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Silence is Golden


#1

Silence is Golden

Christopher Brauchli

Silence in times of suffering is the best.
—John Dryden


#2

I remember reading A Tom Clancy thriller that within it's pages described in minute detail an ex-Navy Seal making A silencer for A .22 caliber pistol to reek vengeance on A killer of A girl he loved- I could not believe my eyes since gun silencers were always extremely taboo in those years- The word on the street was that If one were caught with A silencer, every unsolved murder for miles would be pinned on you-,

I am all in for responsible adult ownership of weapons, but "silencers" put A whole new meaning on gun ownership- I would think the murder rate would go through the roof, even with the registration and fingerprinting- Silencers on guns would make us all un-safe....I believe they should be banned and taken off of the street.. This is way out there, along with night vision optics for guns-


#3

Actually, this article is nonsense. Silencers don't make guns anywhere near "silent", except in the movies. They're still plenty loud, even a 22. What they do is keep you from going temporarily deaf after firing. This is even more critical for hunting dogs who go completely deaf after a couple of seasons unless a silencer is used.


#5

I always think of spy-intrigue movies when I think of a silencer. They always go "pteeewww, pteeewww! In fact, as a kid, I thought they were called "silent sirs" becasue of, duly knighted by Her Majesty, Sir James Bond. (I'm not making this up).


#6

Hunting dogs? They make silencers for shotguns? Train the dog to stay back from the shooter - and wear hearing protection for yourself.


#7

Yes, they do.