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Should firearm silencers be legal to own for hunting in Ohio?

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Beaumont

Jan-15-14 7:30 AM

Who dreams this stuff up! Why?

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GrantMingus

Jan-15-14 9:01 AM

Why shouldn't anyone who can legally own one already be able to use one for hunting?

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EATTHERICH

Jan-15-14 9:43 AM

you only need one to hunt people.this is crazy.how long have people hunted without a silencers?

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ladybug

Jan-15-14 10:08 AM

How about rocket launchers and missiles ?

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GrantMingus

Jan-15-14 11:42 AM

You need one to hunt people? The vast majority of the military doesn't use SUPPRESSORS (silencers is a horrible misnomer that makes you look like you don't know what you're talking about).

There is no logical reason to answer no to this, other than a basis in the brainwashing you've received to believe that a suppressor is a killing machine on the level of a nuclear weapon. So much of these conversations around guns are had with one side spewing complete ignorance, it's no wonder they're so contentious.

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rpmwwe

Jan-15-14 12:43 PM

Actually, Hiram Maxim coined the term "silencer" himself. Using the term in place of "suppressor" isn't popular nowadays but it isn't absolutely incorrect, either.

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rpmwwe

Jan-15-14 12:47 PM

"How about rocket launchers and missiles ?"

Suppressors don't work very well on them and they are only useful for hunting dragons and large sea serpents when at the surface of the water. Anything else is too small.

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ladybug

Jan-15-14 2:36 PM

Do they use silencers on Duck Dynasty ?

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PattiHannah

Jan-15-14 2:39 PM

NS, you were correct with your first statement.

The silencer and the suppressor are similar only when it comes to reducing sound. The exception or the difference, of the two is the added "feature" on the suppressor.

A suppressor kills the flash caused by the discharge of gases after a weapon is discharged. Effective and very crucial for night use especially when you do not wish to have your (which ever word you wish to use) know your location after you discharge that weapon.

Day or night decides the use of one or the other.

I know this because I owned and trained with both.

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ladybug

Jan-15-14 2:40 PM

All the years me ,my family and friends hunted .We never used a silencer. Guess the animals are much smarter today !

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Kozy62

Jan-15-14 2:45 PM

Didn't know that, Patti...thanks for the education.

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Beaumont

Jan-15-14 4:14 PM

Yes I know what a silencer and suppressor are have used both. But why do you need one for hunting? If you really want to enjoy the art of hunting use a long bow the are swift silent and deadly. Leave the gun in the safe.

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GrantMingus

Jan-15-14 5:16 PM

Yes, "facts" from a trained professional...L-O-L...are you kidding me?! There is no such thing as a silencer. What you people are calling a silencer is rightfully termed a suppressor. Though they are referred to by either term, they are one in the same. Silencer is a word made from Hollywood. Claiming to have worked with "both" destroys any credibility you think you have here. There is no such thing as "both".

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GrantMingus

Jan-15-14 5:19 PM

And the idea to use them in hunting doesn't come from their added effectiveness, but from reducing the sound that MANY people complain about hearing come out of their woods during hunting season.

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GrantMingus

Jan-15-14 5:22 PM

And to everyone who already voted no, again as someone else mentioned, suppressors are already legal to own. The level of ignorance people have when taking a stance on some things just makes me sick.

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Beaumont

Jan-15-14 5:38 PM

Sorry grant I meant flash suppressor. Sorry we make you ill.

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GrantMingus

Jan-15-14 5:43 PM

PattiHannah didn't mean flash suppressor. The "trained professional" said, "The silencer and the suppressor are similar only when it comes to reducing sound."

A flash suppressor does not reduce sound, and typically doesn't do much for hiding your position from a potential enemy either. It is designed to hide the flash for the SHOOTER, so as not to be blinded in low light conditions by the end of your own weapon. A flash suppressor/hider and an actual suppressor are not similar at all, they are in fact two separate pieces of equipment.

But by all means, continue taking your lesson from this "trained professional".

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GrantMingus

Jan-15-14 5:45 PM

The saddest part is, any of this information can be learned by looking it up on Google in about 10 seconds probably. Any amateur gun nut knows that a suppressor and a silencer are the same thing. But someone PattiHannah has this reputation here that grants him/her some sort of credibility, when in fact, if you bother to do any of your own thinking/research, he/she should have zero on pretty much every discussion he/she has been involved in.

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Beaumont

Jan-15-14 6:14 PM

Grant now we know the you really know nothing you just Google correct.

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WillFithian

Jan-15-14 6:17 PM

PattiHannah smokes mids.

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Mtlhed

Jan-15-14 6:24 PM

What makes me sick is when some Libtard says, "Why do you need one..." You're a real rocket scientist! Why do we need to drive? Why do we need to walk down the street? Why do we need anything? Why do we even need freedoms? Why not just throw the constitution in the trash and have the all-knowing, all-wise government ban everything that....we don't really need.

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WatchDog

Jan-15-14 6:32 PM

Grant were you a tormented little boy growing up? L.M.B.O.

Oh Grant you are just ticked off that a woman who had a career in law enforcement made you look doofy and she never even mentioned your name.

Besides Grant, what the heck is your expertise in the matter other than the fact you know how to use a search box on google and no actual experience with either one? I'd say...ZERO to your credibility. Grow up, the woman offered up a little knowledge and you go ballistic on her. Seriously pathetic on your part.

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WatchDog

Jan-15-14 6:37 PM

"PattiHannah smokes mids."

Now that was intellectual! Nah, I'd say that would be Grant's favorite pastime!

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ladybug

Jan-15-14 7:42 PM

Did you ever get an answer Beaumont. ?

We need silencers to hunt now !

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swager

Jan-15-14 7:43 PM

Here is the saddest part people. As I look at my form 4 which is the paper that shows I own a silencer, (sorry Grant) it clearly states the item that a $200 tax was paid on is in fact according to the BATFE, a silencer. So to all you googlers who according to Grant really know what goes on and talks down to others here's your sign. While I am at it, The Silencer not only quiets the initial blast to a certain degree depending on the quality of said "can" it also reduces muzzle flash significantly. There is a difference when you read about things, and when you own it. If I have a wildlife damage permit I can use a machinegun with a silencer in this state and legally kill a herd of deer at night. I don't do that, but it is the law. Why I have one is because I don't like ear plugs and it is within the law to own one.

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