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Old February 4, 2013, 07:31 PM   #2
Brian Pfleuger
Join Date: June 25, 2008
Location: Central, Southern NY, USA
Posts: 18,800
The term Silencer is defined in 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(24):

The term “Firearm Silencer” or “Firearm Muffler” means any device for silencing, muffling, or diminishing the report of a portable firearm, including any combination of parts, designed or redesigned, and intended for the use in assembling or fabricating a firearm silencer or firearm muffler, any part intended only for use in such assembly or fabrication.

Notice the "any".

ANY device.

Notice the phrase "designed or redesigned".

Your friend is completely, inarguably wrong.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
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