Thread: Silencers
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Old October 4, 2012, 11:16 AM   #42
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The proper term is suppressor, the device does not completely silence the report of any firearm larger than a pellet gun. Using the word silencer simply feeds the ignorance and hysteria of the uneducated anti gun crowd.
While you are correct, in the 1934 NFA they are referred to as "silencers," so that is the actual legal term in play even though it is not strictly correct.
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