objections are exactly what you would expect, based on the assumption that the purpose of a suppressor is to allow you to shoot without being detected: only crooks and assassins would use them!

    Remember, most of the voting public lives in cities and is never disturbed by the sounds of gunshots. The idea that suppressors are desirable to (a) protect my hearing and (b) reduce conflicts over noise is simply not on their radar. And the problem we face, bluntly, is that pro-gun groups have so poisoned the waters by such antics as the NFA's "Don't Put Yer Eye Out, Kid" Xmas stunt that it has become very difficult to educate the public. You can't have a reasonable discussion anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by welsh View Post
    ..........pro-gun groups have so poisoned the waters by such antics as the NFA's "Don't Put Yer Eye Out, Kid" Xmas stunt that it has become very difficult to educate the public. You can't have a reasonable discussion anymore.
    That was a most stupid stunt indeed.
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    They are actually now trying to make suppressors legal in Canada

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    It will never happen not a chance in H$LL

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    They are actually now trying to make suppressors legal in Canada
    "This is about unenforceable registration of weapons that violates the rights of people to own firearms."—Premier Ralph Klein (Alberta)Calgary Herald, 1998 October 9 (November 1, 1942 – March 29, 2013)

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    Suppressors yeah right! We even encourage tannerite exploding targets so target shooters can make even more noise. Now there's a fun but unnecessary noise that shout be banned.

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    It's interesting that it was encompassed into the Hearing Protection Act...making it a Health and Safety issue...

    the 'shooting' aspects are secondary benefit

    Today, Thursday, March 31, Governor Terry Branstad (R) signed House File 2279, the Hearing Protection Act, into law. HF 2279 passed the House of Representatives with a 74-24 vote and the Senate with an overwhelming, bipartisan 46-4 vote. HF 2279 will go into effect immediately.


    Most importantly, suppressors reduce shooters’ risk of hearing damage, which can occur when discharging a firearm without the proper hearing protection. Additionally, suppressors can help reduce noise complaints from neighbors, particularly in more densely populated areas.

    https://www.nraila.org/articles/2016...protection-act
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    Pretty much legal everywhere except for the most liberal leaning and or anti gun States.
    California, Illinois, New York, Mass., Hawaii, Delaware, New Jersey.......

    I still use earplugs sometimes out of habit but they do seem to make a huge difference in the actual dB, tone and duration of the report without earplugs.
    Especially inside.

    I shot a suppressed Uzi loaned to me briefly from the local FBI office to shoot a few rounds and there was a huge difference between suppressed and not. Both in noise and heat.

    Our Police team rifles are suppressed and were quiet and surprisingly accurate without subsonic ammo.
    Last edited by skypilot; April 3rd, 2016 at 01:28 PM.

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