<== Site Review (2018-01-15) ==>
Guns make loud noises which can negatively affect hearing. Shooting enthusiasts tend to wear ear protection.
The ear protection reduces the shooters awareness of their surroundings. A hunter wearing ear protection can't hear people yelling "Stop Shooting! There are people here!"
A silencer suppress the sound. This reduces ear damage and increases situational awareness.
Antagonists claim that the only use of silencers is help criminals get away with crimes.
Those who are for suppressors point out that it is easy to make silencers. For example one can make both silencers and high magazine cartridges with 3D printers.
SilencerCo is a site from West Valley City that designs silencers. They have state by state information on the legal steps needed to buy a silencer.
They have an active Youtube channel. This video has experiments that measures the sound created by guns.