#5 I don't know much about guns, what is the concern with suppressors? As far as I know they aren't like the movies. I doubt a shotgun suppressor is silent. I would think the main purpose is to avoid hearing loss.
My dad had one in WWII and apparently it was against some convention.
#9 | Posted by bored at 2017-05-01 09:03 AM
Cops HATE them. It makes shooters harder to detect, especially in cities. Harder to locate the source of the sound. Also, they make the gunshot detection systems many cities use obsolete. The suppressed sound is too similar to other noises in a city soundscape to detect and get a fix on. You can claim all the hearing benefits you like, but criminals are going to be the biggest beneficiaries of this nonsense.