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Old 06-10-2019, 04:18 PM
 
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The US Supreme let stand lower court rulings that federal regulation of gun silencers was not a violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution. Eight moronic States wanted silencers protected under the 2nd amendment. The lower courts ostensibly ruled that silencers are no "bearable" arms under the Constitution.

Why are these things even legal?

Be that as it may, thank heaven for small favors.




https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...silencers.html
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Old 06-10-2019, 04:22 PM
 
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So a barrel extension with baffles is illegal. God forbid that some people want to preserve their hearing.
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Old 06-10-2019, 04:27 PM
 
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The US Supreme let stand lower court rulings that federal regulation of gun silencers was not a violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution. Eight moronic States wanted silencers protected under the 2nd amendment. The lower courts ostensibly ruled that silencers are no "bearable" arms under the Constitution.

Why are these things even legal?

Be that as it may, thank heaven for small favors.




https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...silencers.html
You do know that silencers don't exist. That was just a movie name. Sound suppressors protect hearing but are still very loud.
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Old 06-10-2019, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Sandy Springs)
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You do know that silencers don't exist. That was just a movie name. Sound suppressors protect hearing but are still very loud.
Actually the original patent used the term silencer.
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Old 06-10-2019, 05:12 PM
 
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Actually the original patent used the term silencer.
Call it what you want, they don't silence.
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Old 06-10-2019, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Sandy Springs)
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Call it what you want, they don't silence.
No one has claimed they are totally silent, and I would suspect most people know that.
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Old 06-10-2019, 05:24 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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So, if I don't consent, will violence be used against me, as if I am property and must obey the MASTER?
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Old 06-10-2019, 05:37 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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The US Supreme let stand lower court rulings that federal regulation of gun silencers was not a violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution. Eight moronic States wanted silencers protected under the 2nd amendment. The lower courts ostensibly ruled that silencers are no "bearable" arms under the Constitution.

Why are these things even legal?

Be that as it may, thank heaven for small favors.




https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...silencers.html
Example: Randy Weaver - Ruby Ridge


https://www.earnthenecklace.com/what...y-ridge-siege/

https://www.rubyridgetofreedom.com/index.html
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Old 06-10-2019, 05:55 PM
 
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... Why are these things even legal?

Be that as it may, thank heaven for small favors.
...
Of the overall gun deaths, the number where a legal silencer/suppressor was utilized is negligibly small, so to say "small favor" is severely understating any real life impact. Not to mention that home made suppressors are easy to make and for the portion of the population for whom you'd prefer not to have a suppressor, they wouldn't follow the law anyway.

Be that as it may, there is one use case for which they have significant practical positive impact and that's with hearing protection in a home defense scenario. When shooting a firearm indoors, the sound levels can be sufficient to cause possible permanent hearing damage as well as possibly disorienting the home owner. Having a suppressor can greatly reduce any sound induced damage.
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Good. With all the shootings and guns going off now and the mayhem, keeping the volume level down will be a positive.
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