So why are Supressors Regulated?

Discussion in 'Firearm Laws & Legal' started by DuneHopper, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. coop44

    coop44
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    Huh? What? Speak up I can't hear you!!!
     
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  2. awshoot

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    It is interesting that in some European countries, with their strict laws, sound moderators are easier to get here. Countries where there are no suppressor laws? - SilencerTalk

    In Norway, there aren't any rules for example.

    Apparently in the UK, hunters are encouraged to use them, but they have to get license, because it protects the sonic environment for the enjoyment of others.
     
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  3. Flymph

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    It's even a lot of money today! That's nearly half of what a lot of people make in a week. If not all of what people make in a week.
     
  4. Martini_Up

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    Because a democrat was in office when it became so. Not that the republican are a lot better ('86 and '89 bans).

    Our rights - the people - begin taken away by those that serve us. Ever whittled away.... One has to wonder how we will ever get them back and how long the whittling will continue and what will be left in the time to come.
     
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  5. tac

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    Remember that the UK is small, and night shooting of foxes is common, so mods are more or less compulsory to avoid spookment of cattle/sheep or people. Trust me, a .22-250 at 2 a.m get pretty loud. Getting one on your Firearms Certificate [FAC] is no big deal, all you do is apply for it when you get your new gun and the FAC is amended accordingly. Applying for one separately subject to a $65 fee.

    Although I don't shoot live game, I DO shoot numerous centre-fire calibres outdoors, but on ranges. None of my guns are suitable candidates for moderators, I'm happy to relate, unless you know how to make one that would work on a Snider, or 1897 Boer War Mauser and its ilk without making it [and me] look stoopid.

    tac
     
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  6. HB of CJ

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    Once you shoot off guns with cans you will never want to shoot off guns without cans. All of the comments made above are probably true. The common denominator in this is that it was a concerted Fed Power Grab and they got away with it. My read only. Respectfully.

    All Oregon State, US Code Laws And NFA Rules Apply.
     
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